In my years of doing mobile testing and connecting with colleagues through meet-ups, blogs, articles, and conferences, a common theme has always emerged: Testers are nervous or skeptical about getting into mobile testing. I have often heard testers say mobile testing entails a totally different thought process from other types of testing, and they believe they have to take extra courses and get certifications to be proficient in it. There are even testers who think they are not qualified to do mobile testing, although they have been testing other applications for more than a decade and have gained a lot of experience during those years.
Technology is constantly changing, and it is understandable to feel out of place. But at the same time, we need to realize that, as testers, we can adapt to any domain or technology. Critical thinking and experience-based skills apply to almost any arena.
In this session, I highlight this point and reasons why there is no need to totally shift the testing paradigm and strategy; mobile testing is not that different after all. I will discuss the commonalities and differences in testing mobile applications and how lessons learned from testing other applications can be applied to mobile as well.