Compatibility testing ensures that an application performs as expected on multiple operating systems, in multiple browsers and versions, on varying connection speeds, and even when used in conjunction with third party applications. The world of one dominating web browser and operating system is behind us. These days we have a handful of top used browsers and new ones popping up frequently. The mobile market is taking the world by storm and businesses without mobile compatibility could lose precious sales and marketing advantages.
This type of testing uses tools and methodologies to help identify problems and bottlenecks in your application to make it more efficient and give your customers the best possible experience on your website or mobile application regardless of what their personal setup is. Add-ons, various mobile platforms, connection speeds, all of these and more are evaluated in compatibility testing.
Most often done in a testing lab, compatibility testing can verify data integrity, visual appeal, and identify issues with third party applications such as office or help desk software. It can make sure that your application is backwards compatible and that your recent patch didn’t eliminate anyone as potential users.
While various compatibility tests can be run, it’s best to focus on the areas specific to your needs. If your application is for mobile users, then you would focus on mobile operating systems and models. If it’s for computer use, then you might want to do operating system compatibility tests. The most common compatibility issues these days are related to browsers to view web pages and/or web applications.
Regardless of the focus, compatibility testing ensures that all of your end users will have the same positive experience.
QA Mentor’s Lab Compatibility Services was designed for the sole reason of testing all possible browser types and versions, OS and OS versions, add-ons, mobile platforms, and connection speed combinations. It would be difficult, expensive, and exorbitantly time consuming for a company to set up and perform these kind of tests on their own, and why should they? QA Mentor has the software and expertise in place, ready to start testing immediately with a team of key individuals dedicated to your project.
Our lab is equipped to test all current mobile environments including Blackberry, Google Android, Apple iOS, Symbian, Windows, Firefox, Ubuntu, Tizen, Bada, and Brew. With our mobile testing, you can rest assured that your mobile web page will look the same to all users, and/or your mobile app will perform the same on all supported devices. As the fastest growing market, this is not an area to neglect. While other companies may take shortcuts, here at QA Mentor we don’t use simulators. We use the real devices, hands on to ensure certified compatibility.