About the Book

The First Complete Guide to Mobile App Testing and Quality Assurance: Start-to-Finish Testing Solutions for Both Android and iOS

Today, mobile apps must meet rigorous standards of reliability, usability, security, and performance. However, many mobile developers have limited testing experience, and mobile platforms raise new challenges even for long-time testers. This guide is your solution: an end-to-end blueprint for thoroughly testing any iOS or Android mobile app.

Reflecting his extensive real-life experience, Daniel Knott offers practical guidance on everything from mobile test planning to automation. He offers expert insights on mobile-centric issues such as testing sensor inputs, battery usage, and hybrid apps; coping with device and platform fragmentation, and more.

If you want top-quality apps as much as your users do, this guide will help you deliver them. You’ll find it invaluable–whether you’re part of a large development team, or you are the team.

  • Establish your optimal mobile test and launch strategy
  • Create tests that reflect your customers, data networks, devices, and business models
  • Choose and implement the best Android and iOS test tools
  • Automate testing while ensuring comprehensive coverage
  • Master both functional and non-functional approaches to testing
  • Address rapid mobile release cycles
  • Test on emulators, simulators, and actual devices
  • Test native, hybrid, and web mobile apps
  • Gain value from crowd and cloud testing (and understand their limitations)
  • Test database access and local storage
  • Drive value from testing throughout your app lifecycle
  • Start testing wearables, connected homes/cars, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

What’s Special about Mobile Testing?

Chapter 2

Introduction to Mobile Devices and Apps

Chapter 3

Challenges in Mobile Testing

Chapter 4

How to Test Mobile Apps

Chapter 5

Mobile Test Automation and Tools

Chapter 6

Additional Mobile Testing Methods

Chapter 7

Mobile Test and Launch Strategy

Chapter 8

Important Skills for Mobile Testers

Chapter 9

What’s Next? And Final Thoughts

About the Author

Daniel Knott

Daniel Knott


Has been working in the field of software development and software testing since 2003. He started his career as a trainee at IBM, where he was involved in enterprise software development and testing. After his time at IBM, Daniel studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany. Software testing soon became a passion during his time at university and is the reason why he chose to pursue a career in software testing. Daniel has worked at several companies in various different industries where he was responsible for testing web desktop and mobile applications. During a number of projects, he developed fully automated testing frameworks for Android, iOS and web applications. Daniel is a well-known mobile expert, speaker at various conferences in Europe, and a blog author (http://www.adventuresinqa.com).

Book Reviews

It’s a very well researched book and Daniel has clearly put a lot of time and effort into writing it. As someone who also trains testers who are getting started in mobile then I liked the logical flow through the chapters. […] Overall I found the book to be a really useful addition to my library. There are not enough books on mobile testing as this is certainly one I would recommend. It’s not just about mobile application testing either, there are sections on mobile web as well as information about the mobile world in general. […] If you want to know more about mobile testing then I would certainly recommend that you take a look at the book. – Stephen Janaway, Test Coach and Trainer

Stephen Janaway

Stephen Janaway

Test Coach and Trainer

Overall, I enjoyed reading through the book and it contains the broad palette of information one would expect. Due to the eBook format, it plays to its strengths with a short update cycle for outdated information and a direct access through the URLs to various topics and information. […] If this book is combined with one of the training courses in the field (CMAP for example), this would be a very good way for a person to launch themselves into a mobile testing career. […] For me personally it repeated a lot of known information, which made it hard for me to keep reading. But it was worth it, because in each chapter I found some useful information to take away, which surprised me in a positive way. Thanks for taking the time to create this book and providing a good guide. – Maik Nogens, Senior Consultant – Testing Experience Issue 28, 2014

Maik Nogens

Maik Nogens

Senior Consultant
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Hands-On Mobile App TestingThe book is available since 22nd of May 2015 in all known offline and online bookstores.

ISBN-10: 0134191714
ISBN-13: 9780134191713

Addison-Wesley Professional

More information can be found here.





The book is now available in german, too. It can be found in all known offline and online bookstores


ISBN: 978-3-86490-379-3

A message from Daniel

Thank you very much for your interest in my book. If you have any questions, remarks or feedback, please send me a message. Best regards
Daniel Knott


daniel [at] adventuresinqa [dot] com