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Functional testing the biggest challenge in testing mobile apps and websites

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Despite accelerated development cycles and limited resources, users' expectations of mobile app and website quality are the same or higher than desktop users, forcing testing and QA professionals to do more with less, according to a survey of developers by Keynote.

"The number of mobile apps across all vertical markets continues to grow at a rapid pace. Smart devices inclusive of phones, tablets, and embedded appliances are becoming more and more ubiquitous," said Michael Sowers, CIO & Sr. QA/Test Consultant at Software Quality Engineering.

"Ensuring that these applications are adequately tested is a key challenge for QA/Test Teams worldwide."

"Today's mobile users are difficult to satisfy and apps are easy to uninstall. However, the testing tools, processes and resources haven't caught up with users' high expectations - and management's expectations of their mobile QA and testing teams," said Rachel Obstler, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Keynote. "In order to meet mobile websites and applications' market demand, implementing processes that include real device testing and automation capabilities will be key to meeting rising expectations."

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