Testing Approaches for Mobile Applications using M-TaaS
Sehba Shahabuddin Siddiqui1, Varsha Nagpurkar2

1Sehba Siddiqui, Student, Department of Computer Engineering, St. Francis Institute of Technology, University of Mumbai, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.
2Varsha Nagpurkar, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, St. Francis Institute of Technology, University of Mumbai, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India

Manuscript received on 13 April 2017 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 April 2017 | Manuscript Published on 30 April 2017 | PP: 250-253 | Volume-6 Issue-4, April 2017 | Retrieval Number: D4973046417/17©BEIESP
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Abstract: Due to high popularization and rapid development of cloud services along with advancement in mobile computing technology and wireless services, a new software testing service has come up called testing as a service (TaaS). Usage of wide scale mobile devices with heterogeneous environment and platform, testing as a service utilizes cloud infrastructure to provide on demand testing services for customers all time. With increase in utility of mobile applications (apps) due to ease of internet access along with rise in demand of critical applications like mobile banking, mobile social alerts for reporting accidents, apps for monitoring traffic etc. testing of mobile apps plays a vital role. M-TaaS over cloud provides a new business standard for diversified mobile applications software validation service employing pay-as-you-test model in order to attain cost sharing and reduction in mobile computing resources, networks, cloud computing and storage. Paper addresses different testing approaches for mobile applications like emulation based testing, device based testing, cloud testing, crowd-based testing in order to cope up with frequent up gradation of mobile devices and technologies, hence developers need a reusable and cost-effective environment for validating mobile applications and flexible infrastructure for supporting large scale test automation.
Keywords: Mobile Testing; Mobile App Testing; Mobile TaaS; TaaS.

Scope of the Article: Mobile Applications and Services for IoT