Mobile App vs Desktop application vs Web Based Application Testing

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Mobile App Testing vs Desktop application vs Web Based Application Testing -:
Mobile market is rapidly innovating than desktop and web base. In competitive marketing era, complexity, user friendly and fine distinction tester needs skills to differentiate between mobile app, desktop application and web based testing. We are witnessed transition from desktop to web based to mobile app to exist and serve to competition. Testing these type of application, application would be bit easier to understand challenges, complexity and tackle them.

Following are the key points to distinguish mobile app vs desktop application vs web based testing to understand.

S.N Focus Mobile App Desktop App Web Based App
1 Supported Platform to run Support to different devices Specific Platforms Browser
2 Adaptable Screen size Changing according to devices Changing Changing
3 User interaction Touch, Voice, Movement Limited to mouse and keypad Limited to mouse and keypad
4 Application type Native, Hybrid Straightforward Straightforward
5 Dependency on emulator and simulator Fully relies on emulator and simulator Platform or browser Platform or browser
6 Security and privacy Emphasis and ensure security and privacy form unauthorized users Emphasis and ensure security and privacy form unauthorized users Emphasis and ensure security and privacy form unauthorized users
7 Network and Carrier Relies on Wireless or 2G, 3G, 4G signals Dependency on Device, LAN or Wireless Dependency on LAN or Wireless
8 Remove, Installation and Un-installation Easy and frequently Difficult Difficult
9 Interruption by call, SMS and notification Yes No No
10 Session Management No No Yes
11 Functional and non-functional requirement Considered Not necessary Considered
12 Battery Back up to run apps Require Not necessary Not necessary
13 Performance of user Not considered Not considered Considered
14 Google Play Store Yes No No

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