iPhone App Testing Help?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by jonclarkccnp, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. jonclarkccnp macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2010
    I have nearly finished developing my first iPhone App. Before I take the plunge and send it to Apple, I would appreciate some suggestions on testing it.

    Having worked in a formal software development environment, I know the importance of using professional software testers. But being new to this game, I am not sure of where to go. I have googled and found some iPhone App testings services at www.testing4success.com, and www.testiphone.com and there are plenty of articles out there if I choose to test it myself.

    My issue is I don't want to take the risk and not do any testing, so I would really appreciate some suggestions from other iPhone App Developers on what they normally do.

    I hope you can help, any comments/suggestions greatly received

  2. TITNTUFF macrumors regular


    Aug 9, 2010
    West Louisiana

    You could get some testers on these forums. They might not professional, but they are probably users.
  3. adrian.oconnor macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    Nottingham, England
    Professional testers are good for finding bugs, but you might have more success if you can tap in to your target user base instead. For example, if your app is designed for students, get student to test it. That could work out cheaper too - if it's something that genuinely interests them, they might do it in return for a free copy.

    Ask their opinions, but don't implement every new feature they suggest. Instead, concentrate on what they say when you ask them how they'd feel after a few weeks if they could no longer use the app. Also ask them what they find most annoying about it.

    I hope that gives you some ideas. I have never used a third party testing company before. If you go down that route I'd be interested to hear what your experience is like.
  4. Tears Apart, Nov 11, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010

    Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

    Tears Apart

    Jun 10, 2009
    Outside Closer
    I'm a professional tester. Lead QA for major videogame company. PM if you interested.

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