An app that works well on a Samsung device, may not perform the same way on a Lenovo device. Or an app that works well on your Airtel network in Maharashtra, may not work the same way in Rajasthan.
As an app developer or a startup that is launching its app, it is extremely important that the app you are launching is tested across platforms and networks and ensure it is bug-free before it is released to the public.
To address this, mobile app testing platform Headspin visited T-Hub on May 23 and 24 to help its startups test their apps across networks, handsets and Android versions.
Set up in T-Hubâ€™s Samsung Device lab, Headspin invited startups in T-Hub to test their apps on 30 Samsung devices. Apart from a general session for the startups on how to test their apps and make them stable before launching it, Headspin also conducted one-n-one sessions with various startups.
â€śWe are mentoring startups and giving them access to the Samsung device lab and teaching them how to ensure performance optimization. Sitting at one place, they can test their apps in various locations. They can find bugs and fix them before launching. If they have any questions, we are here to answer them as well,â€ť says Thejus Krishna, Director â€“ India, Headspin.
The idea is to make an app so stable, that there are no complaints from users once itâ€™s launched. Thejus says that an app like Facebook or WhatsApp is so reliable only because they undergo continuous testing.
And the testing process is not something that stops once the app is launched. Everytime a new feature is added, the app needs to be tested again to ensure that added feature works well with the rest of the app.
Headspin, headquartered out San Francisco, is present across 76 countries. While at T-hub it is letting startups test on Samsung devices, its labs generally have around 100 devices.
And to a test an app, a user does not have to visit the lab. All one needs to do is sign up with Headspin. And on its platform that is accessible from any computer, one can test their apps on different networks, devices, Android versions and in any location across the world.
In India Headspin has labs in Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru.
At T-hub, Headspin provided its services to the startups there for free. However, while Headspin has a free trial for a week, one needs to sign up for its paid plan for continuous testing.
And the amount of time it takes to test an app depends on the complexity, the focus and the number of features on the app.
Apart from just letting you test an app, Headspin also helped startups with performance optimization. Meaning, it tells startups how the app performs on different networks, where it is failing and how the startup can improve the app to give a better user experience.
This article has been produced with inputs from T-Hub as a part of a partner program.