The reasons a project can move forward with poor or no testing, vary from developing a digital product in record time to needing more budget in the early stages of development, or cultural resistance. At Making Sense we have developed 5 pre-assembled QA packages: QA Services.
There are five different alternatives to meet different needs:
1. Bug Hunting Time
This is a bug-bash testing procedure. A specialized QA team meets and, with a list of predefined scenarios, will assess the quality of the user-centered features during a given period. The trained eye of each participant is called upon to detect functional, non-functional, or aesthetic bugs with minimal indications. This guided activity requires a person in charge who knows the business and will assume the moderator`s role. A single report is built, consolidating the findings of all the participants and gathering all the bugs found. A remediation strategy is then defined. After fixing the bugs, a retest can be performed to check the corrections implemented.
2. Testing at the Farm
Making Sense has a Mobile device farm at its facilities: a set of Android and iOS devices of very different ranges (some old, some latest generation, the fleet is continuously updated), which allows testing the same application on multiple devices with different resolutions, configurations and operating systems. With this, the app’s scope is broadened, guaranteeing more users can use it without inconvenience. It is an ideal service for mobile applications that need to go live after performing extensive testing on different configurations. Unlike other web solutions that allow simulating these tests, the testing on real devices is more reliable, solid and it also contemplates “physical” issues such as connectivity, or battery usage.
3. Accessibility Compliance
A challenge for many digital products that had already been in operation for some time is to be accessible to all, including people with sensory (vision and hearing) and cognitive impairments. With this service, we can lead to an audience expansion, ensuring that the application is accessible for everyone. Beyond making the digital world as inclusive as possible, there is another side: fines and penalties. In particular, government websites and private businesses offering services to the public must comply with the WCAG 2.2 AA standard, in order to avoid them. We take the guidelines and run each specified criterion, screen by screen, to evaluate if the app is compliant. If not, we propose corrective actions. This service is offered with manual testing and through an automation framework generating automatic reports.
4. Automation to Increase Efficiency
It is ideal to increase the effectiveness and execution speed before releasing to Production, ensuring that no critical or showstopper bugs will affect your product, business, or user confidence.
We create a testing suite with the tests to be automated and executed and we deliver the Framework solution to the client so that it can be executed as many times as needed with the ease of selecting the framework and language combination among a variety of in-house built solutions.
5. Under Pressure
When conducting the Load & Performance practice, we run an assessment of the app under different circumstances to detect, for example, the maximum number of users that can perform the same action simultaneously, performance degradations through time, bottlenecks and pain points that could lead to bad user experiences and, hence, affect your business.
All QA Service Packages have several elements in common. They ensure a higher quality of the digital product, drastically reduce the costs and time associated with reworking code, and enhance the efficiency of development teams.