CASE STUDY

Full-cycle Testing of multilingual mobile news Applications

News and media company approached Sparity to upgrade and redesign an established local news portal app using responsive design, easy-to-use navigation system, banner ads integrated, and the ability to aggregate RSS feeds.

About Company

A news and media company that operates in broadcasting, publishing, and digital with a multilingual presence, offers news feed in more than four different languages. Its news app allows users to browse news headlines for various categories such as breaking news, top stories, business, technology, entertainment, food, Opinions, sports innovation, lifestyle, travel, and more. Furthermore, the app offers a wide range of curated news selections and a personalized, topical news feed at your fingertips.

Full-cycle Testing of multilingual mobile news Applications

Overview

The news and media company approached Sparity intending to improvise their app’s usability and accessibility and also to help them with the inefficiencies in their mobile application as it had to be totally compatible with most of the devices in the market, with newer OS updates, and versions coming in the marketplace. The News app required end-to-end testing services on the most widely used mobile platforms in the world — iOS and Android. Sparity QA team followed a comprehensive test strategy and performed functional testing, exploratory testing, multilingual testing, usability testing, bandwidth testing, battery usage, etc., to deliver quality apps and enhance user experience.

Challenges

Faced several technical challenges while testing the mobile application as content is being distributed from various third-party APIs. While automated testing was a critical requirement of the plan, several user flows were too complicated to automate. Need to cover entire functional and non-functional testing of web and mobile applications within client strict timeline.

Implementation

Full-cycle Testing of multilingual mobile news Applications

Testing on other OS versions was done by
using 3rd party online platforms/ simulators.

Full-cycle Testing of multilingual mobile news Applications

Validated new campaign from CMS app with
Splash, video, text, and poll/voting pages.

Full-cycle Testing of multilingual mobile news Applications

Conducted testing related to mobile camera,
audio, video, and speech to text functionalities.

Full-cycle Testing of multilingual mobile news Applications

Carried out full-fledged in-house testing
for top-level OS versions in the market.

Full-cycle Testing of multilingual mobile news Applications

Created and executed all the test cases,
and Fail/Pass statistics were documented.

Full-cycle Testing of multilingual mobile news Applications

Performed compatibility testing for more than
15 combinations of Mobile devices/OS/Browsers.

Solution

Sparity developed a strong collaboration and partnerships with the client to understand product vision & requirements. Sparity tackled various testing scenarios to identify high-priority bugs related to functionality and non-functional testing. Sparity followed a comprehensive test strategy that included multiple tests, and many devices were procured to perform the tests. Designed & implemented end-to-end testing solution covering functional testing across multiple browsers for admin console and mobile devices. Provided detailed security testing report containing vulnerabilities with proposed solutions to the vulnerabilities.

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Key Deliverables

Accuracy achieved

100% client adherence to an aggressive, timely release with the best quality and post production defects were decreased drastically.

Accessibility

Increased test coverage by enhancing the number of combinations of mobiles/OS versions and browsers with multiple use cases.

Operational Efficiency

Test Automation Suite reduces regression testing time by 50%, 12% improvement in application quality and maintains 99.9% uptime.

App Traffic

Significantly increased mobile traffic, revenue and customer ratings resulting in a higher level of satisfaction among customers.

Client Results

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