The Mobile App Europe Conference (MAE) is an international conference dedicated to passionate mobile app experts and professionals. The conference took place September 28th and 29th in Potsdam, Germany.
From Polteq, Marc van ’t Veer was selected as conference speaker via a wild card. With 147 out of 288 votes in a “Speech Clash” his talk has been chosen for the conference program.
On the 29th of September, he presented:
My first approach in testing wearable apps
“When I first think about testing wearables it feels like an object too far away in the future, but when I open my eyes it’s already here. With a smart-watch apps I’m going to have a personal navigator, a health coach, a personal assistant, receive notifications without intrusion and a new payment method. Smart-watches make new ways of interaction possible. The current wearable apps offer basic functionality, but what happens if you can can tap on your smart-watch to approve a payment. The step of a traditional phone in my house to a smart phone in my pocket is similar to the step of the watch on my wrist to the smart watch. The speed of adoption differ because a wearable app is a connection to the fast pacing mobile app world.
The wave of a new category is coming and this presentation is my first jump on it. I present my experience with testing wearable apps. What was my approach? Was it different compared to mobile app testing? What are the challenges and above all what is a wearable app defect? As a tester you want to know what the risks are, what is a typical user scenario, what kind of test data do I need, how to access log files, how to make a print screen, can I mirror a wearable app on my laptop, how do I perform an usability test? In my presentation I’ll show how to setup a realistic test environment, what your wearable test cases can look like, which mobile perspectives can be useful for wearables, what are typical risks of wearable apps and how to analyze defects.”