Remote working has been a norm for a while now, and the need for remote working is going to continue in the current scenario. All the chaos due to the emergence of Covid-19 has raised the demand for employees to work from their homes. Thus, remote access tools and platforms play a crucial role in maintaining employee productivity. Although there are several advantages for enterprises and QA teams, there are a number of tools that help team members collaborate and share their information conveniently. A mobile app testing company is going to face a number of challenges in wake of the current pandemic situation that has forced people to remain indoors, and ensure distant working.
Let’s look at a few ways in which an organization can help employees perform their tasks while remaining at home:
Ensuring Remote Access to Devices
It is crucial for organizations to provide access to networks, shared files and systems to the employees so that all teams can be on the same page. QA testers are struggling to test their apps from home by accessing remote devices so that they do not have to worry about physically visiting the on-premises offices, or managing the devices.
Device Access to Geographically Distributed Teams
Since developers and testers work remotely, a major issue that they face is sharing the limited number of devices for app testing with their team members. Thus, a mobile app testing company has to ensure they offer a range of devices over the cloud. So that team members can access hundreds of real time devices on the cloud for mobile app testing.
Support Manual and Automated Tests
QA teams should also have access to real devices that support manual and automation testing. The platforms they have should be suitable for continuous testing and optimize the DevOps process.
QA managers should have access to the right tools which helps them in team management. This tool should allow managers to manage platform access to the team members and also share the details with other stakeholders.
Devices Should Support Parallel Testing
Testers should be able to run parallel automation tests on multiple devices, as it increases the testing efficiency and helps in better test coverage.
Latest Testing Devices
Although the transportation of devices from one location to another may not be possible in the existing situation, because most of the cities have been locked down for safety purposes. Yet, all the latest available devices should be remotely available and teams should have easy access to them to deliver quality software products.
The devices should be integrated with all the tools and frameworks used for software testing, task management, test automation, version control, etc. It is crucial to support all tasks related to software testing.
A mobile app testing company has to make all efforts to ensure convenient remote working, especially when employees cannot make it to the office premises until there is a solution to the pandemic Covid-19. We hope it shall be over soon, till then teams should make the most of their work from home options.
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