Mobile Testing


Case studies of mobile app success and failure – and what we can learn from them

Randall W. Rice, CTAL (Full), CTAL-SEC, CMT, CTFL-AT, CTFL
Rice Consulting Services, Inc.

In this session, Randall Rice explores the good, the bad and the ugly of mobile apps to extract lessons learned in a variety of mobile app contexts. In early 2017, there were 2.2 million mobile apps in both the Apple App Store and Google Play. These apps represent a wide variety of usage categories, such as gaming, entertainment, productivity, travel, corporate engagement, and others. While four and five-star ratings are increasing, there are still plenty of apps that have one and two-star ratings. 

Randall will tell the story of three mobile apps that represent the spectrum of experience in developing, testing and using mobile apps. You will see how each of these apps either failed or succeeded to achieve their purpose.

You will leave this session with:

  • An understanding of the single most important activity in mobile app development and testing, especially in cases where resources are limited
  • Knowledge of how to validate the need and adoption for mobile apps
  • Knowledge of what to do and what to avoid in building, testing and deploying mobile apps



Mobile Testing and Security Testing Workshop – Exploring the Uniqueness and Commonalities of Both Domains

In this workshop, Taz Daughtrey and Randall Rice present an opportunity for you to bring your Mobile Testing and Security Testing challenges to gain wider input and brainstorming of solutions. You will leave with strategies and action plans to help implement testing solutions in your own organization.

Randy Rice is a thought leading author, speaker and consultant in the field of software testing and software quality. He has worked with a wide variety of companies in building and testing mobile apps and devices since 2000. Randy is a director and past officer of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board and has been published by Better Software, the Journal of the Quality Assurance Institute, Crosstalk and Enterprise Systems Journal. He is publisher of The Software Quality Advisor. He is co-author with William E. Perry of the books, Surviving the Top Ten Challenges of Software Testing and Testing Dirty Systems. Randy is leader of the ISTQB Advanced and Expert Security Tester Working Groups to develop syllabi for the ISTQB Advanced Security Tester specialist.