In present times, people use multiple devices to perform their day to day activities, be it booking a flight ticket, or watching a show on Netflix or buying stuff online, the corresponding portals are accessed from desktop, mobile devices as well as tablets. Before launching any application, a developer or an organization should carry out testing for multiple devices to ensure that it can be accessed from anywhere without causing any breakage. Let’s discuss why multi-screen behavior is required and how it affects testing.
There are multiple factors to be kept in mind before setting up an environment for multi-screen behavior testing. The primary of them being, the usability and the nature of the application.
- In case of a small application which is to be executed only on selected devices, and if the content of the application is simple, emulator plugins for desktop browsers are enough to execute multi-screen testing.
- For a large application, if the budget of the project is sufficient, provide your testing team with different devices of multiple operating system and screen sizes. This is because, often certain functionality breakages are not caught by emulators. These breakages only occur when tested on real devices.
- There are cloud platforms that provide virtual environments where the application can be simulated to check how it works on the real device. LambdaTest offers one such platform where cross device and cross browser compatibility of an application can be tested.