JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 29(2): 152-178, doi: 10.3897/jucs.86295
An Enhanced Testing Approach for Mobile Applications
expand article infoAmira Samir, Huda Amin Maghawry, Nagwa Badr
‡ Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Open Access

Nowadays, there is an enormous number of mobile applications that are continuously being launched to the market. As a result of this rapid process, there is a need to increase the speed of testing process using enhanced approaches. This research aims to increase the effectiveness of the graphical user interface testing process of mobile applications. This is achieved by proposing an enhanced combinatorial-based metaheuristic approach. The proposed approach aims to maximize statement and branch coverage by applying Cuckoo search, for event selection. The approach was compared to monkey, frequency, random and greedy approaches. Experiments were conducted on different mobile applications. During the same testing time duration, the proposed approach achieved higher coverage than the other approaches. The proposed approach proved its effectiveness in mobile application testing compared to the other approaches. 

combinatorial testing; metaheuristic; mobile application testing; automated testing