Quality assurance (QA)

Quality assurance

Better apps through quality assurance (QA)

Quality assurance (QA) is an essential part of the app development process at Pinch. We ensure that your app meets the highest standards of functionality, usability, and performance. Our QA team rigorously tests the app for bugs, glitches, and compatibility issues across various devices and platforms. Through thorough testing, we identify and address any potential issues before the app is launched, resulting in a smoother and more reliable user experience. 

Our commitment to QA helps us deliver apps that exceed expectations and provide a seamless experience for your users. With Pinch’s emphasis on quality assurance, you can be confident that your app will perform at its best and leave a lasting impression on your audience.

For apps that meet all requirements

80 percent of users immediately uninstall an app if it doesn’t meet their expectations. Combined with the vast number of apps in the stores, this means that as an app owner, you only have one chance to get it right. QA is essential in this regard. It ensures that an app meets all requirements and is therefore both functional, user-friendly, and secure.

The role of a QA engineer

The QA engineer at Pinch is not just a glorified developer. No, he or she is a dedicated mobile QA specialist who tests apps on a wide range of aspects based on fixed research methodologies and structures. The main tasks are:

The QA engineer develops test strategies and plans based on the requirements and specifications of the app in question.

Some problems are not identified through automated testing. Therefore, the QA engineer performs manual tests. For example, by navigating through the app, checking the user interface, and simulating different user scenarios. They also examine so-called edge cases, such as what happens to the app when the user is driving through a tunnel with the battery almost empty.

How does the app perform on different platforms (Android, iOS, or Flutter) and different devices? By testing on these platforms, it can be ensured that the app is always compatible and performs consistently.

The app is tested for performance under various conditions. Based on this evaluation, the app’s performance can be optimized.

The QA engineer validates various design issues, such as:

  • Are the UI elements of the app consistent and implemented according to all specifications?
  • Is the app user-friendly and intuitive?
    Are UI elements displayed and scaled correctly on different screen sizes and resolutions?

Pinch aims to create apps that are as accessible as possible. Companies are increasingly required to comply with accessibility standards. The QA engineer checks whether the app is accessible to people with visual, auditory, or motor impairments and provides advice to further optimize accessibility if necessary.

QA engineers have access to various tools and strategies to ensure the quality, reliability, user-friendliness, and security of apps. Commonly used tools include test automation tools, Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), emulators and simulators, network tools, bug tracking tools, and performance monitoring tools.

Of course, we share the general relevant QA knowledge gained from specific projects with teams like design and development. The result? The overall quality level is elevated. Additionally, Pinch examines how QA can be used to implement company-wide quality standards and best practices.