Real Mobile Device Testing - Build vs. Buy
Modern day development tools have made building a mobile application nearly as easy as building a web application. But there is one major difference: testing. When it comes time to test a mobile application there are considerably more complications.
Your tests should include emulators, simulators and physical devices to ensure your app best functions in the real world. Add to this the need to balance your test coverage and release cadence with the need to keep your distributed testing team always in sync.
This is why the natural path of building a mobile device lab may not be the right solution. Do you know the impact of your device lab on delivering consistent results? Do you understand the long term risk and opportunity cost of taking it all on yourself?
This paper explores the benefits of using a cloud based testing service versus your own local device lab for mobile device testing.