Although many apps have moved to the cloud now, desktop applications can still be relied on by professionals and gamers alike. Although the process of installing and updating an application is different from web or mobile, the basic requirements for providing a reliable, functional, and intuitive user experience are the same.
We can solve many traditional desktop testing problems, including:
- Complex Use cases: Desktop apps are generally larger and offer more advanced capabilities that web/mobile apps. This creates more testing surfaces and requires testers to have a high level of familiarity with the application in order to test it effectively.
- Hardware: Desktop environments can have extreme variations in the hardware used by customers. The performance of an application can be affected by RAM, graphics cards and CPUs, as well as other components.
- Operating system: Just like hardware, OS versions are subject to change and can have unexpected consequences for users who do not use the version you support or test with.
- Software Desktops users have more control over which applications they run and how that affects other applications.
- Connectivity While your application may run on a desktop computer, it is important to validate functionality and performance with components that need internet connectivity.
These are just a few of the challenges that any team must overcome to get to market faster and without compromising quality. Offers desktop app developers the same time- and cost-savings that crowdsourced testing has provided to other teams.