Mobile app testing with GenAI predictions from Sofy
Friday, January 5, 2024
Syed Hamid from Sofy predicts that in 2024 we will see the mainstream adoption of Generative AI in mobile application test development, that gen AI will transform non-functional testing, and will drive the revolution in reporting for mobile app testing.
In the fast-evolving realm of mobile app development, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly pervasive. Lets delve into three compelling predictions that are poised to reshape the landscape of mobile app testing and AI, projecting their significant impact by the year 2024.
Prediction 1: Mainstream adoption of generative AI for mobile app test development
The first prediction centers around the mainstream adoption of Generative AI in mobile application test development. Envision a future where cutting-edge LLM models and GPT can seamlessly generate test cases by correlating functional spec documentation, training materials, and Confluence pages with your application. This transformative approach will enable the automatic creation of test cases, predicting areas that require additional coverage. The shift towards Generative AI promises to revolutionize engineering productivity, liberating software teams from the intricacies of manual coding.
Prediction 2: Transformation of non-functional testing with generative AI
Looking ahead to 2024, the second prediction focuses on the transformation of non-functional testing, particularly in accessibility and localization. Generative AI is poised to streamline the arduous process of testing applications in multiple languages and ensuring accessibility compliance. By automating language validation and employing AI components, teams can create tests in English and effortlessly validate them across various languages without writing a single line of code. Additionally, the accessibility testing landscape will undergo a paradigm shift as generative AI components analyze application screenshots to identify visual impairment-friendly elements, eliminating manual testing redundancies.
Prediction 3: AI-driven revolution in reporting for mobile app testing
The final prediction centers on the fundamental change in reporting methodologies for mobile app testing in 2024. AI will play a pivotal role in aggregating diverse data sets from different teams, fostering seamless collaboration among QA, developers, product managers, and SREs. The result? Accelerated issue resolution and faster release cycles. Real-time identification of production crashes, pinpointing the root cause, and suggesting fixes will become commonplace, boosting engineering productivity. Additionally, AI will empower developers to compare their app UI with competitors, highlighting best practices and streamlining the development process.
As we peer into the future, the convergence of AI and mobile application development in 2024 promises an exciting era for software testing. The days of manual testing and hiring software engineers exclusively for testing purposes will give way to AI taking center stage, revolutionizing how mobile application testing unfolds.
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