Smart Devices Put to Test – Software Testing in the Internet of Things

by | Mar 28, 2018 | News, Trends in Software Testing | 0 comments

Light bulbs, toothbrushes, watches, and even toys: Nowadays, more and more everyday items are connected to the internet. However, the quality of these products often doesn’t match the customers’ expectations – therefore, testing smart devices before their launch is essential.

The question is: What needs to be considered when testing IoT systems?

  • The lack of technological standards makes IoT systems prone to errors and security breaches. That’s why the interaction of the different components needs to be tested thoroughly.
  • Smart devices need to provide real additional value for the users. You need to find out what your target group really wants, otherwise your product won’t succeed on the market.
  • Reality check: Most bugs appear when customers use the product for the first time. Testing with real users helps to find the bugs before the launch.
  • Keep it simple! Smart devices should make the life of the users easier, so usability is key in the Internet of Things.

Do you want to get more detailed insights in IoT testing? Read my full article here and find out how Deutsche Telekom and electronics manufacturer Assmann used crowdtesting to improve their IoT products.

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