The Unified Testing Initiative is, whether or not you’ve heard of it, a big deal. Its members include AT&T, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle, Orange, Samsung, and Vodafone. And earlier today, UTI issued what it’s calling “best practice guidelines” for developing mobile applications.
If you’d like a solid idea of what you’re getting into, UTI said in a statement, “The guidelines feature a wide range of quality issues developers should address throughout the application development process. Topics range from routine to complex to provide developers with a comprehensive resource for addressing quality issues consistently.”
Then the statement continued, “Developers downloading the guidelines will find recommendations that can be used to raise the quality of any mobile application in areas that include connectivity, messaging and calls, user interfaces, language, media, stability, data handling and security.”
Anyway, you can access the guide here if you’re interested. It’s not too short, but neither is it too long – it clocks in at a little over 13 pages – and it isn’t an especially tough read so long as you have a few minutes.
UTI promised that an announcement about Android testing criteria is in the works, by the way, so anyone who wants more specific advice on that topic should get it sooner rather than later.