Posted by: Bernard Lelchuk | September 6, 2012

iOS Testing Mind Map – How to test an iPhone/iPad/iPod

A few months ago I had come across this great Getting Started with Mobile Testing Mind Map by Ministry of Testing.

This mind map simply blew me away and I’ve decided to comment lengthly and share my insights, based on my vast expertise in the Mobile Testing domain.
Then after reviewing Rosie‘s (the author) response, asking for my collaboration with future mind mas, it was only a matter of time until I raised the glove and started brainstorming.

I’ve been introduced with Nick who has a vast experience in mobile testing in general and iOS testing in specific, which wished to have a platform specific mind map.

Nick & I started the collaboration process and the iOS testing mind map started to grow bigger and bigger to the point that we had to break it down.
We managed to drill-down to so many specific test cases and we believed that these should be referenced in a dedicated mind map or maybe a series of mind maps as Rosie suggested.
At the end we narrowed this mind map to a digestible and practical one which will be easy to follow and will cover the fundamentals of iOS testing as we see it.

So without further notice I now present to you our iOS Testing Mind Map / Check-List:

Should you feel that there are missing test cases or ones which are irrelevant to you – you’re more than invited to grab the project file and adjust it to your needs.
Thus, you’ll be happy to hear that Rosie was kind enough to make this handy zip file which hosts this mind map in a handful of useful formats:

  • Smmx (SimpleMind Map project file)
  • PDF
  • PNG
  • text
  • OPML
  • MM

The application we used was SimpleMind Desktop, though you’ll need to get the pro version to import an existing mind map.
The full version costs money, however could be used free for a period of 30-days and I highly recommend it!
Also there is an iPhone, iPod & iPad versions of SimpleMind for iOS which makes the Mind Mapping process accessible at any point of your busy day life! 🙂

Make sure to also visit the iOS Testing MindMap / Checklist post which was published on the Ministry of Testing website.

Happy iOS Testing!

Posted by: Bernard Lelchuk | May 18, 2013

20GB of free cloud storage + Unlimited additional free storage!

Hi All,

As I’m a big fan of cloud storage/sync services I’ve been using them all – first for testing purposes.
From DropBox, through Google Drive, MS SkyDrive, Sugar Sync,, Cubby and the list is growing!

I’ve recently came across a new cloud service which is called simply COPY.
These guys give you a head-start of FREE 20GB + additional 5GB storage per each successful referral – which seems to be unlimited, at list for this service launch/introduction period.

So, here I was registering for yet another cloud service with great storage basis, and do not know what to except from it.

Well, I’ve installed their iOS versions – iPhone & iPad, and I must say that the app looks & feels pretty good.
However, it does seem to miss many basic features such as Auto-sync of folders or even select-all feature when trying to upload multiple-files.
Yet I’ll stick around and see how it evolved and update you, my lovely readers & supporters.
In the meanwhile, you’re all invited to give it a shot and share your thoughts about it.

COPY – Free 20GB cloud storage


Posted by: Bernard Lelchuk | December 31, 2012

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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