How Can Lighting Affect Testing?

Mobile devices give people the opportunity to use them under various conditions and in different locations. The majority of young people utilize their phones or tablets on go without noticing anything around.

Special sensors are used to adopt the device settings to the environment conditions and make the utilizing process more convenient for users. All mobile software products have implemented light sensors. They adopt the screen for various types and degrees of lighting.

It ensures the application to be easily comprehended and clearly visible in various environments.

Because of this point mobile testing of programs and apps is performed both indoors and outdoors. In this case, the checking procedure will be full. But if to talk about desktop software products, they do not possess the facility of auto adoption of the screen. So during software testing and desktop apps testing the environment conditions are not taken into account.

But while conducting usability testing or UI testing, a team review a lot of environment parameters.

What Aspects of Mobile App Are Connected with Lighting?

  • The color of background, elements, text, images of the product may be too bright or too dark under certain lighting conditions.
  • The text and other elements in windows can be visible but their colors may negatively affect eyesight.
  • The app palette may be not suitable for people who are colorblind.

Every software testing company pays great attention to these factors. The issues connected with app color displaying may occur because sometimes mobile products are created by the developers who usually work with desktop apps. They just may even forget about the fact that lighting affects the app color perception. 

Source: QATestLab