Augmented Reality App Testing is a specialized area today. With the inflow of applications across domains ranging from entertainment, games, health care, fitness, military, investigative intelligence, AR app testing is a hot area for testers to further enrich what they do. While an in-depth testing knowhow and expertise will go a long way to bootstrap one’s career in the AR space, not every good tester can do well in the AR space. At the same time you don’t have to be an AR expert to do well in AR app testing.
Where does the balance arrive? What does it take to be a good AR tester? Of the varied attributes, if we were to prioritize, two things stand out – creativity and detail orientation. Given the scope of scenarios and the possibilities that AR brings to the table in terms of application, one needs to be a very creative person to think of possible scenarios – possible applications, implementations, challenges, solutions, end user potential, in field usage of the application etc. in arriving at and optimizing what needs to be tested. For this, of all attributes, creativity is what stands out in the limited amount of time on hand. Creativity in general is stand out attribute for any tester, more so for AR testers.
However just creativity by itself gets one only to a certain distance in the field of AR. It is an up and coming, evolving area with so much learning, so much thought to go in – you may one day be working on a gaming app, another day on a health care solution. Your core understanding of AR as a technology again gets you only so far. Avid learning abilities with an eye to detail in whatever you do is very important to set you apart as an AR tester. This combination, a killer combination, while important in any profession including software testing, is especially important for AR app testing. Make these conscious choices the next time you are looking for AR testers or are venturing into AR testing and see the difference for yourself.