Downloading software is trivially easy these days. “There is an App for almost everything and downloading then only usually requires selecting them and agreeing to a few conditions. We fully realise that there have been many, many, articles on the dangers of accepting all the conditions and the sort of access that it gives to your phone or computer. However, we are more concerned here with the Quality of the Application regardless of how much it requires access to things you would rather keep private. The first step is in the testing that the App stores carry out before agreeing to include the App in the store. However, we are still concerned about whether the App actually does what it is supposed to before you trust it to help you in some way. The only real way to to prove that is to carry out proper Quality Assurance and Quality Control before you download the code. We know how difficult that is and there is not really any access for you to check short of installing it and hoping for the best in your particular software and hardware configuration.
There is an open question surrounding how to test that the App actually does what it is supposed to or what it is advertised to do. This needs to be checked either by the vendor or by independent testers.
Take a look at some of the seminars that we offer that address this situation and see if they apply to your situation. Considering the Quality Assurance and testing aspects early can save you a lot of effort, time and funds later on.
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