Testing From Trenches, Chrome Address Bar Portrait Issue

In this testing from the trenches series, we describe how one Chrome iOS UX issue helped us to find a problem in the application under test.

Chrome on the iPhone has one exciting feature. If you test application with a long URL (picture above), when you click in the address bar to update the URL, you can not update it! By update, we mean updating part of the existing URL.

To be able to update the URL, you need to put the phone in landscape mode.

In Landscape mode is possible to edit URL. But now we were testing the application on iPhone Chrome in landscape mode, and we found out that the page context menu was greater than page high in landscape mode. We discovered that the menu scroll feature was not implemented, so the user was not able to select all menu choices.

We learned that mobile applications should also be tested in landscape view. Context menus are implemented using Javascript, and all features that we take for granted, like the scroll feature, should also be performed.

Originally published at https://blog.tentamen.eu on April 13, 2020.

Founder of Tentamen, software testing agency.