Testing your mobile app or game for the Chinese market is a crucial step to ensure its success. However, the Chinese digital landscape presents unique challenges that can affect app functionality and performance. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the essential steps to test your app in China and highlight how 21YunBox can assist you in this journey.

While your app may operate seamlessly in your home country, ensuring its functionality in China presents a unique set of challenges. The formidable Great Firewall of China imposes restrictions on various international services, including well-known platforms such as AWS Global, Google Cloud Services, Azure Global, and Firebase. If your app heavily relies on these services, it may encounter hurdles when accessed in Mainland China. A notable example is Android apps that depend on Google Play Services, facing compatibility issues with many Chinese-brand phones, even when attempting installation through a VPN.

Chrome won't run without Google Play services, which are not supported by your device.
Chrome won't run without Google Play services, which are not supported by your device.

Upon attempting to install your app in China, especially through platforms like Huawei’s Android App Store (AppGallery), users may encounter a warning message stating: “This app is not available in AppGallery and has not declared whether it meets our quality and security standards.”

Similar warnings and policies are prevalent in other app stores in China.

Link: Explore Top App Stores in China.

Users may proceed to click “Install,” but upon opening the app, they will confront a discouraging message: “[APP NAME] won’t run without Google Play services, which are not supported by your device.”

These instances serve as just a glimpse into the potential challenges your app may face in China. That’s where we come in – our comprehensive testing services are designed to help you navigate and address these issues, ensuring your app functions flawlessly in the Chinese market.

Link: Discover Google and Firebase Solutions for China.

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Ensuring Optimal Speed

Beyond functionality, consider the speed of your app in China. If your app or game communicates with servers outside of China, expect potential slowdowns for your Chinese users. Factors such as geographical distance and the Chinese government’s traffic filtering can significantly impact the user experience, especially in the case of games.

To evaluate your app’s availability and speed in Mainland China, you can use services like 21YunBox’s Site Testing.

Partnering with 21YunBox

21YunBox offers a comprehensive testing solution for your app or game in Mainland China. Our testing services cover various aspects, including:

  • Availability and Loading Speeds
  • Crash Testing and Error Detection
  • Correct Rendering of UI Elements
  • Font Compatibility
  • Translation Quality Assurance (English and Chinese)
  • Additional Testing Tailored to Your Needs

Moreover, if you plan to distribute your app or game in China through our platform, we will continue to test each iteration and update you submit to Chinese app stores.

Contact us with your specific requirements and concerns, and our international team will provide a customized quote to meet your needs.