Weekly Bug Crawl by QAwerk:
Researcher for Android

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Researcher for Android

Are you interested in what’s going on in the world of science? Maybe you are a student looking for the material for your project? Or maybe you already are a person of science searching for the new approaches to solving your everyday working challenges? Then Researcher is most likely for you. It is a free and easy to use app that helps you stay on top of your academic research by allowing you to follow, filter and save papers from all journals relevant to your research. But how does it deal with the bugs? Let’s find out with our Weekly Bug Crawl.

The application allows you to register with an incorrect email address
Steps to reproduce:
  1. Tap on “Continue with Email”.
  2. Tap on a “Click here” button.
  3. Fill all fields.
  4. Tap on an “Email” field.
  5. Delete the text after ‘@’.
  6. Tap on a “Done” button.

Expected result:

Registration can’t be finished when an error is shown on the screen.

Severity:
Critical

Actual result:

Application ignores an error, and registration can be finished.

Environment:

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (Android 8.0.0)

The application crashes when you proceed to the journal selection screen several times
Steps to reproduce:
  1. Select the research areas.
  2. Tap on a “Next” button.
  3. Choose some checkboxes.
  4. Tap on a “Next” button.
  5. Tap on a “Back” button.
  6. Tap on a “Next” button.
  7. Repeat steps 5 – 6 several times.

Expected result:

App continues to work successfully.

Severity:
Critical

Actual result:

App crashes.

Environment:

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (Android 8.0.0)

Long magazine names change the layout of the “Transportation” screen
Steps to reproduce:
  1. Go to the “Transportation” screen.

Expected result:
Long names get shorter and layout is shown without any visual changes.
Severity:
Minor

Actual result:

Magazine`s long name changes layout in the “Transportation” screen.

Environment:

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (Android 8.0.0)

Pages are duplicated when one article is opened several times
Steps to reproduce:
  1. Choose any magazine.
  2. Open the first article.
  3. Tap on a magazine.
  4. Open the first article again.
  5. Repeat steps 3 – 4 several times.
  6. Tap on a “Back” button several times.

Expected result:
Stack contains one page of a current article.
Severity:
Major

Actual result:

More than one page is in the stack when an article is opened several times.

Environment:

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (Android 8.0.0)

Think about the scale of this app! Thousands of scientific publications for free, all in one place. It’s a godsend for people who love reading scientific or even slightly science-related works. A curious individual like me can save thousands of dollars by having an opportunity to get acquainted with these materials directly from the mobile device. As for the flaws in this app, they are not too severe. But developers still should have paid more attention to the quality of their apps.
Eugene, QA

Eugene, QA

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Researcher for Android
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