SOASTA (previous CloudAve coverage), Mountain View based cloud testing company, today announced the availability of performance and functional testing for continuous multi-touch, gesture based mobile applications. It is based on their TouchTest technology and offers precision testing of such mobile platforms while also ensuring stability of automated tests across releases. Right now it is available for iOS and Android devices and they might expand to other platforms over time.
There are two trends that are gaining traction in the enterprise IT due to what pundits call as consumerization of IT. These two trends are going to fundamentally alter how organizations work in the coming years. They are:
- Availability of cloud based applications on all mobile platforms either as a native application or as a mobile web application (or both in some cases). In fact, in the position paper I published last week, I have argued that such a mobile support is one of the core attributes of any modern enterprise application.
- We are seeing increased funding for startups that build “mobile first” enterprise applications. As I have noted in my position paper, the application consumption model in the enterprises has fundamentally changed. Instead of using a desktop based monolithic applications, users are consuming functionalities from many different devices, mostly from smartphones and tablets.
These two trends not only add pressure on enterprise software vendors to test their applications thoroughly on many different devices but they should also make sure that the experience is seamless irrespective of whether their users are in the headquarters or somewhere on the other side of the globe. Cloud testing platforms, like the one built by SOASTA, offers a great way for these vendors to test their applications. With more and more mobile adoption, it becomes an imperative for vendors and ISVs to test their applications on various mobile devices. Enterprise users not only expect to use the pre-packaged applications with their mobile devices but they expect any custom applications to work seamlessly on such devices. As iOS and Android devices sell much faster than desktops and laptops, organizations are forced to test their custom built apps for seamless experience across the devices. SOASTA, with this new TouchTest Technology, is well positioned to grab a large chunk of this market.
SOASTA is also announcing the SOASTA “Private Device Cloud,” a low-cost way of using the devices you already own to test end user experience from real devices around the world. It enables enterprise companies to use their own mobile devices, including employees’ existing devices, in their own private test network. With this new release, the CloudTest Platform delivers a complete solution for performance and functional test automation of mobile apps across real, distributed mobile devices.
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