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Testing times for mobile apps

For developers, relying on manual testing or traditional toolsets, providing quality assurance of mobile apps can be a complex, time-consuming and costly task. For TestPlant, a British company which provides test automation software, Mobile World Congress represents a prime opportunity to showcase its eggplant tool to the international app developer community.

Developers creating apps want to ensure that they work seamlessly across the mobile OS, heterogeneous devices, and cross-browser. TestPlant developed its eggPlant test automation software to replicates the human eye, testing scenarios the company says, “in less time, and requiring less resource and money” to validate apps across multiple platforms.

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The 2011 Christmas period saw 1.2 billion mobile applications downloaded and 20 million iOS and Android devices activated (source: Flurry). The era of mobile computing has firmly arrived, but we still are just at the beginning of a growth trajectory.

As mobile devices and business critical apps become more prevalent, the challenge of releasing apps that are stable on multiple portable devices and platforms continues to grow.

As eggplant it is a software based solution, the company has the capability to link devices remotely from anywhere on the planet across systems and protocols, and assures that devices or apps are not subjected to hardware iterations and that all app testing takes place within the developer’s firewall. This, the company states, enables TestPlant to apply consistency to quality assurance testing which the mobile industry has lacked on any appreciable scale to date.

To discover more about TestPlant at Mobile World Congress visit the company in Hall 1 Stand 1E60.

This article was written by: nickrenshaw

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