uTest Offers Testing for Mobile Application Development

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-03-06 Print this article Print

uTest offers mobile applications developers professional quality assurance services via its global community of professional testers. uTest provides mobile application developers with comprehensive testing coverage based on location, language, handset manufacturer, wireless carrier, operating system and more.

uTest, which provides a "software testing marketplace, is capitalizing on the growing mobile applications market by providing developers with professional QA services via its global community of professional testers," the company said March 6.

uTest has expanded its global application testing capabilities to the mobile sector, where development is fragmented into different environments for the various devices and mobile phone platforms. The company has access to more than 14,000 professional testers from 150 countries, it said in a news release.

The newly announced mobile application testing capability "enables mobile application developers to get comprehensive testing coverage based on location, language, handset manufacturer, wireless carrier, operating system and more," the company said, adding that its "global testing coverage has made uTest an ideal option for mobile developers looking to bring higher-quality applications to market faster."

For instance, 1Cast, a broadcast platform that "delivers up-to-the-minute news video on the desktop and smartphone platforms such as the iPhone and Android, has been working with uTest for the past few months and has already seen the benefits of using a crowdsourced QA team," uTest officials said. uTest helped 1Cast deliver its latest smartphone application on schedule and within budget.

"uTest has helped 1Cast move through the development and testing cycle efficiently and gain a competitive edge by accelerating our product's time to market with a thoroughly tested application," Travis McElfresh, 1Cast's vice president of technology, said in a statement. "uTest has proven to be a very cost-effective option for our testing and QA needs."

For developers in the mobile space with such varied platforms as iPhones, Android devices and BlackBerry smartphones to create applications for, it can get both expensive and time-consuming for companies to do QA and testing. However, the company said, "uTest enables companies to launch higher -quality products; get their desktop, Web and mobile applications to market faster; and control the cost of testing. Customers specify their QA requirements for tester experience, location, language, OS and browser, and uTest selects the right testers for each project."

"The mobile application space is incredibly dynamic-it's growing exponentially in popularity and level of competition," said uTest CEO and co-founder Doron Reuveni. "Yet, many of the standards that exist in Web development don't yet exist in mobile. The number of testing permutations across handset makers, carriers, operating systems, browsers and locations is mind-boggling. uTest works closely with these companies to help them bring their mobile apps to market faster and bug-free."

For more information on uTest's offerings for mobile application developers, go to http://www.uTest.com/mobile.

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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