Xamarin Test Cloud Launches for Mobile Developers to Test Apps
Xamarin announced the production launch of its Test Cloud offering that enables mobile app developers to test their apps on more than 1,000 devices.Xamarin, a provider of cross-platform mobile application development solutions, has released the Xamarin Test Cloud, the company's mobile app quality service that enables developers to automatically test their apps throughout the development process. With the production launch of Xamarin Test Cloud, developers can test how their apps look, perform and behave on more than 1,000 real devices, as mobile users expect apps to look good and function well on every device. With nearly 19,000 distinct Android devices, according to OpenSignal's latest fragmentation report, and more than a dozen iOS devices, including the new iPhone 6 models, ensuring app quality is a major challenge facing mobile developers. "The state of mobile testing today is primitive," said Nat Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Xamarin, in a blog post on the news. "Last month we ran a survey that found that nearly 80 percent of mobile developers are relying primarily on manual testing in their attempts to deliver great app experiences. And yet, more than 75 percent told us that the quality of their mobile apps is either 'very important' or 'mission critical.'"
With app automation, mobile testing is performed continuously throughout the development cycle, across hundreds of devices, and results are provided in minutes in an actionable report. By plugging into Continuous Integration (CI) systems, Xamarin Test Cloud helps to ensure every release is a high-quality release, free of regressions and bugs, which can lead to poor app ratings and low adoption.