Appurify Launches Public Beta of Mobile Test Automation Platform
Company announces product collaborations with Sencha and Adobe PhoneGap, releases free SDK for mobile developers to streamline test creation and debugging
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Appurify, the pioneer in mobile test automation on real devices, today announced the public beta of its platform for testing, run-time debugging and performance optimization of mobile applications. The launch comes after several months of private beta testing with some of the world's largest technology companies and independent developers, and just as mobile teams look for more efficient ways to test and optimize their apps for iOS 7 and new Apple phones, which are also supported by the Appurify platform.
In conjunction with today's news, the company also announced product collaborations with two of the leading mobile application development platforms, alongside a free SDK for the iOS development community.
Appurify, which announced its Series-A funding in May, is leading the movement toward automation and performance optimization for mobile apps. ABI Research predicts the mobile testing market in the coming years will be predominately driven by the adoption of automation. Further, in an analysis of critical 1-star reviews among top free applications in the Apple App Store, Appurify found that more than half of user complaints were tied to performance issues.
With mobile development maturing and performance issues top of mind, Appurify is well-positioned to serve mobile teams eager to move away from manual testing and ensure their apps perform as expected in the real world.
The Appurify Public Beta
Starting today, Appurify's platform is available to mobile developers both through its web application and via API.
- Automation on Real Devices: Using Appurify, which houses the world's largest API-accessible mobile device farm in the world, developers can see exactly how their apps will perform across different carriers, signal strengths, operating systems, memory levels, locations and device orientations;
- Device and Operating System Combinations: Appurify offers full support for Apple devices and operating systems—including iOS 7, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c—and a wide range of Android devices;
- Actionable Test Reports: Track trends over time and pinpoint specific issues with apps. Output includes network capture details, crash reports, frames per second (FPS), CPU/memory data and video;
- Integration With Existing Automation Test Suites: Includes UIAutomation, KIF, UIAutomator, OCUnit, Robotium, Calabash and other popular frameworks;
- Functional Stress Testing: Run stress tests against apps to uncover bugs and other issues using the Appurify Robot;
- Works With Continuous Integration Systems: Hook Appurify into CI systems such as Jenkins to run automated tests continuously.
Custom solutions, such as on-premise device deployments and testing in multi-app or multi-device environments, are available for enterprise customers. All plans include free trials.
"We founded Appurify a year and a half ago with the goal of putting mobile developer tools on par with what's available with the web world," said Manish Lachwani, co-founder and CTO at Appurify. "Since then, we've built a platform that addresses the complex process of testing and debugging apps across devices, operating systems and various user conditions alongside the largest API-accessible device cloud. Think EC2 for mobile. Our launch today is an important step in our journey to help mobile developers build better, faster apps."
Collaborations with Sencha and Adobe® PhoneGap
In conjunction with its public launch, the company is announcing product collaborations with Sencha and PhoneGap. Appurify is now fully integrated into Sencha's Architect 3.0 product, which was released into beta last week, as well as PhoneGap Build. Customers of both products can now easily test their apps within their existing workflows, providing a seamless experience for not only building apps but testing them before launch.
With this news, Appurify has now secured integrations with two of the most widely used mobile development platforms. Additional collaborations with other mobile development vendors will also be announced soon.
The Appurify SDK
In celebration of its launch, Appurify is releasing the Appurify SDK, a free tool for the iOS mobile development community.
The Appurify SDK streamlines the process of creating automated tests, provides the most powerful run-time on-device debugging tool for mobile, and allows developers to quickly identity performance bottlenecks in their apps.
- Automation Test Script Generator: Convert manual interaction with apps into automation test scripts;
- Mobile Debugging: Debug HTML5, native, hybrid and mobile web apps using Safari or Chrome Developer tools in a local web browser;
- Crash Reporting and Post-launch Monitoring: Get details on crashes pre- and post-launch, and monitor app performance, usage and stability;
- Performance Measurement: Measure both server-side and client-side performance. Details provided include memory, CPU, frames per second, data usage, battery consumption, temperature and load time averages.
To download the SDK, visit: https://github.com/appurify/appurify-sdk-example.
Appurify is pioneering mobile test automation on real devices. Mobile development teams at some of the world's most prominent companies turn to Appurify's platform to automate testing, debug and optimize the performance of their applications. The results are better apps, faster launch cycles and improved app store reviews. Appurify is based in San Francisco with backing from Google Ventures and other leading investors. For more information, visit http://www.appurify.com.
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