SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crittercism, a pioneer in Mobile Performance Management that helps leading brands excel in the mobile app economy, today announced it has been selected as a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner in its *"Cool Vendors in Application Performance Monitoring, 2013" report. Currently, Crittercism's best-in-class Error Monitoring product supports leading mobile platforms and powers performance improvements for mobile apps on more than 500 million unique devices.
Gartner's Cool Vendor report is designed to "highlight emerging application performance monitoring (APM) offerings bought by multiple buyers, including IT operations, application support, development and line-of-business application owners. These offerings encompass an understanding of network performance, the Internet's health and critical mobile application performance."
Companies today are increasingly turning to mobile not only as a powerful way to engage customers, but also to offer employee-facing access to line of business or financial data. In both cases, mobile teams are learning they can't manage mobile apps with traditional web technologies and are looking to Crittercism as the mobile experts.
**"The need for APM by IT operations, application support, development, quality assurance and line-of-business buyers is driven by increases in application complexity and the challenge of quality delivery in agile and cloud environments. 2013 will bring offerings in mobile and software as a service," according to Gartner Research Vice Presidents Jonah Kowall and Will Cappelli.
"Businesses of every size, from the world's largest brands to hot new developers, recognize the importance of using mobile apps to build loyalty and communicate directly with customers and employees," said Andrew Levy, co-founder and CEO of Crittercism. "We believe being recognized by Gartner as a 'Cool Vendor' serves as further validation of our mission to provide an easy-to-implement APM solution that is built specifically for mobile, so app developers can have a real-time view for how there are performing in the wild and make smart decisions."
Crittercism and its technology are widely adopted and provide value to those struggling with the emerging mobile application market. Current customers include a long list of high-profile mobile application providers, including LinkedIn, Netflix, Shazam, Pinterest, Nike, Home Depot, Urban Outfitters and eBay.
Crittercism, based in San Francisco, California, is the world's first mobile application performance management (APM) solution and sits at the center of the global shift to the new app economy. Crittercism products monitor every aspect of mobile app performance, allowing Developers and IT Operations to deliver high performing, highly reliable, highly available mobile apps. Crittercism offers a real-time global view of app diagnostics and app crashes across iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, Hybrid and HTML5 apps used on more than 500 million unique devices and in more than 50 billion app sessions. The company's investors include Google Ventures, Opus Capital and Shasta Ventures. Learn more @crittercism and www.crittercism.com.
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* Cool Vendors in Application Performance Monitoring, 2013, Johah Kowall and Will Cappeli, April 15, 2013
** Criteria for the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring, February 6, 2013