BARCELONA, Spain, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TestPlant, the UK-headquartered international software company, has launched the eggPlant Mobile Testing Solution ( http://www.testplant.com/mobile/mwc). eggPlant is the world's leading robotic test tool for GUI testing used by many leading software companies, by significant defence, security and aerospace organisations and by global media broadcasters and on-line entertainment businesses. The mobile testing solution extends eggPlant's reach into software running on smartphones and tablets across the major mobile operating systems. The launch is in partnership with RealVNC, the original developer and leading provider of VNC(R) technology used by millions of computer users around the world.
Testing software or apps on mobile devices is a major pain point for app developers, for device manufacturers and for network operators. There has not been an effective in house automated solution to testing software on the full range of devices. Existing techniques are either manual, which is extremely tedious and error-prone, or electro-mechanical, which is limited, does not reproduce a real user experience test and can place IP outside the enterprise environment. eggPlant uses RealVNC's VNC Mobile Solution to connect directly to a device. A true user experience test is created as eggPlant is capable of recognising icons, colours, text and fields on any display. A test script is automatically generated as eggPlant is trained to move around an app using its image store to spot and compare display prompts. Multiple tests become effortless and eggPlant reports test failures with helpful screen images of the exact point of failure. An automated test script can be created on one device (or emulator) to be repeated many times on other devices.
TestPlant is an international software business with an established customer base of leading IT and media corporations and defence and security organizations using eggPlant, the world's leading GUI automated test software tool. TestPlant is headquartered in The City of London and it has a considerable presence in North America, with an office in Washington DC and a development centre in Boulder, Colorado. The company is chaired by Jon Richards with founder George Mackintosh as Chief Executive. TestPlant is now the fastest growing small medium-sized enterprise (SME) in this sector with year on year sales growth exceeding 100%. Its achievements have been recognized by the British Venture Capital Association and in the London Export Awards.
RealVNC's software solutions are used by hundreds of millions of people in both desktop and mobile platforms for remote access and control. VNC(R) is used widely in hundreds of different applications, from helpdesks to virtualization. RealVNC's commercial products have been shipped to customers in all sectors throughout the world.
SOURCE TestPlant Europe Limited