BlackBerry Developers Can Test Apps for Free with Perfecto

— March 30, 2011

Perfecto Mobile, a provider of cloud-based mobile testing, announced the free availability of its MobileCloud to members of the BlackBerry developer community. Through this exclusive offer, BlackBerry developers will receive free hours each month to use Perfecto's MobileCloud for remote testing and collaboration between group members, providing Web access to real BlackBerry smartphones operating live in mobile networks worldwide.

The MobileCloud offers BlackBerry developers access to testing on a variety of popular BlackBerry smartphones including the BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Bold 9000, BlackBerry Curve 8900, and BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphones, as well as older models available on demand. The service offers developers a variety of features and automated testing tools such as the ability to retrieve BlackBerry logs, direct installation of applications, power cycle, intelligent automation features such as smart navigation inside Web pages, the ability to smoothly collaborate through the use of session recordings or online sharing, videos, and reports distributed in all popular formats, and much more.

“Two out of three of the most popular devices on our MobileCloud are BlackBerry smartphones,” says Eran Yaniv, CEO of Perfecto Mobile. “In our experience, serious developers of business-critical applications give top priority to BlackBerry smartphone porting and compatibility, and we’re pleased to offer them the resources required to bring top-notch applications to market.”

“Perfecto Mobile’s MobileCloud helps developers test their applications and websites on a wide variety of BlackBerry smartphones from virtually any location around the world,” says Tyler Lessard, vice president of global alliances and developer relations, Research In Motion. “MobileCloud can help BlackBerry developers test that they are delivering reliable user experiences with apps that take advantage of unique capabilities and run consistently across different BlackBerry smartphones around the world.”

Perfecto Mobile is making this offer to introduce developers to the MobileCloud platform through which developers all over the world can easily install applications and test their functionality and compatibility without having to actually obtain the devices or rely solely on virtual simulators or emulators. In addition, any official member of the BlackBerry developer community wishing to purchase more hours or subscribe to the more advanced test automation and monitoring services can do so at a 30% discount.

For more information, please visit the MobileCloud service from Perfecto Mobile.

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