SOASTA Introduces New Mobile App Testing Technology

By Ariel Jones — January 24, 2012

SOASTA, which provides cloud-based performance and functional testing, recently launched a new version of its CloudTest platform. The new platform offers complete functional test automation for mobile applications, and its TouchTest technology lets developers optimize mobile applications for touch-based devices.

The CloudTest platform conducts testing from within the mobile app itself, replacing optical recognition approaches. The cornerstone of the new platform is SOASTA's TouchTest technology, which captures and plays back all actions and gestures possible on a touch-based device, regardless of the user interface.

Additionally, CloudTest is unique in that it tests from "inside" the application to validate tests using internal variables and internal application state changes, rather than results displayed or actions taken at the user interface level.

With CloudTest, organizations can build their own "Private Device Cloud" with target devices from inside their data centers or in remote locations. Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA, hopes that the new platform provides developers with a single solution for automated testing, saying in a statement, "As the mobile market explodes, the current testing solutions lack precision and are too brittle or cumbersome to enable fast delivery of high-quality apps.

"The new functionality in CloudTest is completely different than anything on the market today - providing, for the first time, an automated, fast, and affordable way to test mobile apps with complete precision," he continued. "We anticipate that this new CloudTest release will help accelerate growth of the burgeoning 'app economy.'"

CloudTest is currently available for both iOS and Android-based mobile devices, and SOASTA plans to release packages designed for companies testing mobile apps across multiple devices in the future.



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