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SOASTA Introduces TouchTest Private Device Cloud

TouchTest Private Device Cloud provides a comprehensive platform to manage and control mobile application testing assets

SOASTA on Tuesday announced the company has expanded its award-winning mobile functional test automation solution, TouchTest, to include local test labs of Apple iOS and Google Android smart phones and tablets. The TouchTest Private Device Cloud is a simple to manage, affordable internal cloud for mobile application testing. It provides a comprehensive platform to manage and control mobile application testing assets. With TouchTest Private Device Clouds, mobile development and testing teams can now remotely manage devices, apps and tester activity.

TouchTest Mobile Device Cloud - Complete Mobile Testing Solution From SOASTA (Photo: Business Wire)

TouchTest Mobile Device Cloud - Complete Mobile Testing Solution From SOASTA (Photo: Business Wire)

Designed for enterprise development and test teams, the web-based management console lets you remotely build, manage, track and monitor your testing assets by individual device name, manufacturer, model number, OS version, availability, and more. Managed and accessed remotely, or ready for hands-on testing, dedicated iOS and Android test devices inside your secure firewall become private device clouds accessible by your team anywhere, anytime.

This complete end-to-end mobile test automation solution includes SOASTA’s industry-leading TouchTest mobile test automation or TouchTest UFT Integration to leverage legacy Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools. The TouchTest Private Device Cloud comes preconfigured with 10 dedicated devices of your choosing at a price of $130,000 per year.

“Enterprise mobile development and escalating business demand for mobile apps have driven the need to utilize real mobile devices as part of a comprehensive testing strategy, but managing those devices is cumbersome,” said Melinda Ballou, program director for IDC's Application Lifecycle Management and Executive Strategies service. “The ability to run test automation on real devices in a private, hybrid and/or public cloud, can offer test and development teams more reliable and effective approaches to faster testing and broader coverage.”

TouchTest Private Device Clouds are just one of several innovative Test solutions from SOASTA. TouchTest, joins SOASTA’s industry leading cloud-based load and performance test platform, CloudTest, which has forever changed how mobile and web apps are tested. SOASTA’s real user monitoring solution, mPulse, delivers real-time performance analytics on user experiences.

“SOASTA’s TouchTest mobile test automation has been critical in improving both the speed to deliver and the quality of our mobile apps,” said Thierry Chassaing, SVP of Product and Engineering at ITSON, the leader in Mobile Smart Services. “We decreased our test cycles from three weeks to a couple of days and we are looking forward to continue investing in SOASTA’s innovative technologies such as TouchTest Private Device Cloud.”

“Our intention at SOASTA has always been to continue to push Test automation into the 21st century by driving higher levels of precision while reducing the time and effort out of the test process,” said Tom Lounibos, SOASTA co-founder and CEO. “The introduction of the TouchTest Private Device Cloud is just another step in SOASTA’s journey to deliver the next generation Test Platform for web, mobile and IOT Developers.”

For product information, go to http://www.soasta.com/products/touchtest-private-device-cloud/

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