Micro Focus launches mobile application testing solution

Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application modernization, testing and management solutions, has unveiled Silk Mobile, a mobile application testing solution.

Silk Mobile assists companies to create reliable mobile business applications.

Silk Mobile is designed to provide a comprehensive approach to the testing of applications on mobile devices across multiple OS platforms including Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and HTML5.

Silk Mobile captures pertinent information and data by factoring in the multiple ways end users interact with different devices. Silk Mobile test scripts can be exported to a number of scripting languages such as Java, C#,  Python or Perl.

“The demand for smartphones is voracious. This trend is powering the demand for innovative applications with much higher degrees of sophistication. There is an ever increasing pressure on the testers to keep pace with the explosive growth of mobile apps. With most of these applications being used for commercial purposes, businesses are striving to deliver a smooth and flawless customer experience on the mobile devices,” said David Taylor, president of Micro Focus, Asia Pacific and Japan.

The value of the Indian value added services (VAS) industry, which includes mobile apps, was estimated at $3.4 billion in 2011, according to Deloitte. An average 100 million apps are being downloaded in India every month.

“Predictions suggest that the India-specific mobile application market could be worth close to $4bn in the next few years. In this scenario, it is crucial that the mobile applications should be tested rigorously to ensure a smooth experience for the customers. Silk Mobile is a transformational tool that makes cross platform testing a cakewalk. It helps them deliver their customers, mobile applications which are faster and of high quality,” said Nitin Dang, country general manager, Micro Focus, India and SAARC.

Silk Mobile enables mobile application developers to create and run tests on mobile devices that are connected to PC by a USB cable or WiFi. Since Silk Mobile runs on the actual device, users can be sure that the tests represent genuine user experiences.

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