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November 25, 2013 09:00 ET

Apkudo Acquires Blue Potato

Acquisition Expands Apkudo's Wireless Device Testing and Certification Capabilities

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2013) -  Apkudo, the device quality assurance company, today announced the acquisition of Blue Potato, an innovative wireless device testing and certification company headquartered in San Diego, California.

Blue Potato currently provides technical expertise and testing services to help OEMs/ODMs and wireless operators bring their devices to market more quickly by leveraging their knowledge of North American lab approvals to navigate the end-to-end approval process. Its cost effective approach in providing functional device testing as a managed service allows OEMs and wireless operators to focus their efforts and resources on other critical areas.

The acquisition combines Blue Potato's innovation in traditional testing and certification of all devices with Apkudo's innovation in user experience testing and optimization. "The fit couldn't be better," stated Josh Matthews, Apkudo Co-Founder and CEO. "The joining of these two innovative companies greatly expands our offering and now allows an approach to traditional testing through the lens of experience testing."

Apkudo Approved, a comprehensive user experience analytics suite, helps wireless operators and device manufacturers ensure the successful launch of their devices. An Apkudo Approved device provides a consistent, reliable, and well-characterized user experience.

"Device interoperability, testing and certification are constant challenges, especially for OEMs entering the U.S. market," stated Stan Scheufler, COO of Blue Potato. "We are excited to join the Apkudo team, who share the same core principals of making it easier for OEMs and wireless operators of all sizes to offer the latest devices and deliver the best possible user experience to their subscribers."

About Apkudo
A device quality assurance company, Apkudo is pioneering analysis technologies that deeply and holistically test pre-release mobile devices against millions of different possible use-cases and activities to discover bugs and refine the user interface and experience, taking devices from bad to good, and good to great. Apkudo works with many of the world's largest device manufacturers, including Samsung, Sony, HTC, and LG, and carriers such as MetroPCS, Cricket, Cincinnati Bell, and the Associated Carrier Group.

Apkudo is headquartered in Baltimore, MD. The Apkudo team includes deep research expertise with mobile operating systems including optimization, usability and performance testing, and is focused on helping the ecosystem deliver the best possible user experience to all device owners. Learn more at http://www.apkudo.com and email hello@apkudo.com for additional information.

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