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December 12, 2013 10:00 ET

Apkudo Partners With China's Largest Test Lab

CATR to Analyze Device User Experience in China

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Dec 12, 2013) - Apkudo, the device quality assurance company, and the China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT (CATR), today announced that the companies have agreed to deliver Apkudo's device user experience testing and analysis to the Chinese market. Apkudo Approved, a comprehensive user experience analytics suite, helps wireless operators and device manufacturers successfully launch their mobile devices.

An Apkudo Approved device is one that provides a consistent, reliable, and well-characterized user experience. The Apkudo partnership will allow Terminal Test Labs (TTL) within CATR to help their customers determine how their devices perform across millions of different user scenarios, exercising key apps, and comparing them to every other similar device on the market.

"China is the largest wireless device market in the world," said Song Chongwen, Director of Marketing and Sales at TTL. "This market has matured so rapidly that user experience is often an afterthought. It is critical the dominant Chinese operators and manufacturers now aggressively focus on how to make their customers' user experience better."

"Apkudo is committed to helping the mobile device ecosystem deliver the best possible user experience. TTL currently tests about 1000 devices a year, and with Apkudo's help they can ensure that higher quality devices get into the hands of Chinese consumers," said Josh Matthews, CEO of Apkudo.

About CATR
China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) established in the mid-1950s, has rich experience in communications policies, standards for telecommunication technologies, planning communications development, and product testing and certification. Terminal Test Labs (TTL) in CATR, is the leading third-party test lab in the world, which already is authorized to cover CCC, CE, FCC, GCF, PTCRB, CTIA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, USB, Qi, Mirrolink etc. certification test and authorized by operators like Orange and Vodafone for their acceptance tests like OTA, SAR, Audio, RF, Protocol, Application tests for manufacturers like Apple, Sony, Samsung, ZTE, TCT, Huawei, HTC etc. CATR is headquartered in Beijing, China. Learn more at http://www.catr.cn.

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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