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April 13, 2010 08:58 ET

uTest Reports Record-Breaking Growth in First Quarter of 2010

Crowdsourced Testing Leader Adds New Customers in the US, UK, France, Germany, Poland, Luxemburg, Israel & Philippines as Part of Best Quarter in Company's History

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) - uTest, the world's largest software testing marketplace, today announced that its customer base and testing community expanded more in Q1 of 2010 than during any other quarter in the company's history. During this period, uTest also unveiled its new load testing services, announced the results of the "2009 uTester of the Year" program, and won the prestigious Hive Award for best software blog at SXSW.

"With the number of social sites, mobile commerce and location-based apps exploding, uTest's customer base now spans six continents and dozens of industries," said Doron Reuveni, uTest CEO. "Getting high-quality apps to market is more critical than ever for companies of all sizes. By enabling our customers to get their apps tested in as little as 48 hours -- and for a fraction of the cost of traditional outsourced testing -- uTest is leaving a growing footprint across the testing industry."

Customer, Community and Company Growth
During the first quarter of 2010, uTest grew its marketplace, and successfully:

  • Signed more than 70 new customer deals, including innovative category leaders like JobVite, BCCThis, Taptu and Smartdate
  • Added 3,000 new software testers, growing its community to more than 24,000 professional testers from 162 countries worldwide
  • Expanded its partnership with software testing firm, TCL, to bring on-demand testing to the UK market
  • Launched the "uTester of the Year" awards, a program to recognize consistently outstanding performance from leading members of the uTest community
  • Conducted the "Battle of the TV Networks," discovering nearly 1000 bugs in the web and mobile apps of NBC, CBS, Fox and ABC; the study was covered by TechCrunch, VentureBeat and Broadcast Engineering

Adding Load and Performance Testing
uTest's new load testing services help customers ensure their web apps are optimized for peak performance under heavy, real-world loads. Through its global community, uTest offers the following unique and cost-effective alternatives:

  • Live Load Testing: A team of live testers from around the globe can test an application simultaneously, enabling customers to see how their web app performs under heavy usage with truly real-world conditions
  • Simulated Load Testing: Requiring no live testers, simulated load testing provides customers with a complete analysis of a web app's performance under peak synthetic load
  • Hybrid Load Testing: Combining live testers with simulated load tools, uTest's hybrid load testing enables customers to perform functional testing while their web application is under heavy synthetic load

Recent Awards and Accolades
Additionally, uTest's Software Testing Blog won the Hive Award for Best Blog in 2010 in the Business Software category at SXSW Interactive this year. Bringing a fresh approach to business blogging, the Software Testing Blog has become an active and agnostic source that delves into topics including crowdsourcing, startup life, and developing and testing web, desktop and mobile apps. In the past year, page views, visits and unique visitors to the blog have more than tripled.

About uTest. Inc.
uTest is the world's largest marketplace for software testing services. The company provides real-world testing services through its community of 24,000+ professional testers from 162 countries around the world. More than 500 companies -- from web startups to global software leaders -- have signed up for the uTest marketplace to get their web, desktop and mobile applications tested. More information can be found at http://www.utest.com or the Software Testing Blog at http://blog.utest.com.

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