June 07, 2012 08:07 ET

uTest Joins Forces With Appcelerator to Offer In-the-Wild Testing for Titanium-Powered Mobile Apps

Partnership Gives Developers Access to Real-World Testing and Free AppGrader Tool

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2012) - uTest, the leading provider of in-the-wild software testing, today announced a partnership with Appcelerator, the leading next-generation mobile platform company. The partnership provides Appcelerator's 300,000 mobile developers with seamless access to uTest's suite of mobile app testing services -- including functional, usability, localization and security testing.

uTest enables developers to predict how well their mobile apps will function under real-world conditions, across OS, carriers, devices and locations. Thousands of brands, including USA Today, Google, Box, Netflix and Tapulous understand the necessity of in-the-wild testing for their mobile apps, which enables them to tap into a network of more than 50,000 professional testers on real devices, from 190 countries around the world.

"Appcelerator helps developers build world-class mobile apps more quickly, and across mobile platforms. And now, Appcelerator has closed the loop by integrating uTest's services into Titanium 2.0, providing developers with an end-to-end source for everything they need to launch high-quality mobile apps," said uTest CMO, Matt Johnston. "Thanks to uTest AppGrader, developers can discover launch how well their apps perform on real devices, and uTest's services enable them to go even further in quickly testing their mobile apps under real-world conditions, with real devices and carriers, in any location."

uTest's AppGrader is a free and easy way for developers to get a glimpse into how the latest build of their app performs in-the-wild and to benchmark their mobile apps against their competitors. Within minutes of uploading a mobile app to AppGrader, developers receive a customized report with their app grade on a scale of 1 to 100, as well as any issues discovered during app download, installation, and basic usage. AppGrader also compares an app to the most popular Android apps in the same app store category.

AppGrader is available today for grading Android devices, with AppGrader for iOS coming soon. Developers simply upload their APK file, and then AppGrader emails a notification within minutes when the app has been graded on more than a dozen real devices. If the mobile app fails to install, crashes, or hangs on any of the devices, developers can also access the crash logs for diagnostic details.

"Functionality and usability testing during the application development lifecycle is challenging, complex, time-intensive and expensive, especially in the wild," said Appcelerator VP of Strategy and Alliances, Brent Maxwell. "Appcelerator's community of over 300,000 mobile developers who create apps on our platform now have one seamless workflow deeply integrated into Titanium, thanks to uTest and their mobile testing services."

uTest's AppGrader will be available in the Appcelerator Open Mobile Marketplace as a Titanium module in the coming days.

About uTest, Inc.
uTest provides in-the-wild testing services that span the entire software development lifecycle -- including functional, security, load, localization and usability testing. The company's community of 58,000 professional testers from 190 countries puts web, mobile and desktop applications through their paces by testing on real devices under real-world conditions. Thousands of companies -- from startups to global brands -- rely on uTest as a critical component of their QA processes for fast, reliable, and cost-effective testing results. More info at or

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