Dan McFall, VP of SalesIn recent times, mobility and automation play a key role in enhancing the flexibility of workflows, helping enterprises gain a competitive edge. However, in software testing, the implementation of appropriate automation strategies and mobility tools pose a great challenge to companies that strive to attain agile and DevOps efficiencies. “The obstacle is around managing, accessing, and sharing the necessary mobile devices as highly available infrastructure for development, testing, and monitoring activities,” says Dan McFall, Vice President of Sales, Mobile Labs.
With a goal to overcome the challenges and inefficiencies of manual mobile app testing, the Atlanta, GA based Mobile Labs offers deviceConnect, a patented technology for turning mobile devices into highly available infrastructure via a mobile cloud deployment. “We tie together a multitude of tools that engineers can use for mobile app testing,” adds McFall. The company’s deviceConnect solutions monitor devices on device cloud and enable those for tests and utilization as part of monitoring and testing management across various platforms and operation systems. Unlike a public cloud, Mobile Labs’ private internal device cloud lives behind corporate firewalls, giving app testers access to devices anywhere on the network. The cloud service is secure and agile, while being available for a fraction of what many public cloud-based solutions cost.
Mobile Labs’ deviceConnect also complements mobile DevOps with its ability to prepare, install, and launch applications and test scripts on actual mobile devices. It offers an easy-to-use set of commands that automate mobile app management and mobile device management operations. “Scheduling a series of repeatable steps in ‘deviceConnect’ provides monitoring feedback which allows us to perform tests in the real world,” says McFall.
Additionally, Mobile Labs proffers a number of application testing solutions that ensure development of quality mobile applications.
Scheduling a series of repeatable steps in ‘deviceConnect’ provides monitoring feedback which allows us to perform tests in the real world
“Delivering a mobile application platform that is capable of performing at every level is paramount in today’s mobile-first environment,” remarks McFall. The company delivers on quality by having a strong partner ecosystem of technology service providers. McFall further adds, “Our technology fills the architecture gaps of mobile apps.”
The company’s enterprise-grade testing tools are being leveraged for many different use cases. For instance, a renowned Australian bank was struggling to manage duplicate iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices in each of its testing centers, while keeping up with the ever-changing mobility market. Mobile Labs’ internal, private mobile device cloud gave them all the benefits of a public cloud without any potential for security risks, liability, and exposure. “We enabled device sharing and enhanced productivity from the bank’s Sydney and Singapore testing centers,” says McFall.
At the very heart of enterprise mobile app deployment, deviceConnect enables automated continuous quality integration, DevOps processes, and automated testing on managed devices. “DeviceConnect supports all major integrated app development environments, such as Xcode as well as automated app and web testing on real mobile devices using a wide variety of mobile UI test automation tools,” states McFall. Moving forward, Mobile Labs aims to be one of the largest providers of private device cloud in the enterprise technology space. “We strive to be an innovative enabler of mobile app development practices and capabilities that go beyond what we do for testing,” states McFall.