The global shift to mobile applications as the primary means of accessing the internet is undeniable and has caused enterprises to quickly develop mobile channels for their new and existing business applications. With the many other challenges this trend has presented, it was time for enterprises to lasso the wild west of mobile application development and find a way to increase the velocity of their mobile app releases to keep pace with these ever changing mobile market dynamics all without compromising quality.
And, with every passing iOS upgrade and Android feature, comes greater end-user expectations around mobile apps’ performance and usability. As a result a new industry standard was born – Continuous Quality – where mobile app development times are reduced from once or twice a year to once or twice an hour to address the real-time nature of monitoring and maintaining an app’s quality performance.
As Developers and Dev/Test teams evaluate the wide range of test automation frameworks and tools available, they will realize there is no white horse around to save their damsel in distress. So, it’s important that they look for an environment that has the following capabilities to achieve a Continuous Quality process:
• Real end user conditions
• An Enterprise grade SLA (Consistent, Stable, Secure)
• Open and Integrated platform – so they can easily leverage existing tools and frameworks
• Global and collaborative lab
• An Hybrid Cloud deployment model (Private cloud, Public, Local – USB)
• Elastic for capacity on demand