EFY Times  
Sunday, April 26, 2015

 
GO
 
 

New Micro Focus Borland Mobile Testing Solution
 
Home >> Infotech >> Technology
 
New Micro Focus Borland Mobile Testing Solution  
 
   
Rate this news:  (0 Votes)
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application modernisation, testing and management solutions, today launched Silk Mobile™ – a comprehensive mobile application testing solution that helps companies to create more advanced and reliable mobile business applications.






Silk Mobile™ is the most complete mobile application testing solution on the market. The tool is designed to provide an elegant, easy-to-use, comprehensive approach to the functional testing of applications on mobile devices across multiple OS platforms including Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and HTML5. The tool is designed to work with mobile applications the way an end user would interact with his or her mobile devices with gesture support including multi-touch, swipe, drag & drop, zoom, and scrolling. This allows Silk Mobile™ to capture pertinent information and data by factoring in the multiple ways end users interact with different devices. To add to the application’s versatility, Silk Mobile™ test scripts can be exported to a number of scripting languages such as Java, C#, , Python or Perl.

State of Mobile Apps market in India

With lower set-up costs and a huge pool of IT talent, many Western companies are eyeing up India for app production, effectively outsourcing this process. But the domestic app market is also booming. The value of the Indian value added services (VAS) industry, which includes mobile apps, was estimated at $3.4bn (£2.2bn) in 2011, according to Deloitte. The rate at which this market is growing can be ascertained form the fact that on an average 100 million apps are being downloaded in India every month.

Considering the quality and complexity of apps that are being developed for mobiles, it would not be wrong to say that testing the mobile apps is precisely a function to pledge the quality of mobile phones. Given the dynamism and level of innovation in the field of mobile technology, the importance of testing has already begun to unfold. The diversity in mobile computing environments presents unique challenges in developing apps. quality assurance, and deployment, which calls for requiring higher and more intricate testing regime. As the handheld devices become ubiquitous, business are under constant pressure to deliver a smooth and immersive consumer experience making the need for app. testing even more compelling. Businesses are starting to appreciate testing as a basic business function which qualifies the launch and therefore defines the success of the applications.

David Taylor, President of Micro Focus, Asia Pacific and Japan, said. “The demand for smartphones is voracious. This trend is powering the demand for innovative applications with much higher degrees of sophistication. There is an ever increasing pressure on the testers to keep pace with the explosive growth of mobile apps. With most of these applications being used for commercial purposes, bbusinesses are striving to deliver a smooth and flawless customer experience on the mobile devices.” He further added, “I believe that Silk Mobile Testing application will accelerate the development of more advanced and higher quality mobile applications and prove to be a linchpin in powering this revolution.”

“The extent to which Smartphone usage is gaining traction in India is tremendous. Due to this growing number of mobile devises and newer device adoption, mobile applications are rapidly gaining popularity. Predictions suggest that the India-specific mobile application market could be worth close to $4bn in the next few years. In this scenario, it is crucial that the mobile applications should be tested rigorously to ensure a smooth experience for the customers. Silk Mobile™ is a transformational tool that makes cross platform testing a cakewalk. It helps them deliver their customers, mobile applications which are faster and of high quality”, explains Nitin Dang, Country General Manager, Micro Focus, India and SAARC. Further to this he added that “With its ease of use and broad support for multiple devices, Silk Mobile™ is filling a gap that exists today in the mobile apps testing market. Organizations are under continued pressure to release mobile apps faster and more often than ever before. Silk Mobile will help them deliver and will be the one-stop mobile testing solution for companies producing high quality mobile applications for their customers.”

As with any emerging technology, developing and implementing mobile applications poses a number of unique challenges. Mobile applications must be thoroughly tested prior to release, or the cost of failure can be high. If a customer doesn’t have an excellent experience with an application – as a result of a bug, for example – they may well switch to a rival product or simply won’t use the application.

Borland’s new solution, Silk Mobile™, has been designed to address these concerns. It enables mobile application developers to create and run tests on mobile devices that are connected to your PC by a simple USB cable or WiFi. Since Silk Mobile runs on the actual device, you can be sure that the tests represent genuine user experiences.

Building robust, repeatable, and maintainable mobile application test suites with Silk Mobile™

Some of the features and benefits of the Silk Mobile™ testing application include:

Broad Mobile OS Platform support – Silk Mobile supports testing of applications on the latest range of platforms including Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and HTML5. Regardless of corporate policy, customers have a choice: embrace the – bring your own device (BYOD) concept or continue to support standard devices. Either way, Silk Mobile is a single solution across all mobile initiatives.
Easy to use because it’s visual – Using the visual capture capabilities, record tests directly from the mobile device and visually create, playback, and edit. Also, visual action & verification commands can be used to add logic to test scripts without writing a single line of code
Native, Image, and Optical Character Recognition – Test capability is not limited by OS changes because Silk Mobile uses a three tier approach to recognise navigation and screen content. Customers will never have to stop testing to wait for the latest OS platform releases. This means no delays in the test automation process
Gesture Support: The way your users use it – Interact with mobile devices just like end users will. Silk Mobile supports multi-touch, swipe, drag & drop, zoom, and scrolling. The test application is also complementary towards gestures, virtual keypads, alerts/notifications and device information is crucial to capturing the actual usage of the device
Broad choice of scripting languages – Export your test scripts to Borland’s Silk4j, Silk4Net, jUnit, nUnit, C#, MSTest, Python or Perl. Now mobile tests can be run as part of your continuous delivery processes or your existing test automation suites
Integrated Test Management – Execute, schedule, and maintain exported mobile test scripts using Borland’s Silk Central. In addition, Silk Central’s configuration testing capabilities allows for management of your own private device hub for secure testing of your mobile applications. Mobile testing becomes “just another test”, allowing you to manage and track quality of your mobile applications, whatever the device platform



Print Email Post Comment 
(Total Views: 866)
 
Share

 
 
Infotech News
   
Stratasys Opens Maiden 3D Printing Experience Centre In India
WhatsApp Voice-Calling Feature Now Available On BlackBerry
Top 10 Most Expensive Gadgets In The World
BT Launches Ethical Hacking Service To Enhance The Security Of Connected Cars
Icertis Spins Out Cloud Solutions Business Into CloudMoyo, Inc
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 

Daily

Research And Markets: Middle East And Africa Image Sensor Market 2015-2019 - Technology & Application
Chinese Laser Technology Debuts In CinemaCon 2015
Digital Trends Launches Site For Hispanic Market And Names T-Mobile Presenting Sponsor
Research And Markets: North American Motion Sensors Market By Technology By Product By Application By Country - Analysis And Forecast To 2019
LG 'Game Changing' Products Capture Three Coveted Edison Awards
South America Image Sensor Market By Type (CMOS Image Sensor, CCD Image Sensor, Others), By Application - Analysis And Forecast To 2019
AnthroTronix Wins Gold Edison AwardTM For Mobile Medical Application
Top 10 Most Expensive Gadgets In The World
Dr. Raj B Apte Joins Thinfilm’s Technical Advisory Council
Keysight Technologies Adds Versatile Performance Options To Industry’s Fastest Power Supplies
 
   

Weekly

3 Successes And 3 Failures Of Microsoft
Panasonic Enhances Toughpad 4K Tablet For Improved Productivity In Creative, Technical Fields
European Union Delegation To Organize Media Seminar #DIGILOGUE2015 On 27 April
India Ranked Second In Cyber Crimes Through Social Media
8 Best Alternatives To Bootstrap
Top 10 Frequently Asked SQL Query Interview Questions
Wipro Sees Govt Of India’s Policy On Open Source Software Opening Up Major Opportunities
Whatsapp To Become Largest Communication Service; Crosses 800 Million Users
Top 6 Octa-Core Android Phones Under Rs 10,000/-
10 Must Have Google Chrome Apps
Samsung To Launch More Tizen-Based Smartphones?
Micromax To Launch Canvas Spark on 21 April
Storage Switzerland Test Drive Demonstrates Transporter’s Private Cloud Storage Efficiency Over Public Cloud Solutions Such As Dropbox
8 Gadgets To Make Your Smartphone Even Smarter!
Top 8 PHP Libraries For Developers
Pelican Products, Inc. Announces Leading Line Of Pelican ProGear Smartphone Cases For Samsung Galaxy S 6 And Galaxy S 6 Edge
 
   

Overall

Features
Top 10 Most Expensive Gadgets In The World
Here are top 10 gadgets made for super-rich people in the world...
7 Things To Do After Buying New iPhone
Bought a new iPhone? Here are 7 things you need to do right away...
8 Gadgets To Make Your Smartphone Even Smarter!
Check out these 8 cool gadgets that will make your smartphone smarter...
10 Must Have Google Chrome Apps
Install these Chrome extension apps to boost your work productivity...
Top 6 Octa-Core Android Phones Under Rs 10,000/-
Here is the list of best 6 super-fast Android phones you can buy under Rs 10,000/-...
6 Qualities That Can Help You Achieve Happiness
Here are 6 qualities that you can incorporate in life to find the greater happiness....
Top 10 Frequently Asked SQL Query Interview Questions
Here are 10 frequently asked SQL interview questions and answers that can help you crack the interview....
8 Best Alternatives To Bootstrap
Boostrap is used by many web developers out there. If you are looking for some innovative alternative to Bootstrap. Here is the list of 8 best options...
8 Tech Companies You Didn't Know You Use Everyday!
You may not have heard the names of following tech companies but, you use their product and services in daily life through your favorite app....
Top 8 PHP Libraries For Developers
Here is the list of best PHP libraries for web developers and programmers...
3 Successes And 3 Failures Of Microsoft
Microsoft has seen many triumphs and failures. Here are top 3 successes and 3 failures in company's 40 year journey....
Top 8 Most Expensive Smartphones In India
Ever wondered about the most expensive smartphones available in India? Here is the list of luxury smartphones...
5 Most Infamous Hackers Of All Time
Here are 5 most well-known hackers and what they've become infamous for in the hacker community...
Top 7 Smartphones With Long-Lasting Battery
Here is the list of 7 best smartphones under Rs 20,000/- which come with minimum 3000 mAh battery...
7 Mistakes That Can Kill Your Startup
Here are 7 startup mistakes that needs to be avoided to survive past the initial roadblocks....
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
“One Day The End User Can Open Up A Used Battery, And Use What’s Inside As Barbecue Sauce”
Of course that is not something currently possible, but what B&B Batteries does have are some secret recipes for their very specialised battery design...
We Wish To Procure All The LED Components Within India: Avni Energy
G. Gururaja, director, Avni Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd, shares his views about the expanding LED industry in the Indian market and the company's plans i...
We Have Registered 50 Per Cent Growth In The Last Two Years: Arihant Lighting
Apart from LEDs, Arihant is associated with the promotion of renewable energy in India and therefore, manufactures various energy saving products....
“Elcom Plans To Build A New State Of The Art R&D And Manufacturing Unit In Maharashtra", Reveals MD Girish V Vaze
Starting out as a small business to cater to the industry’s need for import substitutes, Elcom International has grown to be a leader in the field of ...
Delta Magnets Ltd To Enter Into JV With Chinese Company!
The company had partnered with TDK Japan for technology transfer to manufacture magnets in India....
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
IFA 2014
 
IFA 2014: LG Launches 34-Inches Curved Monitor
The company is yet to confirm price and availability of the device....
IFA 2014: Intel Launches First Core M Range Of Processors
This range of processors is tailor-made for 2-in-1 devices which include a tablet and a laptop....
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com  
 
 
© Copyright 2015 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions