TestPlant raises testing questions at Mobile World Congress 2017

  • Posted by JB Brockman
  • On February 17, 2017

Software testing leader to explore app security, time-to-market and IoT issues with Mobile World Congress delegates

London, UK – February 17, 2017 – TestPlant, a world leader in digital service assurance and software test automation, today announced it will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry.

TestPlant will be showcasing the capabilities of eggPlant Functional to fully test mobile apps on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and other mobile devices. eggPlant Functional’s unique image-based UI testing approach allows a single script to test across all devices and platforms, requires no jail-breaking or modification of apps, and offers full device control.

For the second year in a row, TestPlant was recently given the top score for Mobile Applications in Gartner’s January 2017 Critical Capabilities report for Software Test Automation* and is a leader in mobile testing for enterprises across multiple sectors, with customers including Nationwide Building Society, BT and Banco Sabadell.

In addition to demonstrating its latest developments in test automation for mobile apps, TestPlant will also be engaging with MWC delegates on a number of hot-button issues relating to testing in the mobile world, including:

App security
TestPlant will explore why mobile apps are often tested only infrequently for security issues and often too late. A study by the Ponemon Institute found that 65% of respondents felt that the “rush to release” software results in more mobile app vulnerabilities and that nearly four in ten of the respondents said their organizations do not scan for mobile application vulnerabilities.

From developing for multiple different operating systems and devices to varying display sizes and on-device features, there are many factors that can place pressure on timeframes for mobile app delivery. TestPlant is keen to explore the key bottlenecks for MWC attendees.

Internet of Things
IHS forecasts that the IoT market will grow from an installed base of 15.4 billion devices in 2015 to 30.7 billion devices in 2020. But the proliferation of IoT devices and applications presents challenges for testing because they typically use non-standard hardware and system software which most test automation tools cannot interact with.

“MWC has dramatically expanded over the last few years,” said Antony Edwards, CTO, TestPlant. “It’s not just ‘mobile’ any more, it covers the whole space of connected and smart devices with connected cars, VR headsets, smart homes, and smart cities in every hall. So testing challenges are everywhere which TestPlant’s leading patented technology, and experienced team, are well placed to address.”

Organized by the GSMA, Mobile World Congress is held in Barcelona, 27 February – 2 March 2017. The TestPlant stand is located in Hall 6 at Stand 6J41.

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