Perfecto Mobile, the world’s leader in mobile app quality, today previews LocalLink, a new extension to its Continuous Quality Lab that addresses location-based quality needs and testing of Internet of Things (IoT), at Mobile World Congress. LocalLink expands tests coverage and capabilities, mitigates risks that businesses face in releasing faulty apps, and improves the velocity of the app delivery process to accelerate overall time to market.
Perfecto Mobile’s LocalLink connects devices in-hand, to the cloud-based Continuous Quality Lab, allowing organizations to test their apps anywhere they choose while centrally managing all devices, hosted and local, in one integrated environment. LocalLink gives teams the flexibility to add devices to their existing cloud as needed, while still experiencing the benefits of the Continuous Quality Lab. In addition, LocalLink allows for testing IoT, which often require proximity to the device during operation (due to connecting via Bluetooth or WiFi).
“We are experiencing a revolution in the way companies create engagement through digital experiences for their customers. The need for flexibility in quality labs is critical to ensuring a flawless customer experience with any IoT device or location-based app,” said Roi Carmel, Senior Vice President of Product and Strategy. “We’re excited to be the first to introduce a truly flexible hybrid cloud test lab that addresses location-based use cases and IoT. We are evolving with the mobile device market in order to attain the best test coverage, mitigate risk for our customers, and help accelerate the software development lifecycle to meet time-to-market demands.”
In order to manage risks associated with poor app quality, it is important for enterprises to select a testing lab and platform that supports a continuous quality process and can be highly customized to address needs across a variety of use cases. LocalLink can be customized for:
- Location-based Testing – In some cases there is a need to have a device at a specific location or in close proximity to the tester to ensure accuracy. This can be a critical requirement as mobile apps can be impacted by network conditions that can only be found on location (stores, banking branches, stadiums, etc.). With LocalLink, users can easily add devices, from any location in the world, to the Continuous Quality Lab and run a fully managed and centralized quality process that is remotely accessed and includes all devices across multiple sites.
- IoT and Unique Integrations – As the connected enterprise becomes more complex, so does the world of testing. The mobile landscape continues to evolve and grow to include interactions with unique or proprietary devices, such as refrigerators, scales, thermometers, wearables, etc. but the overall testing process still needs to be managed holistically and as part of the continuous quality process users have come to expect. LocalLink makes this possible by allowing connectivity between the app and the IoT device to be conducted via Bluetooth or local WiFi.
According to the report titled Predicts 2015: Internet of Things, published December 30, 2014, “Gartner’s assessment of the huge potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) is reflected in its forecast of a cumulative 25 billion things to be shipped by the year 2020, in industries ranging from automotive to food and beverage services. This potential partially obscures IoT contradictions, as it is both emergent and has been around awhile.” The release of LocalLink addresses the unanswered need for quality in such an evolving market.
LocalLink will be made generally available next month. To learn more about LocalLink, please visit http://blog.perfectomobile.com/2015/02/27/product-preview-local-link/ and see a demo at Mobile World Congress, Hall 7 702MR