Sauce Labs Announces Support for Appium 1.0

Date 2014/5/6 12:49:11 | Topic: Product News

Sauce Labs has announced that it has added support for Appium 1.0 to its services. The announcement underscores the growing importance of mobile platforms for commercial applications and the need to introduce agile practices and automation into every step of software development and deployment processes. Along with Appium 1.0 support, Sauce is further expanding its mobile test cloud with additional platforms, raising the supported options to more than 60 different device configurations.
Sauce's mobile offering has continued to expand since adding support for testing mobile web applications in 2012. In 2013 Sauce added support for automated testing of native and hybrid mobile apps with early versions of Appium, a cross-platform open source mobile automation framework. Sauce Labs has become a major contributor to the project. Appium has skyrocketed in popularity in the past year, and was named a 2013 Open Source Rookie of the Year by open source management & consulting firm Black Duck. Appium is already used by dozens of organizations, including companies such as Expedia, Gilt Groupe, LinkedIn, Lookout, Okta, Travelocity and Zoosk.

"I am delighted to see Appium reaching maturity and gaining industry support. This has been an exciting project from the day one, attracting help from an extensive and extremely talented community," says Jonathan Lipps, chief architect for the Appium Project and Director of Ecosystem & Integrations at Sauce Labs. "Appium 1.0 is ready to play an important role for mobile development teams that want to use automated functional testing as a fully integrated step in continuous integration and continuous deployment processes for mobile apps."

Sauce Labs eases Appium adoption by providing users with instantly available infrastructure for app testing, covering an ever-expanding range of iOS and Android devices. By using the Sauce Labs cloud, users get scale, speed, and the convenience of integrated debugging tools, while avoiding the overhead of setting up and maintaining a local device infrastructure.

All platforms share the benefits of being scalable, fast, and instantly available, so they can be used for automated functional testing that fits into the workflow of the modern, agile organization focused on delivering quality apps with ease and speed. The constant addition of more platforms to its cloud reflects Sauce Labs' commitment to a continuing expansion in the growing field of automated mobile application testing.

"Across industries worldwide, web and mobile applications are driving business, and in the development community, Continuous Integration (CI) practices are being adopted more rapidly than ever to ensure that applications effectively meet high expectations and growing demands," said Steve Hazel, Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Sauce Labs. "We're seeing an explosion of mobile teams adopting CI processes and incorporating automated mobile testing into their workflows."



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