Sauce Labs Expands Mobile Test Automation Cloud with the Addition of Real Devices

Date 2015/9/8 7:38:26 | Topic: Product News

Sauce Labs today announced the addition of real devices to its market-leading automated test offering. The release greatly expands the capabilities of Sauce Labs’ instantly available mobile test cloud by allowing customers to test their mobile apps across the full spectrum of simulators, emulators, and real devices, using one platform, as part of their DevOps workflow. 

The announcement underscores the growing importance and maturation of mobile continuous integration as an achievable best practice that helps software teams streamline their build and release cycles. The imperative to continually deliver and enhance high quality mobile apps continues to grow, making instantly available automated mobile testing a necessity. To meet these aggressive development deadlines, automated mobile testing optimized for Continuous Integration (CI) workflows enables development teams release higher quality mobile apps, faster and more frequently.
Sauce Labs’ new offering differs from other mobile functional testing tools in the ecosystem by providing a large volume of devices, but fewer device types. The company’s mobile strategy is focused primarily on the depth of testing using real devices rather than breadth for software teams looking to test early and often as they build mobile applications. The number of phones offered on the Sauce Labs real device cloud was designed to prevent long wait times that customers experience when using other offerings.
Further, by providing a large volume of real devices alongside more than 75 device / platform combinations of iOS and Android simulators and emulators, Sauce Labs allows users to cover the majority of their testing with emulators and to augment that with higher fidelity testing on the most popular real devices for maximum coverage at a fraction of what it would cost to use real devices only.
Key highlights of today’s announcement include:
Instant Availability: Unlike competing solutions, the Sauce Labs’ real device offering provides a high volume of the most popular devices. Developers can rely on instant access to cloud-enabled real mobile devices, rather than wait in long queues for a device.

Massive Concurrency: The Sauce Labs’ Real Device Cloud supports high parallelism, allowing teams to test many functions at the same time. The result is overall reduction of test time by as much as 100x.
Web, Native and Hybrid App Testing: With support for Appium and Selenium, developers can test all their mobile apps including native, mobile web and hybrid apps, across emulators and real devices.
Enterprise Features: RDC’s secure tunnel supports testing of pre-production apps, APIs and back-ends. Account provisioning is also available with Team Management and SSO.
Videos and Screenshots: Developers can count on a complete set of analysis tools including video, screenshots, logs and metadata to help quickly identify issues with their apps. 


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