When Appcelerator launched Titanium in 2008, they became the leading mobile development platform for thousands of companies.
When uTest expanded their in-the-wild testing services to mobile in 2009, it became the company’s fastest growing area of business.
Like peanut butter and jelly before them, it was perhaps only a matter of time before the two great, complementary tastes of Appcelerator and uTest came together.
That’s why uTest and Appcelerator are creating a new partnership to help connect Appcelerator’s 1.6 million developers with uTest’s community of over 58,000 software testers in over 190 countries.
The partnership provides Appcelerator’s 300,000 mobile developers with seamless access to uTest’s suite of mobile app testing services – including functional, usability, localization and security testing.
uTest’s CMO Matt Johnston explains: “Appcelerator helps developers build world-class mobile apps more quickly, and across mobile platforms. And now, Appcelerator has closed the loop by integrating uTest’s services into Titanium 2.0, providing developers with an end-to-end source for everything they need to launch high-quality mobile apps.”
The partnership also allows Appcelerator’s developers access to uTest’s free AppGrader tool. Within minutes of uploading a mobile app to AppGrader, Appcelerator’s developers will receive a customized report with their app grade on a scale of 1 to 100, as well as a mention of any issues discovered during app download, installation, and basic usage. uTest’s AppGrader will be available in the Appcelerator Open Mobile Marketplace as a Titanium module in the coming days. (AppGrader is available today for grading Android devices, with AppGrader for iOS coming soon. Read more about AppGrader’s launch here.)
So with Appcelerator’s vast developer pool and uTest’s rich allotment of testing services across devices, carriers and locations, we have a partnership with the potential to dramatically reduce bugs.
And no one wants bugs. Especially when you’re eating a delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Update – It appears that some Appcelerator users had a slight issue with installing AppGrader. Check the comments section to see the install solution.