T-Mobile Adds Apkudo Approved Testing for its Smartphones
Published on: 13th Jun 2014
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T Mobile USA has added Apkudo Approved Application Platform testing to its latest Android smartphone requirements for device manufacturers.
Apkudo's analysis will complement T-Mobile's existing pre-launch device approval process by adding app platform testing. By exercising and analyzing over 2000 pre-load, top-pick and core systems apps, the service provider can proactively identify and rectify any customer-impacting issues before a device is sold to customers.
"T-Mobile is really focused on user experience, and adding Apkudo Approved testing will allow them to maintain a leadership position by helping to ensure the smartphones they sell work exactly as intended right out of the gate, increasing subscriber satisfaction and reducing returns," said Josh Matthews, co-founder and CEO of Apkudo.
Today's smartphones are, in effect, application platforms, which means traditional handset "pass/fail" testing methodologies are no longer sufficient to guarantee device performance. The ability for smartphones to provide a stable experience across applications is central to the user experience -- problems with application dependability translate into real device problems, ultimately leading to user dissatisfaction and costly device returns.
Apkudo's proprietary, patent-pending technology includes software and hardware infrastructure for automated execution, interaction, and analysis over a large workload of applications on devices. It simulates actual subscriber usage scenarios in real-world conditions to uncover any issues so they may be corrected before customer launch.
Apkudo will begin analyzing all T-Mobile pre-release devices this month.