BrowserStack launches solution for automated testing of mobile apps

Browserstack, a mobile browser testing platform, just launched App Automate that lets users run automated tests for mobile apps across the BrowserStack Real Device Cloud.

App Automate works for both native and hybrid mobile apps across iOS and Android OS.

Ritesh Arora, co-founder and CEO of BrowserStack, explained:

“Automated testing is mission critical for organizations needing to quickly scale their mobile apps. Consumers today are running mobile apps on a countless number of devices, so developers must have access to every device imaginable in order to deliver the level of performance that consumers are accustomed to.”

With DevOps, engineering teams are now adopting methods to roll out their apps faster and streamline their DevOps pipeline. This process is best optimised by automated app testing.

“BrowserStack’s App Automate brings simplicity and automation to the complex act of web and mobile application testing,” said Stephen Hendrick, research director at Enterprise Management Associates. “App Automate enables the automated testing of applications across thousands of devices in parallel, making comprehensive application testing simple. App Automate also integrates with the leading testing frameworks and CI/CD tools to ensure fully automated testing across the DevOps pipeline.”

App Automate feautres include a real device cloud, access to testing on mobile devices from lots of different manufacturers, easy integration, real-time debugging, smart app upload and SOC2 security compliance.

The announcement follows recent news that BrowserStack received a $50 million Series A investment from Accel.

“Browserstack helps us simulate and check real user behavior before Airtasker ships to its users. With App Automate, we are able to deploy often, through rapid and on-demand regression checks on a variety of mobile devices,” added Kanak Kalburgi, automation engineer at Airtasker. “There are great benefits in not having to worry about the test infrastructure required for automation, which includes zero overhead and maintenance costs thanks to App Automate.”