Free Mobile Testing in the Cloud from Testing Leader Keynote

  Free Mobile Testing in the Cloud from Testing Leader Keynote

  *DeviceAnywhere Free Allows Developers to Easily Spot Check Content on Real
    Mobile Devices Anytime Anywhere; Ushers in New Era of Mobile Web Testing
  *See Exactly How Mobile Web Content Looks and Acts -- in Real Time

Business Wire

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- January 23, 2013

Keynote® (NASDAQ: KEYN), the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud
testing and monitoring, ushers in a new era of mobile testing with the
announcement today of DeviceAnywhere Free, the first COMPLETELY FREE
smartphone testing tool allowing Web developers, Web application and site
owners and software testing professionals to interactively test and spot check
the functionality and content rendering of mobile websites on real smartphones
over the Internet.

Current research shows that in North America more than 20% of all Web traffic
now comes from mobile devices. This rapid adoption in the market underscores
the critical importance of ensuring much higher levels of quality in the area
of mobile Web development, testing and quality assurance. DeviceAnywhere Free
is the ideal solution for companies interested in implementing efficient,
high-quality mobile strategies.

DeviceAnywhere Free provides the first completely FREE tool for remote, real
device interactive testing; giving users a real view of their mobile websites
on select smartphones in real-time via a simple Web interface. Users can
access all the functions of the smartphones including the ability to press and
swipe touchscreens, push buttons, view the screen in different orientations,
and power cycle the device. Users are able to access any number of devices,
for ten minutes per device, to spot check mobile websites and capture
screenshots for archiving and reporting. After ten minutes on one device,
users may select a new device, and run the same checks on another smartphone
to ensure cross-device and cross-browser functionality. Advanced queuing
allows users to save their place in line for devices that are currently in
use.

“Developing and maintaining a mobile-optimized website has become a necessity
as people increasingly use their smartphones as their primary Web browsing
device. However, the cost of purchasing and the complexity of maintaining a
portfolio of smartphones for testing functionality is a major stumbling block
for many website owners. DeviceAnywhere Free gives organizations the tool they
need to test, spot check, improve and monetize their mobile site, and for
FREE,” says Vik Chaudhary, vice president of product management and corporate
development at Keynote. “DeviceAnywhere Free combines the ease of the cloud
with the power of Keynote’s global infrastructure of remote devices for mobile
and Web testing and monitoring, so that Web developers, testers and content
owners can begin testing immediately on real mobile devices. Keynote has made
the power of its DeviceAnywhere cloud testing platform available for free to
educate the market about the power of real, remote, manual and automated
device testing from the cloud.”

Background

Navigating the mobile Web is growing in popularity and those charged with the
responsibility of testing those websites need a new generation of tools
capable of accurately rendering what an end user will see. Unfortunately,
newcomers to mobile testing find that keeping up with a fragmented mobile
device market, which is ever changing, makes in-house solutions expensive and
burdensome. DeviceAnywhere Free solves this problem with the cost-effective
and proven capabilities of remote, real device interactive testing.

Users can test and spot check content on any smartphone available in the
Keynote DeviceAnywhere Free cloud or enter a queue to reserve a specific
device. DeviceAnywhere Free streams the device’s screen directly to the user’s
computer screen, enables a complete view of the handset interface and allows
the tester to interact with it from the desktop in real time, using nothing
more than a Web browser. Testers can then access all of the devices’
functionality, including the ability to press and swipe touchscreens, push
buttons, change orientations and power cycle the device.

DeviceAnywhere Free features the most popular smartphones and is continually
updated to stay current with the mobile device market. All devices are
connected via Wi-Fi to enable testing of live mobile Web content. When testing
needs grow to require sessions longer than 10 minutes per device, a carrier
connection, or the need to download/upload apps or want to conduct
device-to-device testing, users can advance their mobile testing to the next
level by getting started with a free trial of Keynote DeviceAnywhere Test
Center Developer.

Features and Benefits of DeviceAnywhere Free:

  *No Restrictions, No Obligations – Users have an unlimited number of 10
    minute Web spot checking sessions on today’s popular iOS, Android,
    BlackBerry and Windows devices including the Apple iPhone 5, Samsung
    Galaxy S III and Nexus, Motorola Droid RAZR, and the Nokia Lumia 710,
    among others.
  *Full Device Functionality Testing – Users have the ability to press and
    swipe touchscreens, push buttons and power cycle the device. Devices can
    also be viewed in portrait and landscape modes.
  *Session Recording –  The application captures 10 minutes of navigation
    history and allows users to click through key features of their site,
    capturing screenshots for easy troubleshooting, archiving and reporting.
  *Device Management – Users get an at-a-glance view of device status
    (available, offline, locked, in wait queue), and wait times for device
    testing. Users can sign up to wait for a device and be notified when it is
    free to begin testing.
  *Web-Based –  DeviceAnywhere Free is a web-based application making it very
    easy to access real mobile devices to test your mobile site from any
    location, using nothing more than a Web browser.
  *Community Forum –  Users can post questions, comments and best practices
    to both the Keynote team and other DeviceAnywhere Free users, joining an
    online community focused on mobile testing.

When a user’s need surpasses basic spot-checking, Keynote’s Test Center
Developer or Test Center Enterprise provides a seamless upgrade path to deeper
insights and features to fully test mobile websites and applications. Test
Center Developer is designed for developers to manually test mobile
applications and websites across a wider variety of devices on live carrier
networks. Test Center Enterprise is a full-featured mobile testing tool that
is available as a hosted or on-premise solution, allowing both manual and
automated testing, as well as monitoring for mobile applications and websites,
for enterprises developing internal or external apps.

To begin testing your mobile site today with DeviceAnywhere Free, sign up for
a FREE account at http://www.keynotedeviceanywhere.com/da-free-register.html.

About Keynote Systems

Keynote® Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: KEYN) is the global leader in Internet and
mobile cloud testing & monitoring. Keynote maintains the world’s largest
on-demand performance monitoring and testing infrastructure for Web and mobile
sites comprised of over 7,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in over
275 locations around the world that enable companies to continuously improve
the online and mobile experience. Known as ‘The Mobile and Internet
Performance Authority™,’ Keynote offers three market-leading product
platforms:

Keynote Perspective® provides on-demand performance monitoring for enterprise
web and mobile sites including online portals, e-commerce sites and B2B sites.
Over 2,000 customers rely on Keynote Perspective services to know precisely
how their websites, content, and applications perform on actual browsers,
networks, and mobile devices.

Keynote DeviceAnywhere® provides the industry's only true cloud-based platform
for testing and monitoring the functionality, usability, performance and
availability of mobile applications and websites. Its suite of mobile testing
solutions is used by over 1,000 mobile developers and enterprises to deliver
quality mobile applications and services to the mobile channel.

Keynote SIGOS® offers active end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) testing and
monitoring solutions for mobile, fixed and VoIP communications. Its SITE and
Global Roamer products are used by over 200 network operators, content
providers, carriers and regulators in over 100 countries worldwide.

Keynote's 4,000 customers represent top Internet and mobile companies and
include American Express, AT&T, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, Google,
Microsoft, SonyEricsson, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Keynote Systems, Inc., is
headquartered in San Mateo, California and can be reached at
http://www.keynote.com/ or by phone in the U.S. at 1-800-KEYNOTE.

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Contact:

Keynote
Ronjini Mukhopadhyay, 949-295-9779
Ronjini.Mukhopadhyay@Keynote.com
or
Dan Berkowitz, 650-403-3305
dberkowitz@keynote.com
 
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