Google Acquires Appurify: What’s New for Android Developers?
If yesterday we talked about the new test platform for iOS apps, today we take care of the Android side. In a recent news release, Google announced that it has acquired Appurify. The mobile platform is oriented to developers so that they can test their applications. It has been reported that the mobile platform has raised over 6 million dollars since its launch in 2012. Over the last two years the platform has shown growth of a substantial nature which would explain the desire for the internet giant’s pursuit of the company.
There are five major areas which Appurify focuses. These are iOS and Android testing on devices, bug and data feedback, integration, jump start automations, and manual simulations. For developers this is a great tool. The fact that this App has both the iOS and the Android integration adds to the potential for the developer to work in whichever platform appeals to him or her and to be rather comfortable in ensuring that the mobile platform functions to the highest standards. One should also wonder if Google is trying to encourage developers within the iOS 8 platform to cater to their clientele. Surely, the acquiring of this startup is a major bridge to merge the gaps between Android and Apple based apps.
Appurify offers three major services:
- AMP Auto – This offers automatic simulators and testing on developments to ensure that your app is running properly from the early stages and throughout development
- AMP Mobile – This service is great for capturing video, crashes, traffic logs, etc on you local device
- AMP Web – The best way to know if something will work is to test it across several platfroms. Amp Web ensures that your app will work by doing such.
Developers should consider that Google has been making several technological advances in the past month. It would appear that this application is an attempt to diversify their company even more while at the same time maintaining their dominant presence in the internet and app world. By acquiring the Appurify platform Google has greatly opened the market for new apps.
The main advantage of the Appurify acquisition is that a developer can have feedback on their app from the mobile platform prior to launching their app. For example, by checking for bugs and critical errors through the Appurify Robot app crawler, the developer can simulate thousands of users sessions without the users. This minimizes the cost of having to go back and forth from the drawing board to the app. Furthermore, the developer will note that the framework of his or her app can be tested to ensure that such will withstand usability.
Developers would be wise to explore the Appurify mobile platform. Because of the functions offered, both the seasoned professional and those which are new to developing can be benefited. From the simulators and emulators to the AMP Auto which runs automated test on an application, there is something for every developer within the Appurify platform.