uTest Announces AppGrader for Android to Benchmark App Performance

Free Tool Puts Mobile Apps Through Their Paces and Compares With Competitors' Apps

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2012) - In advance of the CTIA Wireless Conference and Expo, uTest, the leading provider of in-the-wild software testing, has launched AppGrader for Android, a free automated testing tool that shows developers how well their app functions under real-world conditions on popular Android devices in the US. Within minutes of uploading a mobile app to AppGrader, developers receive a customized report with their app grade on a scale of 1 to 100, as well as any issues discovered during app download, installation, and basic usage. AppGrader also provides competitive context by comparing the app's overall grade to the most popular Android apps in the same app store category.

"After testing in the lab, some companies cross their fingers and launch, hoping their mobile app doesn't crash, stall or disappoint in the hands of users. It's an unnecessary and potentially costly bet since uTest's in-the-wild testing provides 'last mile' assurance that apps work on real devices, under real-world conditions, in a wide variety of locations," said uTest CMO Matt Johnston. "AppGrader makes it free and easy to sample the benefits of in-the-wild testing and benchmark your apps against the competition. And companies who find AppGrader's results interesting will be blown away by uTest's full strength in-the-wild testing services."

AppGrader is available today at http://appgrader.utest.com for testing on Android devices (AppGrader for iOS is coming soon). Developers simply upload the Android APK file to get started, and then AppGrader emails a notification within minutes when the testing and rating is complete. If the mobile app crashes on the device, developers can also access the device-specific crash log for additional diagnostic details. AppGrader can be used as often as a developer likes, for pre-launch or post-launch versions of their Android app.

About uTest, Inc.
uTest provides in-the-wild testing services that span the entire software development lifecycle -- including functional, security, load, localization and usability testing. The company's community of more than 50,000 professional testers from 188 countries put web, mobile and desktop applications through their paces by testing on real devices under real-world conditions. Thousands of companies -- from startups to global brands -- rely on uTest as a critical component of their product launches for fast, reliable, and cost-effective testing results. More info at http://www.utest.com or http://blog.utest.com

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