According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 418.6 million mobile phones in 1Q13, compared to 402.4 million units in the same quarter in 2012. Tablet shipments are exploding at a better than 140% year-over-year pace. By 2014, experts project that mobile Internet usage will overtake desktop web access.
Given the rapid proliferation of smartphones and tablets, the average mobile subscriber now owns 1.5 mobile devices. More devices will drive even more demand for more mobile apps.
Now employees are bringing their own devices (BYOD) to work and demanding to use them to access corporate data. For enterprises, the challenge is to develop and implement mobile strategies that respond to these new realities, drive business efficiencies and better serve customers.
Changing the Way Apps are Tested
Our mission at Mobile Labs is to make testing mobile applications easier and faster than ever. Our mobile application testing software, Mobile Labs Trust, is an add-in to HP’s Unified Functional Testing (previously known as QuickTest Professional). Our solution allows IT departments to leverage their investments in existing testing tools and their staff’s mobile app knowledge base.
Consumers’ increased appetite for smaller-screen devices will continue to fuel major changes in the way applications are developed and tested. Many IT departments are developing apps for mobile before web and desktop applications. And they’re looking to mobile application test solutions like Mobile Labs Trust to support these mobile-first strategies.
The Mobile App Testing Revolution Begins Here
At Mobile Labs, we’re here to help you move your mobile strategy forward. Our next-generation testing and device accessibility tools can help you deliver your mobile apps on plan, on time and on budget.
To find out more about our mobile application testing tools, visit our mobile app testing solutions pages.