HPE Compiles Machine Learning, Open Source, Security, and Big Data for Next-gen Mobile App Testing
Hewlett Packard Enterprise globally commercializes its integrated software development testing suite, HPE Mobile Center 2.0 to help organizations quickly build, test, and deliver high-quality mobile applications.
Armed by HPE Haven OnDemand, HPE Fortify onDemand, and open source testing tools including Selenium and Appium, the new roll out is touted to allow developers to test any app operation and cover any user scenario.
To scale the number of devices tested, HPE Mobile Center is now integrated with Amazon Web Services Device Farm (AWS Device Farm) – a service that helps mobile app developers quickly and securely test their apps on smartphones, tablets, and other devices to improve the quality of their Android and iOS apps.
It has also announced to expand Mobile Center capabilities to provide users with a predictable and repeatable mechanism for testing, monitoring, and improving any mobile app.
The integration with HPE Haven OnDemand and HPE Fortify onDemand is sought to provide development teams with powerful capabilities that leverage machine learning from testing data and user feedback to help guide the application development direction, with security built in from the beginning.
In addition, developers can use HPE Mobile Center in concert with open source tools (e.g. running Appium tests on iOS with a PC), providing businesses with the freedom to use a wide range of frameworks and processes for building quality applications, quickly.
“Creating high-quality mobile applications that work seamlessly on every end-user device is a tall order, given the constant proliferation of device types, operating systems, mobile environments, and use cases,” said Saurabh Saxena, Country Director, Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India .“HPE Mobile Center 2.0 leverages HPE’s unique strengths in machine learning and security to provide developers with deep intelligence that guides them in building high-quality and secure applications. By integrating with open source tools,we allow developers to leverage these powerful capabilities while operating in the application frameworks and processes of their choice.”
“For mobile app developers, delivering high-quality apps across all of the different device and OS combinations is a major effort – it can be time consuming, complicated, and expensive. And, as new devices continue to enter the market, developers are looking for an easier way to build and test across them – AWS Device Farm meets those business needs,” said Marco Argenti, Vice President, Mobile and IoT, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “By integrating with AWS Device Farm, HPE Mobile Center enables streamlined dev and test for developers to test the real user experience of their apps across multiple device types at scale.”
Key features offered by HPE Mobile Center 2.0 include:
Replication of Real User Experiences –Generates accurate and authentic results – from remote restarts, to record gestures and replay interactions – by imitating real-user testing conditions and tendencies.
AWS Device Farm Integration– Offers application testing on the AWS Cloud against a large collection of physical devices to help provide consistent, high-quality app experiences.
Simplified Test Automation
Amplifies the Selenium and Appium framework with enterprise-grade features such as user, app, and lab management.
Maintains the ability to asses multiple apps within the same test.
Reduces the dependencies for a Mac machine and controls the Springboard when running Appium tests on iOS apps.
- Mobile Performance Optimization –Provides an accurate picture of the end-to-end mobile performance by combining virtual users and real devices; runs simple, elastic, and realistic tests from multiple geographies across various real-world network conditions.
- End-to-end Mobile Security – Assess the security of source code, binaries and the mobile app to underscore vulnerabilities across the client side.
- Real-Time Monitoring – Monitors the application proactively from multiple locations on original devices to identify issues before customers.
The solution addresses the entire application lifecycle spectrum, covering a variety of testing capabilities–Security, Manual, Functional and Performance.HPE Mobile Center is integrated with a broad range of market leading solutions from HPE Software, including: HPE Fortify onDemand, HPE Sprinter, HPE Unified Functional Testing, HPE LeanFT, HPE LoadRunner, HPE StormRunner Load, HPE Performance Center, HPE Network Virtualization, Appium, and Selenium. In addition, in-app Analytics with HPE Haven OnDemand and mobile monitoring with bothHPE AppPulse Mobile and HPE Application Performance Management address the monitoring phase of the application lifecycle spectrum to boost application observation.
Mobile Center 2.0 enables developers to optimize applications for hybrid environments by simultaneously testing on virtual-based devices in the cloud or on-premise.