A new tool to manage mobile device diversity and optimize mobility rollouts
SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Oct. 11, 2011-- Keynote-DeviceAnywhere®, the global leader in mobile application lifecycle management (mobile ALM) solutions, today announced two new free online resources (Device Planner™ and Test Planner™) to help organizations optimize the rollout of their mobile apps and websites. Device Planner™ enables users to analyze and assess the best devices and mobile operating systems for their mobile content and services based on target audience, performance requirements and market coverage. The tool provides customized recommendations regarding which devices and platforms to support and helps optimize test plans before beginning app development.
Developers of mobile apps and services face significant challenges trying to align with an increasingly diverse list of mobile devices and platform variations:
- Should they develop for iOS or Android or both?
- How do they support hundreds of BlackBerry models?
- How do they ensure broad market coverage while managing dev/test costs?
Device Planner helps organizations ensure that all their apps are optimized on the right devices and the right platforms to maximize reach with their target audience. Using Keynote-DeviceAnywhere’s comprehensive device features database and current and estimated future device market share data, Device Planner provides coverage stats across key attributes important to an individual app’s functionality and performance, such as screen resolution, OS version, and input method. This data is then used to make customized recommendations regarding which devices and platforms to prioritize. Whether the app is internal, employee-to-employee or consumer facing, Device Planner helps IT optimize the development process and streamline their test and QA plans, reducing operational costs and accelerating time to market.
“Mobile device and platform diversity are creating a lot of chaos in the development and testing process for many enterprises,” said Faraz Syed, CEO of Keynote-DeviceAnywhere. “It’s also adding operational costs and slowing time to market for new mobile services. By combining valuable tools like Device Planner and Test Planner with our proven testing and monitoring suite, we’re helping enterprise customers manage their mobile initiatives more efficiently and supporting them all the way across the mobile app lifecycle.”
Keynote-DeviceAnywhere®, a subsidiary of Keynote Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:KEYN), provides the industry’s only true enterprise-class, cloud-based platform for testing and monitoring the functionality, usability, performance and availability of mobile applications and websites. The company’s suite of mobile application lifecycle management (mALM) solutions assures the quality of enterprise mobile applications and services, helping to extend businesses and brands to the mobile channel. To learn more about Keynote-DeviceAnywhere and to sign up for a free trial, visit www.deviceanywhere.com.
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About Keynote Systems, Inc.
Keynote® Systems (NASDAQ:KEYN) is the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud monitoring & testing. We provide companies with solutions for continuously improving the online experience. Founded in 1995, Keynote delivers testing, monitoring and measurement products and services for any enterprise including online portals, e-commerce sites, B2B sites, mobile operators and mobile infrastructure providers. Keynote products and services help companies improve customer experience in four areas: Web performance, mobile quality, streaming and real user experience testing.
Keynote is headquartered in San Mateo, California and can be reached at www.keynote.com or by phone in the U.S. at 1-800-KEYNOTE.
© 2011 Keynote Systems, Inc.