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TMCNet:  New Release of Mobile Labs Trust Further Accelerates Automated Mobile App Testing Without Compromising the Device

[November 14, 2012]

New Release of Mobile Labs Trust Further Accelerates Automated Mobile App Testing Without Compromising the Device

Atlanta, GA, Nov 14, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- Mobile Labs, LLC, a leader in automated, cross-platform mobile application testing, today announces the release of Trust 2.0. A certified add-in to the market-leading test automation tool for Web and desktop apps, Mobile Labs Trust(TM) 2.0 now includes native object-based scripting, letting testers interact with individual native mobile objects, their properties and methods rather than a single app-view or page-view. Through direct, on-device interaction with the mobile app under test, Trust automates object definition by providing a precise inventory of objects and properties.

Trust's native, object-based approach results in substantial increases to test accuracy and efficacy and improves tester productivity. For iOS applications, testers no longer have to manually define or identify objects by using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) or image matching. With Trust 2.0, testers use the same widely adopted scripting language, object repository and object identification tools they customarily use for building Web or Windows automated tests. In addition, Trust 2.0 provides powerful direct object interaction without ever compromising the device.

According to Mobile Labs President and CEO Don Addington, the capability to test on iOS devices - iPads(R) in particular - without jailbreaking is increasingly important for the enterprise. The Library of Congress recently granted a three-year exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for mobile phones, temporarily allowing jailbreaking or rooting of smartphones without creating what would otherwise be considered a copyright violation. However, the exemption was not extended to tablets. Therefore, jailbreaking an iPad, for example, is not an exempted copyright violation. Jailbreaking an iPad to enable automated mobile application testing, for example, poses risk for companies. Mobile Labs anticipated this risk and, prior to the DMCA exemption, built functionality into Trust 2.0 that can test apps on all iOS devices, including iPads, without compromising the devices in any way.

Mobile Labs Trust 2.0's object-based scripting provides exhaustive, end-to-end functional testing with the broadest possible test coverage. Tests written with Mobile Labs Trust 2.0 can exercise a more comprehensive set of methods supported by any given item or control in the user interface. Trust 2.0 gives the tester increased flexibility over which objects are identified in the user interface and how they are defined and manipulated. In addition, the tester has control over which properties (for example, position or displayed text) are used to identify the objects during the test. Moreover, added support for native mobile objects such as iOS's rotating-wheel picker control, further extends the tester's ability to create a truly complete test.

"In today's increasingly mobile world, IT cannot afford to put off automated mobile app testing any longer. Given mobility's rapid rate of change, automating the test process is the only possible path forward to delivering high-quality apps in line with aggressive enterprise deployment schedules," says Addington. "With the release of Mobile Labs Trust 2.0, QA testing teams now have a robust tool to automate the entire functional testing process for mobile apps. Without this degree of automation, testing is inefficient, ineffective and cannot keep up with the unending influx of mobile apps and devices." Trust 2.0's direct object interaction supports iPhone(R), iPod touch(R) and iPad devices running Apple(R) iOS 6 with native iOS objects only. Support for direct object interaction for hybrid and HTML based objects as well as Android devices will be available in December 2012.

About Mobile Labs Mobile Labs is a leading provider of end-to-end mobile application testing solutions for the enterprise. Architected to tightly integrate with one of the most widely used test automation solutions for Web and desktop apps, Mobile Labs' flagship product, Mobile Labs Trust(TM), is a cross-platform solution that performs comprehensive quality testing of enterprise mobile apps. Mobile Labs Trust helps ensure application quality across multiple mobile platforms. By automating testing on real devices, the solution reduces mobile app regression testing time and enables enterprises to deploy fully tested mobile applications faster, with fewer resources. For more information, please visit

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