Micro Focus, provider of enterprise application modernisation, testing and management solutions, has launched Silk Mobile – a comprehensive mobile application testing solution that helps companies to create more advanced and reliable mobile business applications.
The company press release said that the tool is designed to provide an elegant, easy-to-use, comprehensive approach to the functional testing of applications on mobile devices across multiple OS platforms including Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and HTML5.
The value of the Indian value added services (VAS) industry, which includes mobile apps, was estimated at $3.4bn (£2.2bn) in 2011, according to Deloitte. The rate at which this market is growing can be ascertained form the fact that on an average 100 million apps are being downloaded in India every month.
David Taylor, President of Micro Focus, Asia Pacific and Japan, said, “The demand for smartphones is voracious. This trend is powering the demand for innovative applications with much higher degrees of sophistication. I believe that Silk Mobile Testing application will accelerate the development of more advanced and higher quality mobile applications and prove to be a linchpin in powering this revolution.”
“The extent to which Smartphone usage is gaining traction in India is tremendous. Predictions suggest that the India-specific mobile application market could be worth close to $4bn in the next few years. Silk Mobile is a transformational tool that makes cross platform testing a cakewalk. It helps them deliver their customers, mobile applications which are faster and of high quality,” explained Nitin Dang, Country General Manager, Micro Focus, India and SAARC.