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Gorilla Logic Releases MonkeyTalk for Cross-Platform iOS, Android Functional Testing

New Open Source Testing Platform Helps Streamline the Delivery of Quality Mobile Applications

BOULDER, Colo., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gorilla Logic, (www.gorillalogic.com), the leader in enterprise application development and automated mobile testing tools and services, today announced the availability of MonkeyTalk, a new cross-platform iOS/Android functional record/playback functional testing platform that unites the industry leading FoneMonkey for iOS and FoneMonkey for Android open source tools. MonkeyTalk provides a single, powerful, cross-platform testing environment that helps development teams speed the delivery of higher quality mobile applications. The power of MonkeyTalk is multiplied by Gorilla Logic's new Continuous QA in the Cloud service offering (see today's announcement entitled, "Gorilla Logic Announces New Cloud-based Quality as a Service (QaaS) Offering").

"Mobile application testing services are poised for enormous growth in 2012 with U.S. companies rapidly accelerating their demand for the use of third-party mobile application testing tools and services," said Rona Shuchat, program director at IDC. "With Gorilla Logic's new Continuous QA Cloud offering, QA professionals can effectively and efficiently automate the testing of mobile apps across multiple devices and simulators (in any combinations) to meet the increasing demand for highly usable and high performing mobile apps."

For the first time, QA professionals have a comprehensive solution for mobile application testing. MonkeyTalk fills a huge void in the application development/delivery toolkit by recording, playing back and validating any user interaction on any mobile device or tablet. MonkeyTalk handles any gesture on any component, and supports both iOS and Android, simulators or devices.

As part of MonkeyTalk platform, Gorilla Logic has introduced the MonkeyTalk Command Language, a simple, but powerful, keyword- and data-driven language for specifying functional test scripts. Designed for QA professionals, MonkeyTalk Command Language is intuitive, readable and easy-to-learn. MonkeyTalk can be generated automatically through recording or composed from scratch with the MonkeyTalk IDE or with any text editor. In addition, testers and QA professionals can extend MonkeyTalk with their own application-specific commands without any programming. MonkeyTalk's JavaScript API also allows tests to freely mix JavaScript and MonkeyTalk for enhanced control.

"We've immersed ourselves in the functional testing tools space for four years with thousands of teams using FlexMonkey and FoneMonkey, so we were able to step back and redesign with a focus on how people work in the real world," said Edward Schwarz, vice president of engineering and co-founder of Gorilla Logic. "The MonkeyTalk command language as well as comprehensive support for JavaScript-based test scripting are examples of listening to QA pros talk about what they need to really drive value."

 Key features of MonkeyTalk include:

  • Powerful data-driven functional testing for iOS and Android
  • Recording and playback of user interface interactions
  • Verifying expected versus actual results
  • Generating readable, maintainable scripts, as well as supporting easy creation of scripts from scratch
  • Automatically converting scripts to JavaScript which can be extended with custom logic
  • The ability to run in continuous integration environments
  • Free, open source licensing

"With MonkeyTalk, we're taking the whole mobile testing space to the next level - not only uniting our tools across platforms, but also focusing on the entire process of mobile QA and how to make as a seamless part of a Continuous Delivery process, or what we call Continuous QA," said Stu Stern, CEO and co-founder of Gorilla Logic.

Availability
MonkeyTalk is a free and open source tool and is available now. It can be downloaded at (www.gorillalogic.com/testing-tools/monkeytalk). To read more about the latest announcement and what it means for the MonkeyTalk community, please visit (http://blog.gorillalogic.com/). For more information on Gorilla Logic, please visit: (www.gorillalogic.com). To read CEO Stu Stern's blog on this announcement please visit: (www.stu-stern.blogspot.com).

About Gorilla Logic
Gorilla Logic provides custom enterprise application development services on the ground and in the cloud to many of the world's leading software-driven organizations. It has a rich history of applying software engineering best practices to reduce the time and cost of delivering high-quality, full-featured applications with advanced functionality. Its technical leadership in mobile, rich Internet and enterprise applications showcases its broad platform expertise and exemplifies its commitment to software development best practices and quality. Its innovative work with emerging development platforms led to the creation of two industry leading open source tools for automated testing, FlexMonkey (Flex applications) and FoneMonkey, now called MonkeyTalk (iPhone/iPad/Android applications). To download Gorilla Logic's open source tools, and to learn more about the company and its services, please visit (www.gorillalogic.com). 

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