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Sauce Labs Opens Up Native/Hybrid Mobile App Test Cloud to All With Added Android Support

Appium on Sauce, the Automated Testing Platform for Native Mobile Apps, Now Supports Android, iOS and Mobile Web Hybrid Apps

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 -- Sauce Labs Inc, the leading provider of cloud-based mobile and web application testing solutions for software developers, today announced that it has expanded its Appium on Sauce mobile application test cloud, making it generally available and adding support for the Android OS.

Based on the open source mobile testing framework Appium, Sauce Labs' Appium on Sauce is a powerful cloud-based, testing platform that automates cross-browser testing for native iOS apps, mobile web hybrid apps and now native Android apps. The solution provides software developers a comprehensive, cost-effective and easy-to-use solution for ensuring the quality and integrity of software they're releasing to consumers.

"Appium on Sauce solves a big problem at a critical time. Companies are relying more and more on their mobile channels where they have just seconds to prove their worth with a positive user experience and a lot of mobile apps aren't thoroughly tested, if they're tested at all," says Adam Christian, vice president of development at Sauce Labs. "Automated testing in a virtual environment represents the future, and we're providing it for the mobile ecosystem."

Consumers are increasingly turning to their mobile phones for transactions, generating an estimated $25 billion in revenue last year with that number expected to soar to $46 billion by 2016. The addition of the Android app testing capacity to the Appium on Sauce cloud comes as the popularity of these apps has grown.

"Woven is a free photo viewing app for smartphones and tablets. Woven requires a cost-effective way of running emulator based tests on iOS and Android in the cloud using open source technology and continuous integration. I'm thrilled that Android support is now available on Sauce Labs. I look forward to running Android tests on Sauce Labs in addition to the existing iOS tests," said Johan Bilien, vice president of software at Litl, a Sauce Labs customer that began using Appium on Sauce during its limited release.

Sauce Labs offers a cloud of mobile platforms and desktop browsers for automated and manual testing of web and mobile apps. The company's software-as-a-service (SaaS) application is used by some of the largest consumer and enterprise brands. The Sauce testing cloud is already used to run approximately five million tests each month with that number continuing to grow.

Sauce Labs will be demonstrating Appium on Sauce at Google I/O on May 15 in the Developer Sandbox, where a select group of companies are invited to show off solutions based on technologies featured at the event. The San Francisco event runs May 15-17, 2013.

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Read the Sauce Labs blog: http://sauceio.com/
Follow @saucelabs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/saucelabs

About Sauce Labs
Sauce Labs, the leading web and mobile application testing company, provides cloud-based testing tools that greatly increase developer productivity. Sauce Labs' automated testing service lets users run Selenium tests on their mobile web and desktop apps across multiple browsers in parallel without setting up or maintaining test infrastructure. Its manual testing service lets users interactively test their websites on more than 150 browser/OS platforms while recording screenshots and videos of bugs. To date, more than 30 million tests have run in the Sauce cloud. Sauce Labs is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit http://saucelabs.com.

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