|Kim Karelis||Laura Stiff|
|LEWIS PR||Micro Focus|
|+1 617-226-8844||+1 650-691-3153|
Rockville, MD, June 21, 2012
Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application modernization, testing, and management solutions, today launched Silk Mobile™ – a comprehensive new mobile application testing solution from the company’s Borland portfolio that enables organizations to develop more advanced and reliable mobile business applications.
The most complete mobile application testing solution on the market, Silk Mobile provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use approach to the functional testing of applications on mobile devices across multiple platforms including Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and HTML5. The tool’s gesture support including multi-touch, swipe, drag and drop, zoom and scrolling, is custom-designed to work with applications the way an end-user would interact with their device. As a result, mobile applications built with Silk Mobile can capture pertinent information and data by factoring in the multiple ways end users interact with different devices. To add to the application's versatility, Silk Mobile test scripts can be exported to a number of scripting languages such as Java, C#, Python or Perl.
In today's digital age, mobile applications play a critical role in every organization’s business strategy. In fact, a recent study commissioned by Micro Focus found that over 75 percent of respondents globally plan to extend access from modernized mainframe applications to mobile devices within the next two years. Silk Mobile facilitates and enhances the development mobile applications, so businesses can stay connected to their customers and ahead of the competition.
"Organizations are under continued pressure to release higher quality mobile apps faster and more often than ever before and Silk Mobile provides development teams the tools they need to deliver on time and on budget,” said Archie Roboostoff, Borland Solutions Portfolio Director at Micro Focus. "Our goal is to make application testing easy for developers and Silk Mobile does just that. With broad support across platforms and easy-to-use visual capture capabilities, Silk Mobile is a one-stop mobile testing solution.”
According to Claudio Castelli, Senior Market Analyst for Telecommunications in Asia-Pacific at Ovum, smart phone adoption across business users will continue growing alongside the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend. "Enterprises will have to contend with a greater share of their employees bringing their own smartphones to the workplace and wanting to access corporate data and business applications. With security a higher concern on the mobile platform, IT must perform more stringent due diligence to ensure mobile apps work in the same way as their desktop equivalent," he adds.
Silk Mobile is part of the Silk brand of application testing products that provides businesses with comprehensive automated software quality management solutions. The Silk products incorporate an integrated testing suite to ensure that all software is comprehensively tested and delivered to the highest standards of quality and reliability. With the addition of Silk Mobile, the Borland portfolio now offers a comprehensive end-to-end mobile testing solution that delivers mobile automated testing, mobile performance testing, mobile network speed simulation, and mobile test management.
Some of the features and benefits of the Silk Mobile testing application include:
For more information, visit: http://www.borland.com/products/silktest/learn/#tab-5
To download a trial copy of Silk Mobile, visit: http://www.borland.com/products/silktest/try/SilkMobile.aspx
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Originating in 1983, Borland Software Corporation is a world-class provider of requirements, test and change management solutions. As part of Micro Focus Ltd, a member of the FTSE 250, Borland offers tools that are open, agile and work across the entire Application Development Lifecycle to enable customers to build better software, faster. For additional information please visit www.borland.com.