|Alice Jackson or Nahidur Rahman||Laura Stiff|
|Racepoint Group||Micro Focus|
|+44 (0) 20 8811 2126||+1 650-691-3153|
Newbury, UK, 22 November 2012
By 2013 analysts are expecting mobile app downloads to increase from 30.1 billion in 2011 to 200.0 billion in 20161. Our shopping habits, the way we socialize, find information, consume news and even bank have all been challenged by the mobile internet, with apps being created for just about everything. According to Borland, a Micro Focus company), pressure is being put on departments outside of IT, such as marketing and sales, to develop and deliver mobile apps to meet rising end user demands and expectations. However, these ‘non-developers’ often bypass or cut vital time from critical testing phases in order to hit delivery deadlines or simply because they are unaware of the associated risks.
“If you are building an app that is the window into your business, it’s imperative that it is regularly tested,” said Chris Livesey, Vice President, Application Management and Quality, Borland. “The application may be highly creative and deliver a mind-blowing user interface, but if it’s incomplete, broken or slow it will put off existing and potential customers from returning. No one wants an app or website that falls at the first hurdle.”
Continuing, Livesey said: “Functional and performance testing of native and web-based mobile applications is critical but it doesn’t have to add a huge amount of time to the development process or require deep developer skills. Automated testing specifically designed for mobile apps is the key. It ensures any potential issues are identified early and can be rectified, minimizing the risk of failure that can cost time, money and reputation.”
Borland provides five top tips for non-developers delivering mobile apps today:
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.