Over the last decade, the mobile applications ecosystem has witnessed tremendous growth and has now become a necessity to many businesses. However, despite all the technical advancements in the field, enterprises are still struggling to come up with a comprehensive mobile application test strategy that can enhance the app quality, reduce costs, and can be quickly delivered. But, companies are facing several challenges that have now become worrisome as they are having a negative impact on the business. Problems such as real-life field testing, the requirement for real devices at a different stage of mobile app development lifecycle, data security, continuous testing for faster deliveries or releases, and optimization of test infrastructure for geographically dispersed teams. Today, a new technology has surfaced and many believe that it could be the answer for all their mobile app testing problems—Mobile Device Cloud (MDC).
According to a pCloudy – Hexaware report, MDC has the potential to help companies overcome hurdles such as demand of quick deliveries, increase in device fragmentation, increasing number of mobile network operators, and the vast diversity in mobile platforms and operating systems. The report highlights the MDC is the only right solution that can be used across various sectors for continuous integration and delivery as it allows developers to integrate changes to an app at all stages. A cloud mobile lab infrastructure can allow testing on real devices while being able to collaborate with teams during development. As it is cost effective and fulfills the need for continuous developments, experts believe that it is the only solutions that can serve as an all-in-one technology for mobile teams.