Developer-Friendly App Testing and Monitoring Tools Hit the Market
As mobile devices become an increasingly important part of consumers lives, so too have the apps that take up so much of their time.
Apps have the ability to make developers a lot of money (just ask Snapchat) but in order to do so they must be finely tuned and rigorously tested.
Xamarin, a software development company, has used its company’s global developer conference, Xamarin Evolve 2014, to announce expansions to its product lineup and, perhaps more importantly, two new features to help developers test and monitor their apps.
Xamarin’ latest monitoring feature, dubbed Xamarin Insights, allows developers to track crashes and exceptions to help improve the performance of their apps as well as help developers understand how users are interacting with their app. This new feature aims to quell user frustration with consistent errors and bugs by endowing developers with detailed real-time error reporting.
The second new feature that Xamarin announced, titled Xamarin Test Cloud, enables developers to quickly test apps written in any language on over 1,000 mobile devices with the goal of finding bugs and errors before apps are available to the public.
“As mobility continues to pervade our work and personal lives, developers are under more pressure than ever to build high quality apps quickly,” said Nat Friedman, CEO and cofounder, Xamarin. “Because mobile is so strategic to business growth and competitive advantage, developers are holding their company’s future in their code. Xamarin will be with them at every step of the mobile app lifecycle, making things faster and easier so that they can focus on delivering great apps.”