SOASTA Introduces TouchTest Private Device Cloud

The Leading Test Platform for Mobile, Web and IOT Developers has Added Private Device Clouds to its Award-Winning Functional Test Automation Solution

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. April 15, 2014SOASTA, the leader in cloud and mobile testing, today announced the company has expanded its award-winning mobile functional test automation solution, TouchTest, to include local test labs of Apple iOS and Google Android smart phones and tablets. The TouchTest Private Device Cloud is a simple to manage, affordable internal cloud for mobile application testing. It provides a comprehensive platform to manage and control mobile application testing assets.  With TouchTest Private Device Clouds, mobile development and testing teams can now remotely manage devices, apps and tester activity. (more…)

March Madness is Mobile Madness: 51% of March Madness Fans Plan to Follow the Tournament at Work Using Mobile Apps

However over 1 in 4 March Madness Fans fear that problems with websites and mobile sites will prevent them from enjoying the tournament on their devices

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 18, 2014SOASTA, the leader in cloud and mobile testing, today announced the results of its March Madness Second Screen Survey. As the industry leaders in cloud testing for mobile and web apps, SOASTA commissioned Harris Poll to conduct the study online among 2,040 US adults ages 18 and older to highlight the importance of websites and mobile app performance during the NCAA Division I college basketball tournament, often described as the Super Bowl of college sports.  In fact, SOASTA discovered that 26 percent of smartphone/tablet owners who follow March Madness fear that problems with websites and/or mobile sites will prevent them from enjoying March Madness – with those 18-34 years old (38 percent) more likely to be concerned about web and mobile sites not working for the basketball tournament than those ages 35 and up (19 percent). (more…)

SOASTA CEO to Present at Leading Financial Conferences in March

30-Year Tech Veteran Tom Lounibos speaking at Pacific Crest Annual Technology Summit (ETS), OASIS: Montgomery Summit, and ROTH Conference

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 5, 2014 – SOASTA®the leader in cloud and mobile testing, today announced that its co-founder and CEO, Tom Lounibos, has been selected to present at the Pacific Crest 9th Annual Emerging Technology Summit, OASIS: The Montgomery Summit, and the 26th Annual ROTH Conference.

With over 30 years of experience building early stage software companies, including two successful IPOs, Tom Lounibos is a leading authority on cutting-edge technology trends with high-growth potential for investment opportunities. As CEO of SOASTA, Lounibos is an expert in cloud application development, an advocate of quality experiences, and is always one step ahead of where the market is heading.

Lounibos will share his market insights and the company’s business strategy at the following conferences: (more…)

SOASTA mPulse Reveals New User Mobile Web Browsing Data, Highlighting iOS Users as the Most Valuable to Marketers

Despite Google Android devices gaining in sales, Apple iOS is still the king of mobile Web operating systems with Safari the leading mobile browser

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA February 25, 2014SOASTA, the leader in cloud and mobile testing, today released new mobile Web page load time data aggregated by mPulse, SOASTA’s award winning Real User Monitoring (RUM) solution. Results show that iOS is still the most widely used mobile operating system for Web browsing and Safari the most popular mobile browser.

In total, SOASTA analysts released 2,673,573 hours worth of data—the equivalent of 305 years of time users spent waiting on load pages in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The data shows that iOS is the most widely used mobile Web browsing operating system in all five regions, but most prevalent in the United Kingdom, at 69% and least in Germany at 58%. The overwhelming majority of iOS page loads, from 95% to 97% depending on the region, were made using Safari, the default iOS browser, vs. Chrome Mobile iOS, the leading third party iOS browser. France and Spain, at just five percent of pages loaded, were the top users of Chrome Mobile iOS.

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SOASTA Continues European Expansion

Cloud and mobile testing leader appoints Tim Bisley as VP of EMEA to drive growth; Expands Global Test Cloud platform with new locations in Russia, Belgium, and Germany

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain & London, UK, February 25, 2014SOASTA, the leader in cloud and mobile testing, is continuing its growth and expansion into the EMEA region, today announcing new locations of its Global Test Cloud platform in Russia, Belgium, and Germany amid strong customer adoption in those areas. Tim Bisley has been appointed VP and managing director of EMEA, effective immediately. Based out of the company’s new offices in Central London, Bisley will oversee the continued growth and expansion of SOASTA in the EMEA region.

Bisley’s appointment follows a strong year for SOASTA that saw new significant customer wins, particularly in retail and media. It also reflects the huge demand that exists in Europe, particularly in Germany, Austria, the Benelux and Nordic regions, for cloud-based testing technology. The expansion of the company’s Global Test Cloud, with new locations in Belgium, Russia and Germany, enables SOASTA customers to realistically simulate mobile and web traffic from over 60 locations worldwide.

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SOASTA Olympics Survey: 34% of Smartphone/Tablet Owners Plan to Use Mobile Apps While Watching the Sochi Winter Olympics

Second Screen Viewing Experience Gains Traction at Sochi Winter Olympics

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., February 6, 2014SOASTA, the leader in cloud and mobile testing, today announced the results of the Sochi Olympics Second Screen Survey, which shows that 34% of smartphone/tablet owners plan to use apps while watching the Sochi Winter Olympics.

As the industry leaders in cloud testing for mobile apps, SOASTA commissioned the study to raise awareness around app user behavior ahead of one of the world’s largest sporting events.The survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of SOASTA from January 14-16, 2014 among 2,035 adults ages 18 and older, among which 1,289 are smartphone/tablet owners. (more…)

SOASTA Predicts App Explosion during the Super Bowl

1 in 4 smartphone/tablet owners to hit social networks during the Super Bowl;

Dating apps most popular among millennial men

 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., January 28, 2014SOASTA, the leader in cloud and mobile testing, today announced the results of its Super Bowl Second Screen survey, which shows that 41% of smartphone and tablet owners plan on using mobile apps while watching this year’s Super Bowl. Of smartphone/tablet owners, 56% of millennial women (ages 18-34) said they expected to use apps to multi-task on their smartphones and tablets while watching the big game, while men 18-34 (15%) and women 55-64 (6%) are more likely to use dating apps like Tinder and OK Cupid.

SOASTA commissioned the Super Bowl Second Screen Study to raise awareness around the peak traffic and high download rates expected during the U.S.’s most watched sporting event of the year. This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of SOASTA in January 2014 among 2,035 adults ages 18 and older, of which 1,289 are smartphone/tablet owners.

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SOASTA CEO Tom Lounibos Presenting at Needham Growth Conference

 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., January 15, 2014 – SOASTA®, the leader in cloud and mobile testing, today announced that co-founder and CEO, Tom Lounibos, has been selected to present at the 16th Annual Needham Growth Conference (NGC). The NGC gives institutional investors, private equity firms and venture capitalists access to 350 growth companies from a broad range of industries.

SOASTA currently provides cloud and mobile testing for 14 of the top 25 retailers. In January 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued SOASTA the first-ever patent for Cross-Cloud Grid Provisioning. Since the company was founded in 2008, SOASTA has been recognized for innovation by several industry and analyst awards.  Clients include Microsoft, Intuit, and NASA.

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