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iOS 6. If it’s available, SOASTA supports it!

In the next week or so, estimates suggest that as many as 10 million of us will be upgrading to the iPhone 5. Its sleek design and larger screen, combined with the feature-rich release of iOS 6, has most mobile developers dreaming up all kinds of new ways to incorporate this new functionality into their own apps. The challenge is to make sure that whatever functionality they add works the way it’s supposed to. And this is not as easy as it may seem when the only way — up till now — to test these new iOS 6 features was to jailbreak the device.

That all changes today as SOASTA’s  TouchTest technology offers full support for functional testing all mobile applications built using Apple’s new iOS 6 operating system.

With a truckload of new features such as mapping technologies, integrated sharing with Facebook, and exciting gestures and voice integration, iOS developers can start testing today to ensure their apps are rock star ready.

Since SOASTA works inside of the application and does not need the phone to be tethered or jailbroken, developers will be able to test their apps on the iPhone 5 immediately.

Apple’s Phil Schiller calls the iPhone 5 “the most beautiful device we’ve ever made.” SOASTA wants to ensure that each and every mobile app runs beautifully on it, too.

Tom Lounibos

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Tom Lounibos

As CEO of SOASTA, Tom brings more than 30 years of experience building early stage software companies, leading two companies to successful IPOs. Tom is a regular speaker at both cloud and testing events, and has become a leading advocate in using the cloud to empower individuals and accelerate changes in how applications are built, tested and deployed. Most recently, Tom served as President and CEO of Kenamea. Prior to Kenamea, he was CEO of Dorado Corp., a financial services software provider. Previous to Dorado, he was EVP of Sagent Technology through its 1999 IPO, entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosspoint Venture Partners, and held executive positions at Digitalk Corp., Knowledgeware (KWI) and Encore Financial Services. Tom also serves on several boards in the Silicon Valley.