Back in 2007, when uTest was just getting off the ground, we began to think that there had to be a better way for companies to develop, test and launch mobile applications. We saw firsthand how difficult it was to ensure that a mobile app worked as intended across multiple devices, operating systems, carriers and other real-world conditions. So we got down to business, and by 2009, we had launched our unique mobile app testing solution.
Fast forward to this week. After helping thousands of companies from around the world launch higher quality mobile apps, uTest was named a Global Mobile Awards finalist at Mobile World Congress. It’s basically the Oscars of mobile, but with slightly less singing and dancing. The recognition as a finalist for the Best Enterprise Mobile Service award – which puts uTest in a class with AirWatch, Antenna Software, MobileIron, Nuance and others – is yet another proof point on the effectiveness of in-the-wild testing, especially in the realm of mobile app development.
Our impact was certainly not lost on the judges here at MWC. Here was their criteria for the award:
The Best Enterprise Mobile Service award will be presented to the organisation judged to have introduced the most innovative mobile tools to help corporations or enterprise users to work smarter and “do business better” on the move. This award seeks to recognise innovators and market driving operators, vendors and app developers that deliver best in class products and solutions to the enterprise, from cloud services for accounting, sales, HR, logistics, communications, to outsourcing or point of sale applications, for example.
A round of applause to the folks at MobileIron who took home the award. We felt honored for the nomination and consider it a testament to our success. Just as the mobile ecosystem continues to grow and mature, so too will our mobile testing services. In other words, we’re just getting started.
Congratulations to all the Global Mobile Award winners and finalists who gathered at the Mobile World Congress. We’ll see you next year!
(This post originally appeared on the uTest Blog)