DeviceAnywhere, Shunra bring virtual network conditions to app testing

Keynote Systems' DeviceAnywhere subsidiary is teaming with network virtualization and application performance engineering firm Shunra Software to enable developers to test their mobile apps and websites on remotely accessible devices mirroring real-world mobile network conditions.

Keynote DeviceAnywhere and Shunra users can leverage virtualized 2.5G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks promising to precisely emulate real-world bandwidth, latency, jitter and packet loss conditions, testing their app performance and stability across a series of simulated network scenarios and locations. The partnership combines Keynote DeviceAnywhere's Test Center Enterprise remote solution with Shunra's NetworkCatcher and PerformanceSuite--the former captures mobile network conditions, while the latter virtualizes those conditions in the test environment to enable app performance analysis.  

Shunra supplies app emulation and analysis solutions spanning WAN, web, mobile and cloud networks. Its customers include Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Verizon (NYSE:VZ), AT&T (NYSE:T), Intel and Oracle.

Cloud monitoring and testing firm Keynote acquired the DeviceAnywhere mobile website and applications trial platform for $60 million in October 2011. DeviceAnywhere offers cloud-based products and services enabling developers and content providers to test and monitor the functionality, usability, performance and availability of any mobile effort, including native apps, HTML5 solutions and multimedia services. The firm touts 24/7 remote online access to smartphones and tablets running iOS, Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android, Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone and Research in Motion's (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry operating systems.

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