Google Buys Mobile testing Platform Appurify

Google announced that it has acquired San-Francisco-based app-testing firm, Appurify for an undisclosed amount, to keep it operating on Apple’s iOS system and Android platform. Post Acquisition, Appurify will join Google for streamlining app testing and supporting developers around the world.

Appurify was launched in 2012 by Co-Founders Jay Srinivasan, Rahul ‘RJ’ Jain, Pratyus Patnaik, Manish Lachwani, Jay Srinivasan and rahul jain. It is known for providing a platform for developers to test and debug their mobile apps along with live access to fully-configurable, iOS and Android devices in the cloud.

Earlier, the firm had raised two round of investment viz. USD 4.5 million in Series A and USD 1.8 million in Seed investment. It brings the total capital to date by the company is USD 6.3 million. The company is backed by 10 investors including Data Collective, radar Partners, Raymond Tonsing and others.

In a blog Post, Appurify said,” For our existing customers, Appurify’s tools for mobile developers will continue to be available for the time being. Longer term, we look forward to working closely with our new colleagues to incorporate our tools into Google’s developer platform.”

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Tech Crunch says: Appurify gives Google an in-house testing service it can point developers to. The service will slot in amongst a variety of Google development tools like Android Studio and Google Cloud Messaging.

Google Play manager Ellie Powers came out on stage to announce the acquisition. She explained that “You’ve told us that testing can be painful and we want it to be easy…Appurify is leading the way in replicating how you app performs in the real world and we’re excited to help them further scale and bring their expertise to your app development process.”

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Along with testing across devices, Appurify can also make sure apps run all over the world, even on shotty connections in emerging markets. Powers explained “Appurify’s service can simulate a specific mobile network, and can even simulate what happens if the connection is weak or drops out completely.” This feature makes Appurify like an open, software version of Facebook, Ericsson, and Internet.org’s physical “Innovation Lab” for testing across weak international networks.

With Google’s help, Appurify could make Android’s ‘toxic hellstew’ easier for developers to swallow.

More from Appurify’s Blog Post: We’re thrilled to announce that we’re joining Google!

We know first-hand the pain of manual mobile app testing. Since we founded Appurify in 2012, we’ve been committed to helping mobile teams build better apps, launch faster and improve their app store reviews.

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