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Wireless Developers in Canada and worldwide will be able to remotely test applications on handsets connected to Canadian networks in addition to U.S., U.K., and Israeli networks
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- (Marketwire) -- 10/01/09 -- Wavefront, the community-based commercialization centre for B.C.'s 1,000 wireless and new media development companies, and Perfecto Mobile, a leading provider of remote access and automated testing solutions for mobile devices, have jointly launched a service that will enable developers to remotely test their applications on Wavefront's library of mobile handsets connected to Canadian wireless networks.
"Testing applications on different handsets and via different carrier networks is an essential step before commercial deployment. Our partnership with Perfecto Mobile provides developers with a cost effective and quick solution for testing their applications before launch into the Canadian market," said James Maynard, President of Wavefront.
"We are pleased to partner with Wavefront to make Canadian handsets and networks available to the global community of mobile developers and content providers, and to offer B.C. developers access to the growing Perfecto Mobile network of remote devices," said Eran Yaniv, CEO of Perfecto Mobile.
Wavefront's testing lab is equipped with the specialized Perfecto Mobile system, enabling web access to Wavefront's handsets. The Perfecto Mobile system provides a secure web-based user-interface through which users from all over the world can test their applications using the handsets' full capabilities including the keys, touch-screen, and QWERTY keyboard as well as watch the handset's screen and listen to its audio.
Through its partnership with Wavefront, Perfecto Mobile adds Canada's carrier networks Bell, Telus and Rogers to a growing list of networks which includes already the major U.K., U.S. and Israeli operators.
Furthermore, by adding Wavefront's handset library to Perfecto Mobile's service, developers can now access various Canadian handset models, such as Apple iPhone, HTC Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson.
"In the past, application testing across handsets and carrier networks was not only time consuming, but very costly," said Igor Faletski, President of Mobify, a B.C. developer and member of the Wavefront community. "Perfecto Mobile's web-based interface raises the bar for remote device testing, providing an efficient, accessible service that's certain to be a big hit with the mobile developer community."
Wireless application developers are able to access the remote testing service from Wavefront's website at www.wavefrontac.com/perfectomobile, and a complimentary 10-hour trial service is available for new users.
Wavefront is the community-based commercialization center for B.C.'s 1,000 wireless and new media development companies generating more than $4 billion in annual revenue. Wavefront improves speed-to-market and delivery of mobile applications and devices by providing emerging companies with a suite of WaveGuide(TM) training, mobile industry advisory, incubation and testing services that facilitate commercial engagement with mobile network operators and enterprise companies around the world. For more information on Wavefront, visit www.wavefrontac.com.
Wavefront is a registered trademark of Wavefront Wireless Innovation Society of British Columbia.
About Perfecto Mobile
Perfecto Mobile (www.perfectomobile.com) is a global leading provider of remote access and automated testing solutions for mobile devices. The Perfecto Mobile's Handset Cloud service enables developers and testers located anywhere in the world to access, via the Internet, a comprehensive range of the latest mobile handsets. Users can use the Perfecto Mobile handsets to develop, test, deploy and monitor their mobile applications and services.
Perfecto Mobile also provides dedicated Private Handset Cloud systems for mobile operators, handset manufacturers, and independent software vendors. The Perfecto Mobile system provides a secure, online environment where users can access pre-and post-launch handsets for development, testing, and post-deployment service monitoring.
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