Mobile Labs, a leading provider of enterprise-grade mobile testing solutions, recently partnered with ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (ABN AMRO), the third-largest bank in Netherlands, to deliver huge gains in mobile development efficiency and productivity.
A mobile banking leader, ABN AMRO has online and mobile banking portals for each of its ten private banking markets worldwide. To support its internationally dispersed team’s ability to easily test its mobile applications across a variety of devices and collaborate with other team members, ABN AMRO uses Mobile Labs’ deviceConnect’s private mobile device cloud, providing remote access to a shared bank of devices.
Additionally, since the ANB AMRO team relies on HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT) for test automation, they also implemented Mobile Labs Trust™. Trust is a certified add-on for HP’s QuickTest Professional®, designed and architected specifically for HP’s UFT. It has a single point of integration with UFT, allowing full, end-to-end testing from desktop and web to mobile and back.
“When we implemented Mobile Labs Trust, that’s when we realized the full benefit of the product,” said Sander Stevens, test manager at ABN AMRO. “We quickly learned we could reuse the same tools and techniques in UFT, including the same scripting language, to test mobile applications on real devices located in deviceConnect.”
ABN AMRO also uses Mobile Labs’ deviceBridge™, which serves as a “virtual USB cable” connecting real devices to a local laptop or server.
“deviceConnect provides an appealing option for banks as it provides ease of use while complying with rigorous data security restrictions,” said Don Addington, president and CEO of Mobile Labs. “Together with the deviceBridge extension, users such as ABN AMRO gain the ability for continuous application delivery, a necessity for today’s mobile first companies.”
Furthermore, Mobile Labs prides itself on strong customer service, which ABN AMRO has noted throughout their partnership.
“Nine months in, our team is quite happy with Mobile Labs and its solutions. The gains in efficiency, simplicity and collaboration have already paid off in dividends,” said Stevens. “And when a problem arises, I know I’ll be talking to a Mobile Labs support specialist within an hour of filing a ticket. All this leads to greater confidence in the quality of our releases.”
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