Opera and Perfecto Mobile partner to offer remote testing on real mobile devices

Opera developers will be able to remotely test their widgets on a variety of handheld devices

Opera Software and Perfecto Mobile, a leading provider of remote access and automated testing solutions for mobile devices, today announced a new partnership to offer mobile widget developers remote access to hundreds of real handsets, based on Perfecto Mobile’s Handset Cloud service.

Widget developers from around the world who download the Opera Widgets SDK will now receive seven free hours use of the Perfecto Mobile Handset Cloud service to test their widgets’ compatibility with a variety of mobile handsets operating in live mobile networks. Developers will also be able to remotely test their Web sites in Opera Mobile and Opera Mini on various handsets.

Perfecto Mobile’s service currently offers handsets in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France and Israel. In addition to enabling quick installation and testing, the service also enables developers to collaborate with each other, showcase their applications, and keep a record of their tests. The Perfecto Mobile service eliminates the need to invest in obtaining many mobile devices and will thus help developers cut expenses and shorten time-to-market.

“We are excited to cooperate with Perfecto Mobile in order to give developers a chance for real-life testing on nearly any mobile handset,” said Halvor Helgø, Vice President of New & Commercial, Opera Software. “Opera currently offers an emulator to developers, but Perfecto Mobile takes it one step further and provides real devices for remote testing. This means that developers will be able to certify their applications even faster, enabling them to achieve greater success in the mobile applications market.”

“Collaborating with a major player like Opera is very important to us,“ said Eran Yaniv, CEO at Perfecto Mobile. “With the Opera Widget Manager, it is now easier than ever to develop rich, innovative mobile applications. Our service, and our collaboration with Opera, will help reduce market barriers even further and will help Web developers from all over the world enter the mobile market more easily.”

The innovative testing solution will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress on February 15-18, 2010, in Barcelona, Spain.

Source: Opera

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