The Silicon Review
“Bringing order to the chaos with enterprise-grade mobility tools .”
Mobile Labs grew out of a project at a major retailer to help automate regression testing of an employee- facing mobile application. This initial project formed the basis for Mobile Labs Trust™, a certified add-on for HP’s UFT automation solution. During engagements to aid initial customers with their automation strategies, it became apparent that test device management and device access was a major challenge for achieving not only automation goals, but just general mobile development and testing goals. This led to the launch of deviceConnect™, a private mobile device cloud, in 2013. Since then, deviceConnect has become Mobile Labs’ flagship product and has led to Mobile Labs becoming the market leader in private device cloud deployments for the Enterprise. With a focus on security, agility and affordability, Mobile Labs delivers solutions to help the enterprise deploy quality mobile digital experiences for Android and iOS while also managing mobile devices and access in a private, secure cloud.
Mobile Labs is the market leader in private device clouds deployment for the Enterprise. Its single largest vertical is in the financial services sector with some of the largest banks in the world as customers. In just 4.5 years, Mobile Labs has become a top player in the mobile cloud domain by focusing on solving the very real, and very large, problems of the traditional enterprise in a way that doesn’t sacrifice security demands or operational efficiency.
Mobile Application Tools For Quality Digital Experiences
While deviceConnect’s support for Appium and UFT fulfill its critical mobile testing mission, open-platform support for a rapidly expanding list of mobility tools now includes developer tools such as Xcode and Android Studio, DevOps and continuous integration tools like Jenkins, and the leading mobile app test automation tools including Appium (Selenium), Tricentis, SOASTA, Experitest’sSeeTest, Calabash, HP’s UFT, IBM’s Rational, and most other mobile engineering tools that ordinarily use USB-attached devices.
Testing is critical in our increasingly mobile world and mobile application testing tools are required in order to deliver quality cross-platform mobile apps that perform at every turn. We all have very high expectations of how well our mobile devices and apps work whether we are accessing a mobile app or a website via a mobile browser. If app quality is low, the app may load slowly, functionality may be poor and performance may be unpredictable. When apps don’t function well for the user, app adoption rates plummet. The use of mobile application testing tools is the only way to ensure that apps function as we hope on the multiple platforms that mobility must support and in the face of rapidly changing app function and frequent mobile OS updates.
The deviceConnect Technology: Mobile Labs provides deviceConnect, a patented technology for turning individual mobile devices into highly available infrastructure via a mobile cloud deployment. This allows organizations to greatly decrease the cost associated with procuring mobile devices for developers and testers, the operational expense associated with the inefficient use of employees and partners who require devices in hand, and to realize the organizational acceleration of re-introducing DevOps to mobile projects.
The client spectrum
Mobile Labs works in a variety of business sectors, but its largest vertical by far has been in Financial Services worldwide. Mobile Labs is fortunate enough to count amongst its clients, one of the largest telecommunications companies and several of the largest banks in the United States, the nation’s largest investment house, several top 5 insurance companies, large media brands, and several retail chains. Almost all of Mobile Labs’ customers reside in the Fortune 500.
Present and future Focus Areas
The present and future focus for the company is on continuing to make certain that customers are able to keep up with the market demands for their businesses to go digita, completing their digital transformationsl. That means continuing to solidify existing product set with enhancements necessary to support a wide variety of strategies while also looking to ways to make mobile development, DevOps, and testing “easy”.
Meet the Master
Dan McFall, President: Dan McFall has over 19 years of professional and executive experience in the B2B technology sector. He is currently President of Atlanta-based Mobile Labs, a leading provider of mobile testing and secure test device management solutions. Dan is a seasoned, knowledgeable executive with extensive experience spanning mobility, testing, Agile software development and technical support. He has worked with global organizations to improve their development and QA processes around mobile device and application testing. A prolific speaker, Dan addresses a broad range of topics including mobility, agile methodology, software development, and mobile testing at conferences and technology associations around the globe. Dan is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and an active member and supporter of the Technology Association of Georgia.