By @SimonCocking. Great interview with Hannes Lenke from TestObject.

Describe the company – the elevator pitch …

TestObject is a leading mobile app testing provider, offering comprehensive testing infrastructure. Our proprietary technology, supported by top open source frameworks, allows app developers and QA teams to shorten their product release cycles through sustainable testing environment. We specialize in crafted solutions and support enterprises through automated and manual mobile testing on private and non private clouds of real testing devices.

How are you different?

Many mobile app testing tools are just an extension of software testing tools, favoring manual testing and not being specific enough for mobile devices. TestObject was created specifically for mobile app testing, integrating from the very beginning both automated and manual testing as well as a basic QA testing tool ready for use, giving TestObject’s customers an all-in-one easy to use testing solution for mobile apps. TestObject platform has a fresh and intuitive UI with the essentials for powerful testing, made by developers for developers and QA with a hint of very nice, crisp and modern design. Lastly, compared to other options in the market we deliver a high quality service for a very reasonable price.

Why will the company / product do well?

The complexity of mobile testing is something that cannot be overlooked, with that huge mobile device fragmentation, operating systems testing manually on few devices in-house just isn’t enough. More and more companies are adapting agile development approach and need automated testing supports that. What it means in practice? Before, testers had to wait for developers to finish writing the code in its entirety before the code can move on to the testers. With a more agile methods dev teams and QA teams can work at the same time. As soon as developers write a piece of code, fix a feature or add a feature, the testers can run the tests to check if everything is still working and that the new parts are working properly as well. This is where TestObject comes in, we provide all the necessary testing infrastructure to make mobile testing easy.

Where are you based?

Berlin

When was the company launched?

2011

What have been your biggest wins to date?

Each startup, throughout its life, has at least one major problem, ours was 1,5 ago when TestObject contained of 4 people and was struggling to make ends meet. Then our guys sat together worked out a concept of a product that is a better market fit and restructured sales approach. The revenue bounced up incredibly, more people came on board and now we are growing faster than ever. We’ve developed a strong product that performs great against the competition, winning over large enterprises.

What type of people (market segment) are you trying to attract to your product?

Our product is for people who understand the challenges of mobile development and want to face them in the best possible way. We believe that through automated testing and agile development processes, companies can release better products faster. At TestObject we are trying to reach out to people who share this belief.

Tell us about your team?

Currently our team contains of 14 young passionate professionals. We are really happy to have 6 different nationalities that create an amazing international mix of cultures in our office and we are not only colleagues but also friends. Constantly on the pursuit for the new talents to join us!

What are your long term plans for your product / company?

Our goal at TestObject is to make mobile testing easy and effective, without a need to spend days on tasks that can be done automatically. First step towards that goal was the development of automated testing on our platform. The next step is to develop tools that will help people generate automated tests from scratch, without knowing how to code!

What are your favourite tech gadgets?

We are taking a full advantage of Slack, it’s something that makes our lives much, much easier. We’ve limited emails to maybe 1 email a week!

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

We recently hosted a webinar about mobile test automation that is a great introduction for anyone that wants to start with mobile testing. The recording of the webinar is available to watch here.

How do people get in touch with you?

Visit our website www.testobject.com or if you have any questons reach out to us directly on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin


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