Founded in 2007 by Doron Reuveni and Roy Solomon, uTest - the world's largest provider of in-the-wild testing for mobile, web and desktop apps - is a privately held corporation based in Southborough, Massachusetts. Here's a quick look at some key moments in uTest's brief company history:
January 2013: uTest announces its forward-looking innovation arm, uTest Labs, and the latter's latest release Applause. Applause is a mobile app analytics product that crawls more than 55 million reviews from the Apple and Google Play app stores to measure app quality and user satisfaction. Applause provides an easy-to-consume 0-100 score and actionable feedback around across ten key attributes. Upon release, Applause is hailed by top analysts from Gartner, Forrester and IDC for filling a blind spot for companies looking to improve the next versions of their apps, and receives positive worldwide media coverage.
August 2012: uTest acquired mobile tools company Apphance from its parent company, Polidea in seven-figure deal. The result is uTest Apphance, a tool that makes it simple to distribute new versions of apps to uTest's community of professional testers, enabling mobile developers to see how their apps work on actual mobile devices across carriers and locations. The acquistion extends uTest's position as an all-in-one mobile testing sollution. One week after acquiring Apphance, uTest is named #16 on the 2012 INC 500 list.
May 2012: uTest launches AppGrader for Android, a free automated testing tool that shows developers how well their app functions under real-world conditions on popular Android devices in the US.
September 2011: uTest launched www.InTheWildTesting.com. The web site – and associated social media channels, including a Twitter profile @inthewildtest – are intended to educate forward-thinking technology leaders about the necessity, benefits and real use cases of in-the-wild testing.
August 2011: uTest announces that it is expanding to offer security and localization testing services. This move creates the first end-to-end suite of testing services for web, desktop or mobile applications. uTest’s services – which previously included functional, usability and load testing – now offer a single source for companies’ testing needs across the entire software development lifecycle.
June 2011: uTest wins the Stevie® Awards’ top honor as “Most Innovative Small Company of the Year” at the 9th Annual American Business Awards Banquet in New York City. In addition, uTest Express—a service aimed at giving startups affordable access to the company’s crowdsourced professional testing service for web and mobile apps—was named a Finalist for “Best New Product of the Year.”
May 2011: uTest was recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of Massachusetts’ Best Places to Work for the second year in a row.
April 2011: uTest announces that it is partnering with Mozilla to jointly develop an inexpensive and easy-to-use test case management system. Leveraging the combined expertise of uTest and Mozilla, the new system will enable companies to easily create, manage and execute their test case libraries. The offering will be launched later this year.
April 2011: uTest announced the launch of QAdate.com, a free matchmaking site designed specifically to match software testers…with other software testers. (April Fool's).
January 2011: uTest launches its first iPhone and iPad apps to provide its customers and testers with the ability to access their software testing projects on-the-go.