New Index from Perfecto provides intel for building our testing plans

Application Testing
Posted 10/11/2016 12:08:54 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

New Index from Perfecto provides intel for building our testing plans
A new index released from Perfecto Mobile provides critical intel for developers building testing plans. It's a tell-all index that maps out exactly what developers need to be testing for in certain markets - popular apps that users will likely be running, what OS's are being used on different devices, etc.

This is the first time that App Annie rankings have been included providing another layer of insight that's putting developers ahead of the curve.

A few key findings from the report include:

- YouTube has the most consistent MAU rank for Media and Entertainment apps across all geographies

- Amazon and Amazon Shopping are the most commonly used shopping apps across the US, UK, Canada & Germany, with Brazil and Australia

- Facebook and Facebook Messenger are the most popular Social apps in the US and Canada

- App users in Brazil are likely to use different smartphones than in China, the DACH region or the US
There are have been more than 50 major device releases to the market this year and 22 OS updates

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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