1. HeadSpin acquires performance testing company and launches new tools
3/13/2019 12:06:07 PM
HeadSpin acquires performance testing company and launches new tools
Mobile App Testing,App Performance Monitoring Tools
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HeadSpin acquires performance testing company and launches new tools



Richard Harris Richard Harris in Application Testing Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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Developers looking for new testing and application performance monitoring now have a new choice thanks to HeadSpin's acquisition of application performance testing company NimbleDroid.

In an email to ADM, HeadSpin said they have acquired application performance testing company NimbleDroid. Effective immediately, HeadSpin will integrate the NimbleDroid functional performance testing tools into its core platform and all employees will join HeadSpin including NimbleDroid co-founder and CEO Junfeng Yang, who has been named Chief Scientist of HeadSpin, and co-founder and CTO, Younghoon Jeon who has been named as a HeadSpin Fellow. Other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

HeadSpin and NimbleDroid together provide mobile developers with the industry’s most comprehensive platform for mobile app and site testing, performance management and user experience monitoring.  Increasingly, developers are under unprecedented pressure to deliver high-quality versions of their mobile apps every few weeks. Couple this with the growing complexities of user environments, device fragmentation, and different network characteristics, and it’s clear that developers need a new paradigm to help them do their jobs faster and better.

The HeadSpin platform leverages a global infrastructure of more than 22,000 SIM-enabled devices in 150 locations and proprietary AI-driven software to deliver world-class mobile testing, performance management, and user experience monitoring solution.

Recently, HeadSpin announced $20 million in Series B funding from notable investors including ICONIQ and Battery Ventures. Among HeadSpin’s enterprise customers are mobile app providers Tinder and DocuSign, several device OEMs including Dell, leading operating systems teams, telco carriers including Telstra and VZ, and content delivery network firms such as Akamai.

Mobile Performance Management

Also in the news for HeadSpin is their new Mobile Performance Management, a suite of tools that aims to give mobile teams detailed visibility into performance issues for mobile apps and sites. Now, these teams can better keep up with today’s increasingly challenging performance issues across complex mobile ecosystems.

Today, app developers are under unprecedented pressure to create and ensure exceptional mobile experiences. However, they are working with tools that do not provide them the detailed visibility they need into specific client-side, client-server and network problems.  Also, with the growing complexities of multiple user environments, device fragmentation and different operating system characteristics they need a solution that can anticipate app performance issues before the app is launched.

Mobile Performance Management leverages HeadSpin’s powerful global infrastructure of more than 22,000 SIM-enabled devices in more than 150 locations around the world and proprietary AI-driven software to delivery app and site performance insights with fine-grain detail.

With Mobile Performance Management, developers now can:

  • Identify the root causes of mobile app or website client-side, client-server and third party (network, SDK, API etc) issues
  • Leverage AI to prioritize root cause performance issues from largest to smallest time impact
  • Reproduce performance issues instantly and repeatedly using session video that correlates to user session traffic