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Apkudo Announces Public Availability of Free App Compatibility Analysis Platform "Apkudo for Developers"

Lets Developers Run Their Apps on Every Available Android Device Before They Launch

BALTIMORE, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/13 -- Apkudo, an Android user experience innovation company, today announced the public availability of the Apkudo for Developers platform. Now out of private beta, Apkudo for Developers reduces launch anxiety by allowing developers to run their pre-launch apps on every available Android device in the Apkudo portfolio, providing detailed reports on which device models, Android versions, and manufacturers their app passed or failed on -- and also what kind of failures they can expect. A free service, Apkudo gives Android application developers the confidence of knowing whether or not their app will work on a given device, assuring they can give the best possible user experience to consumers.

"Android implementations diverge in hardware, look and feel, behavior, APIs and other aspects, and developers have found their apps work on some Android devices but not on others. With hundreds of Android-based devices on the market, and new devices released every month, app launches are daunting and the risk of unexpected failures is high," said Josh Matthews, Apkudo CEO and co-founder. "The message we've heard from developers is that they're anxious before an app launch. Our goal is to tackle that launch anxiety by giving them the confidence and the tools to have a successful launch."

Apkudo for Developers works by running Android apps on every available Android device in the Apkudo portfolio, which currently stands at over 260 devices and growing every week. Developers simply upload their app, which is then installed, executed and exercised in an automated fashion on real Android devices. Developers receive analysis reports detailing execution and performance results, including failure type, failure tracebacks, and full system logs, across the whole Apkudo portfolio. Apkudo is currently offering analysis on its phone portfolio and will open access to its tablet portfolio in Q2 2013.

Apkudo for Developers is a free service supplementing the Apkudo Approved program. Apkudo Approved helps mobile operators and device manufacturers create better Android devices by characterizing and analyzing their expected user experience, in part with aggregate data from pre-launch apps submitted through Apkudo for Developers.

About Apkudo for Developers
Apkudo for Developers helps Android application developers release with confidence by installing, executing and exercising Android applications on every Android device in the Apkudo portfolio.

Apkudo benefits the Android ecosystem across multiple axes: the broad developer community enjoys free access to Apkudo for Developers; mobile operators and device manufacturers receive aggregate application trend data on pre-launch applications submitted through Apkudo for Developers.

About Apkudo
Apkudo helps mobile operators and device manufacturers launch successful Android devices. An Android user experience innovation company, Apkudo is pioneering analysis technologies that deeply and holistically characterize and compare the user experience, taking devices from bad to good, and good to great. Starting early in the device approvals process and continuing throughout friendly user trials, the Apkudo Approved data-informed approach speeds time to market, ensures issues are alleviated early, and significantly reduces device return associated costs. The end result is a device that exceeds consumer expectations.

Apkudo is headquartered in Baltimore, MD. The Apkudo team includes deep research expertise with the Android operating system including optimization, usability and performance testing, and is focused on helping the ecosystem deliver the best possible user experience to Android device owners. Learn more at http://www.apkudo.com and email [email protected] for additional information.

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Apkudo
http://www.apkudo.com
Apkudo for Developers
http://www.apkudo.com/developers.html

Apkudo is a trademark of Apkudo LLC. All other trademarks and brands are the presumed property of their owners.

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