Appvance Extends AI Test Generation to Native Mobile Apps
September 24, 2019

Appvance announced the launch of AI test generation for native mobile applications including iOS and Android, native, hybrid, REACT and Webview.

Appvance has deployed machine learning technology that can "blueprint" an application, re-learn on its own each time the build changes, and autonomously generate comprehensive smoke, regression, performance and security tests.

Appvance's AI automatically adapts these scripts when the build changes eliminating the need for test script maintenance. Far beyond simple "bots", the technology is smart and can navigate the most complex business applications, even with mixed libraries. Native Mobile AI test generation is now part of the Appvance IQ (AIQ) platform that generates and maintains scripts 100,000 times faster than scripting by humans.

"Forty percent of a developer's time is squandered in testing, and at Appvance, we have been working for years to reduce that effort by 90%," said Appvance CTO Kevin Surace. "It's painful work for developers and QA people alike. We invented Level-5 autonomy for web and now bring the most experienced team and technology to mobile, to cut that process from days or weeks to minutes, all while finding more critical bugs. We have been trialing this technology with clients for over a year. Our formal entry into the mobile test space is a game-changer for every mobile developer."

Appvance's issued patents detail innovations that automatically generate valid test scripts without requiring information about a system and its users. Leveraging 19 machine learning models, AIQ can generate thousands of user stories by itself, mimicking human actions, then validating that the UX indeed acted as it was expected.

Modeled after the driverless vehicle levels defined by SAE (Society of Automobile Engineers), the software QA industry has adopted similar metrics for QA automation levels. Each increasing level also increases QA team productivity and helps organizations accelerate DevOps with improved quality and reduced cost. Level-5 is defined as self-generating tests which are able to validate complex actions or data or elements autonomously at or above human capabilities. Appvance has attained this level, and offers level-5 autonomy for web and mobile apps.

AIQ offers the following general capabilities:

- AI generated data-driven scripts in under an hour

- Advanced validations which can compare expected values with actual results

- Functional, regression, performance, load and security testing

- UX and API issues fully discovered without coding

- Test new features in a build as well as existing features, autonomously

- Rock-solid CI/CD integration for continuous testing

- Incredible detailed bug reporting

- Cloud based devices and emulators for instantaneous testing

- No user-trackers are required to be added to your apps, unlike other vendors

- Available as cloud (SaaS) or on-prem deployment.

AIQ is available to enterprise-class customers through an exclusive engagement process.

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