Mobile Testing Platform Kobiton acquires Mobile Labs

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 08:57

Engineers at Kobiton’s Viet Nam office. — Photo courtesy of KMS Technology

Mobile Testing Platform Kobiton said it has acquired US mobile testing company Mobile Labs.

The combined platform would allow developers and QA teams to deliver apps faster and with higher quality by leveraging artificial intelligence across real-devices spanning cloud and on-premises deployments, it said in a release.

To finance the acquisition, Kobiton raised a US$14 million extension from its existing investor, BIP Capital, and a new investor, Fulcrum Equity Partners.

Kevin Lee, its CEO, said, “Mobile Labs perfectly helps Kobiton deliver on our vision of what a mobile experience platform should be.

“Leveraging our flexible deployment model along with our leading AI testing technology and Mobile Labs’ industry-leading on-premises device deployment leads to the most comprehensive mobile testing solution in the market today.”

Dan McFall, CEO of Mobile Labs, said, “We saw a huge opportunity to improve the testing experience for our customers even further, especially with the maturity of AI and machine learning.

“The combined Mobile Labs and Kobiton platform will deliver on that vision on-premises, in the cloud or as a hybrid solution for the most demanding organisations in the world.”

Hà Ngọc Vĩnh Du, managing director of Kobiton in Việt Nam, said: “The acquisition of Mobile Labs is a positive signal for the Vietnamese technology market, the mobile testing market in particular. Leveraging AI technology to develop a powerful mobile testing platform is giving Kobiton a huge position.

“This is an opportunity and also an affirmation of Vietnamese engineers’ talent in the global technology community.”

Kobiton was incubated and developed by KMS Technology with a team of 50 engineers and specialists currently based in Việt Nam.

Used by over 60,000 developers and testers world-wide, it is transforming the way companies deliver mobile apps through innovative applications of artificial intelligence, real-device testing and the industry’s first and only mobile scriptless automation solution. — VNS

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