US-based Smart Software Testing Solutions Inc., an automated product testing solutions startup, on Tuesday said it had acquired technology solutions of cloud-based smart mobile testing platform pCloudy.com in a bid to create intelligent testing platforms for apps in the mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) space.
pCloudy which was founded in 2012, offers a plug and play app testing platform catering to mobile businesses, e-commerce companies and large enterprises. As part of the acquisition, few of the employees of the company will be absorbed by Smart Software.
The value of the deal was not specified.
By providing an analytics driven platform for manual and automated testing of apps on hundreds of real devices, pCloudy is addressing one of the biggest pain areas—device fragmentation—faced by mobile startups and big players alike, the company said in a statement.
pCloudy and another solution offered by the company, OpKey, focus on streamlining and improving the software development lifecycle by employing manual and automated testing. While OpKey provides the automation capability of web and mobile apps, pCloudy targets the full testing lifecycle of mobile application software space.
Smart Software was founded in 2015 by by Pankaj Goel, Lalit Jain and Avinash Tiwari who worked as software testing experts at companies such as Oracle, Adobe, HCL Technologies and Wipro. In line with this acquisition, the company also announced a $1 million pre-Series A round of fund raising from Your Nest Angel Fund.
Besides the acquisition, the money will be used for overall product expansion.
“We see enormous growth potential in the app testing space of the mobile ecosystem that is driven by the spurt of smart phone usage, across the world. pCloudy is an intelligent platform that aims to empower the mobile app development and test teams with automated testing on cloud, saving time and cost significantly,” said Girish Shivani, co-founder, Your Nest Angel Fund.
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