Mobile Labs Receives Patent for Mobile Device Cloud

November 1st, 2016
Mobility Law & Compliance

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November 1, 2016

Mobile Labs has been awarded a third patent relating to the deviceConnect mobile device cloud. The new patent joins two others the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Mobile Labs in the past year.

These patents recognize our development team’s leading innovations in accurate and high-performance mobile app and device test automation tools, platforms, and management, said Don Addington, President and CEO of Mobile Labs. We are pleased the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has recognized their achievements. The Mobile Labs patent applications were managed by the Atlanta law firm of Morris, Manning and Martin, LLP.

The three patents, Nos. 9,430,364, 9,195,574, and 9,189,378, recognize many of deviceConnect’s methods, systems, and physical structures for mobile app testing and device management in various forms. All three patents are titled, Systems, methods, and apparatuses for testing mobile device applications. Inventors named include Michael Ryan, CTO, Mackenzie Straight, Chief Architect, and Stephen Orlando, Director of Product Management.

Among other aspects, the patents describe mobile device cloud hardware topology, including mobile application testing system concepts, an architecture supporting users, servers, and mobile devices, physical enclosures, and specifics of the mobile app testing process. Device cloud management is described, including management servers, automation test requests, platform-agnostic app testing commands, and translating a common, agnostic set of objects to platform-specific objects (e. g. iOS, Android). Also described is Mobile Labs’ deviceAgent software that manages app testing on mobile devices.

Mobile Labs also announces that it has filed a provisional patent application for technology imbedded in its deviceBridge add-on to deviceConnect. deviceBridge makes it possible to use cloud-based mobile devices with development, support, and testing tools that ordinarily use smartphones or tablets physically cabled to an engineer’s workstation. For example, developers using Apple’s Xcode can transparently choose between devices attached to the workstation and remote devices in the cloud for developing, checkout, and debugging.

deviceConnect’s rapidly expanding list of supported frameworks now includes developer tools such as Xcode and Android Developer Studio, DevOps and continuous integration tools like Jenkins, and the leading mobile app test automation tools including Appium (Selenium), Tricentis, SOASTA, Experitest’s SeeTest, Calabash, HP’s UFT, IBM’s Rational, and most other mobile engineering tools that ordinarily use USB-attached devices.

About Mobile Labs

Mobile Labs provides enterprisegrade mobile device clouds that improve efficiency and raise quality for agilebased, crossplatform mobile app and mobile web deployments. The company’s patented device cloud, deviceConnect, is available in both public and onpremises configurations. deviceConnect provides affordable, highlysecure access to a large inventory of mobile devices across major mobile platforms to developers, test engineers, and customer support representatives, among others. At the heart of enterprise mobile app deployment, deviceConnect enables automated continuous quality integration, DevOps processes, automated testing, and manual app/web/device testing on managed devices. deviceConnect supports all major integrated app development environments (IDEs), such as Xcode, as well as automated app and web testing on real mobile devices using a variety of mobile UI test automation tools. deviceBridge, an extension to deviceConnect, serves as a virtual USB cable to checkout and debug cloudbased devices as if they are locally connected.

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