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Suyash Dubey | Posted on | 2 min Read

We feel elated to inform you all that UST Global, a digital transformation solutions company, has announced a strategic investment in Smart software testing solutions (SSTS) Inc. The UST Global team sees great potential in our SaaS platforms – pCloudy and OpKey. This investment will give a boost to our efforts in helping Fortune 1000 enterprises adopt continuous digital validation through these platforms. As part of the investment, Vijay Padmanabhan, Chief Corporate Officer of UST Global, will join the SSTS board.

A comprehensive testing platform

Increasing adoption of mobile technologies, DevOps, and digital transformation are just some of the key factors driving the automation testing market, which is expected to reach approximately $19.27 billion by 2023. To lead the way in automation testing, pCloudy is providing a comprehensive app testing platform powered by AI and predictive analytics which enabled users to test their app from anywhere, anytime. Another product from SSTS is OpKey, a cloud testing platform providing scriptless automation testing of web, mobile, Salesforce, Oracle EBS, and many more applications on a single cloud platform. It can execute cross-browser tests for over 500 OS-browser combinations. OpKey supports test automation across multiple technologies with its core automation engine.

Delivering quality at speed

Both pCloudy and OpKey are signature cloud-based technology products of SSTS, focussing on making software development life-cycle more efficient. pCloudy targets the accelerated mobile application software space while OpKey focusses on traditional PC-based software. Sunil Kanchi, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Information Officer, UST Global, said that continuous digital validation across mobile, cloud and web applications has become a necessity for enterprises undertaking digital transformation initiatives. “This is creating a tidal wave of new opportunity as evidenced by SSTS’ impressive growth and strong customer base. By combining OpKey and pCloudy with our quality engineering practice, we hope to accelerate digital transformation for our customers.”

Disrupting digital validation

pCloudy has had a successful partnership with UST Global since 2018. Investment from a technology giant during these testing times is a testament to the product capability and huge market potential. pCloudy and OpKey already help 250+ enterprise customers to adopt continuous web and mobile testing and continuous ERP testing with zero overhead and accelerated go-to-market. The investment and partnership with UST Global will help bring more innovative features and disrupt the digital testing space.

Simplest App Testing Platform

With the advent of smartphones into our lives, “Mobile First”, “Mobile Only” and “Enterprise Mobility” has become new buzz words. However, for any Mobile program or an app to be successful, it takes careful planning and execution of testing.

Traditional app testing is time consuming because it requires a huge, dedicated infrastructure and resources that is to be used periodically. It is safe to say that Mobile Device Cloud is the next big thing. Working on Cloud opens up new panoramas of opportunity for testing.

This is where pCloudy comes into the picture.


pCloudy is a mobile application testing platform designed to increase your App Testing coverage while saving significant time and cost. All this with a simplicity you wouldn’t believe until you see it yourself. So, what makes pCloudy the simplest app testing platform?

‘’No requirement of additional softwares’’


Test with Real Devices (yes, it’s all real devices) through Public Cloud – Increasing test coverage was never so easy

pCloudy allows users to test on a wide-ranging list of real iOS and Android mobile devices and tablets. Now, you can ensure that your App is compatible with a variety of devices. You can also replicate and fix your production bugs easily.



Single click access to real devices – Super easy

Firstly, accessing their cloud device is made really simple. Access to real devices is a single click away using any Html5 browser. With security being a key factor, pCloudy makes sure information is protected and is secure over web sockets.



Single click access to testing tools – Save time

pCloudy provides single click access to tools like “Screenshot”, “Live Logs”, “Crash Reports”, “Performance Metrics”, “Videos” and “Geo-location”. Imagine how much time do you spend performing these steps on each device.



Any time parallel execution of Automation scripts – Save time and Increase coverage

Creation of Automation scripts for Mobile Apps is easy. What’s challenging is “How to run the scripts in parallel on real devices during regression run”? “How to create consolidated reports with Device level stats built-in?

Whatever is your Automation framework (over Appium, Calabash or Robotium), you can focus on script creation and leave the rest to pCloudy. You can also run it directly using your build integration system like Jenkins

pCloudy allows automation run on any no. of devices in parallel. (Yes, truly in parallel). Imagine the coverage you can achieve and how much time can you save?



Increase efficiency of your lab

One of the most novel features of pCloudy is that they offer an “in-premise” setup at your organization. To make a demanding test schedule for an organization simpler, pCloudy provides the essential hardware and give you the liberty to set up your own secure device lab. With this, you will have complete control of your own on-premise lab with multiple benefits like plug-in play, day zero installation, no limitation on the number of concurrent logins, and a smooth mobile device management where you can monitor devices closely. There is no limitation of number of devices which can be attached to an on-premise setup. Apart from this, you can increase the USB hub to the main setup easily as per your requirement.

‘’Unlimited numbers of devices can be attached to an in-premise setup’’



Mobile App Testing Comparison

Mobile App Testing Comparison

Apps are the ‘new thing’. We are living in an era, where, you click on your mobile screen for your evening cup of ‘cuppa’. With the advent of technology and internet, mobile phones and services are getting personalized like never before! And to compliance these services, numerous number of apps are appearing every day to suit different platforms. Among the apps, the demand for consumer apps is the highest, but various enterprise applications are also evolving to support various businesses. Due to the ever-growing demand for mobile apps, app makers and developers are shifting their focus towards creating strategies and roadmap before launching their applications. It is easier to launch an app with features and functionality required by a particular service, but it is pretty critical to have a rigorous and a flawless mobile testing plan before the deployment.

70% of Apps

Testing is a crucial step, where developers can ensure the quality of the app they are going to release. No one wants to release an app full of bugs, or which allows a lot of pop-ups. A faulty GUI, or a confusing UX, can be the reasons for the sad demise of your app before it creates its own space in the app market. That’s why mastering the art of mobile app testing has become the primary objective for any developer to sustain in the market.

Mobile App testing throws many new kinds of challenges

  • There are numbers of real devices available in the market and for which developers have to go through large numbers of tests

Device Fragmentation

  • There are frequent changes in mobile apps. It has become difficult to keep pace with the changes.
  • Availability of the right Mobile App Infrastructure, the right device matrix and the right tool set is a very selective process!
  • Simulating or reproducing bugs reported by users are extremely difficult as they are mostly related to a specific device.. Bugs are always progressive in nature. And that’s why the cost of development increases significantly.

40% of bugs

Current Approach

The typical testing approach involves use of simulators or emulators with a combination of internal mobile lab (selected set of devices). These approaches don’t provide full testing coverage. Bugs are found when an app is launched in the market. It leads to overall high cost of quality. Organizations have started to look at Automation to reduce cycle time and increase test coverage. But, without a proper Mobile lab infrastructure, it doesn’t yield good result.

Solution: Future is cloud

Blog site e-testing notes, “Cloud-based testing makes it possible to collaborate more effectively, to test across multiple platforms with less hardware, and to spend less on testing efforts, both long and short term.”

Why is cloud based Mobile App Testing the way to go?

  • Produces better quality apps by testing on the widest possible variety of devices available, while reducing capital budgets.
  • Cloud offers a ready infrastructure for Automation runs, which results an Increase in test coverage.
  • Quickly reproduce bugs reported from the market.
  • It allows easy collaboration between various teams.
  • Boosts the Agile development process by allowing easy integration within a continuous process.
  • It saves cost as the same lab can be accessed by geographically distributed teams.
  • Cloud lets you access devices which have been stopped in the market. For example, there are still many users in India use the old Android versions like 2.3 on phone, like Samsung Galaxy Star Duos.

20% of devices


Effective use of cloud can shorten cycle times, improve app quality, and reduce capital budgets by bringing order to the chaos of mobile app development and testing.