UTI Releases Best Practices for Raising Mobile App Quality
Guidelines fill industry requirements for consistent app quality across mobile platforms
March 16 2011: The Unified Testing Initiative (UTI), a collaborative organization focused on mobile application quality and consisting of representatives from AT&T, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle, Orange, Samsung, and Vodafone, today announced the release of Best Practice Guidelines for Developing Quality Mobile Applications. The cross platform guidelines provide developers with a framework for driving quality into mobile applications. Developers may download the guidelines free of charge from the new UTI website at www.unifiedtestinginitiative.org
“Developers who make quality ‘priority-one’ are well positioned to succeed in a mobile market where billions of applications are downloaded every year,” said Martin Wrigley, chair of UTI and director of developer services, Orange. “Whether an application is built using Java ME, Android or Symbian, the UTI guidelines serve as an important resource for helping developers deliver more high quality apps to market.”
The guidelines feature a wide range of quality issues developers should address throughout the application development process. Topics range from routine to complex to provide developers with a comprehensive resource for addressing quality issues consistently. Developers downloading the guidelines will find recommendations that can be used to raise the quality of any mobile application in areas that include connectivity, messaging and calls, user interfaces, language, media, stability, data handling and security.
The Best Practice Guidelines for Developing Quality Mobile Applications are the first cross platform guidelines UTI has released since becoming an independent organization last year. The guidelines will be updated on an ongoing basis as platform requirements change and based on suggestions from the mobile community. With today’s release, UTI is issuing a call for input on the guidelines. Feedback may be submitted on the UTI blog at www.unifiedtestinginitiative.org/blog
UTI is an industry-approved, not-for-profit organization, run for the mobile industry by the mobile industry. Members work collaboratively to develop mobile testing standards, best practices and de-fragmentation initiatives for the global mobile ecosystem. Current UTI programs include Java Verified and JATAF (Java Application Terminal Alignment Framework). More information about UTI is available at www.unifiedtestinginitiative.org