Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been flexing its muscles to help developers validate the mobile apps before launching for FireOS and Android. It has unveiled Device Farm for the developers to test their code and implement later on Android and FireOS. However, it has not mentioned about support for the apps being developed for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Gadgets or Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone.
The developers can key in the code for FireOS or Android and upload to the Amazon Web Services (AWS). They can check the working of code on both Kindle Devices and Android OS. The AWS allows testing the code in 200 combinations.
The testing process is expensive. But, Amazon has offered a way to test the applications in an expensive way and launch the mobile applications confidently across a variety of devices with varying screen sizes. You can quickly test the working, quality and security of the app. One can test the apps for the devices like Samsung Galaxy S5, and LG G3. The developers can easily identify the errors and compatibility issues, correct the errors and finally launch the app.
Amazon offers a free trial of the Device for 250 minutes. The developers will be charged $0.17 for each minute testing of the device. You can also opt for unlimited testing of the app for a monthly fee of $250. Therefore, it reduces the development and testing time for the apps.
Large tech firms are in a race to add more functions and features to support the developers engaged in developing mobile apps. It is clearly evident from the acquisition of Firebase by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and the takeover of Parse by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is also supporting the developers with an assortment of development goodies.
Most of the applications are being developed with the main focus on mobiles. The tablets and Smartphone are used as key tools at work. Therefore, the mobile apps are given more importance for the work than just social interaction.