Mobitest Intended to Improve Awareness and Availability of Mobile Performance Benchmarking
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – March 20, 2012 – Akamai® Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ:AKAM, news, filings), the leading cloud platform for delivering secure, high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere, today announced availability of Mobitest as an open source end-user testing agent designed to benchmark performance of mobile web sites. The Mobitest tool was developed by Blaze Software Inc., a provider of front-end optimization (FEO) technology that was acquired by Akamai in February 2012.
Mobitest is a unique technology able to measure page load times on many of today's most popular mobile devices. It offers detailed performance information, ranging from total page load times to individual request headers and timings. It is also designed to capture screenshots during page load, and show a video visualizing the page load as it happened.
"The mobile web is growing quickly, and with it the importance of mobile web performance," said Guy Podjarny, chief product architect, Akamai. "Challenges such as underpowered devices and high latency networks are further multiplied by a highly fragmented mobile landscape which changes at an incredible pace. To make the mobile web fast, we, as a web performance community, need to work together to provide online business owners with the right knowledge and tools they need and provide a quality experience on any device, anywhere."
The availability of Mobitest as both a free hosted service at www.akamai.com/mobitest, and as an open source test client provides the means to evaluate and deliver improved performance to a wide variety of mobile audiences. It allows organizations to better understand how long it takes to load their mobile web page on a real device over a real mobile network. Akamai has made the source code available through an open source license to run testing agents on iOS, Android and Blackberry devices, enabling users to measure on their own devices and within their internal networks, in addition to the free community service.
"Measuring mobile web performance on real devices gives the most accurate results, but it's a challenge to have multiple devices and to maintain consistent test conditions. Mobitest solves these challenges. It provides visibility into mobile performance in an easy-to-use tool," offered Steve Souders, author of High Performance Web Sites and web performance expert. "It's great to see Akamai open source the Mobitest code so that everyone can benefit from what's been built and help take Mobitest to the next level."
To learn more about Mobitest and find out how to download and run the code, please visit http://www.blaze.io/technical/open-sourcing-mobitest/. Organizations interested in understanding how well their current mobile web sites perform are also encouraged to use the free Akamai Mobitest at www.akamai.com/mobitest. To access the source code, please visit http://code.google.com/p/mobitest-agent/.
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