The Tallinn University of Technolology, Samsung, and communications firm Eesti Telekom are collaborating to set up a mobile applications testing lab in the Mektory innovation and business center in Tallinn.
"It is the first time that we have such an environment in Estonia where we can properly test mobile applications. We are expecting that it will bring together the best developers that will increase both the quality and quantity of applications created in Estonia. The test lab is built and equipped with the latest technology that enable to test the apps on whatever platform,” said Tiit Tammiste of Eesti Telekom.
The goal of the testing lab is to provide manual and automatic testing for installation, functionality, usability and compatibility. Performance and security testing will also be provided.
The lab is aimed for software developers, university students, researchers, testers, telecoms, and companies outsourcing mobile applications.
The idea is that university students can learn developing and testing apps on different devices with different platforms, such as Android, Windows Phone, and iOS. Testers and developers would have a physical place to run automated tests with applicable software and emulators and companies outsourcing applications would have an environment to test that applications are functioning, as ordered. Researchers and advanced students can also develop further platforms for automated testing.
IT College, ASA Quality Services, Nortal, Stagnation Lab, Applaud, Mobi Lab and MTÜ IKT Demokeskus have also signed the cooperation agreement.
Estonia has so far produced a couple of globally successful mobile developers, such as mobile payments firm Fortumo, game developer Creative Mobile, and taxi ordering app Taxify.