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API of the Week: Perfecto Speeds Time to Market, Aids Cloud Testing

By Rich Tehrani
March 14, 2016

Recently, my company TMC launched a new and very exciting event called All About The API, the leading conference bringing together companies who offer APIs to the developers and product managers looking to be where the next opportunity lies.

Beyond live events, our goal is to help foster live community 24x7online by exposing you to new and innovative companies which are releasing APIs which will enable you to enhance existing solutions as well as come up with new business ideas.

To kick things off, we had an email interview with Perfecto Mobile, the company looking to simplify your app testing lab. You may recall, we recently covered how the company has come together with Worksoft to bring mobility to the workforce. As time to market becomes critical in this ultra-competitive online world, companies like Perfecto are helping take advantage of the latest tech to become more competitive. Here is my interview with Yoram Mizrachi, CTO & Founder.

1.       What APIs do you have available?

Perfecto has a variety of APIs available, including Selenium, Appium and the generic RESTful API for full device control.

2.       What are the benefits/ solutions they help provide?
These APIs provide a variety of benefits to our customers. Through these APIs, companies are able to move their existing testing for mobile and web into the cloud without worrying about lab management, devices, browsers and security. Additionally, with Perfecto’s cloud-based Continuous Quality Lab (CQL), developers can keep using their existing testing scripts without having to worry about their lab infrastructure.
3.       What new business opportunities do they potentially open up for your partners?
We consider our partners an extension of our own business and strive to create new opportunities to pave the way for success. Perfecto’s APIs enable developers to build digital properties based on real mobile devices and browsers for solutions such as monitoring, customer care, smart visual analysis or any other solution which requires an end customer’s real environment.
4.       Why should developers/ decision makers choose to be part of your ecosystem?
The developer community thrives when they stand together and when they are supported by decision makers driving technology innovation in business. We encourage developers and decision makers alike to take part in this ecosystem to help maintain focus and simplicity. Instead of spending most of the time managing on-premises labs, buying devices, understanding where SIM cards are, WiFi issues, and more – which, by industry standards, can take up to as much as 60 percent of time in the development process – a more collaborative approach can enable teams to truly hone in on the actual development rather than the logistical process.
5.       What are some of the cooler solutions that have been developed using your APIs?
Perfecto’s APIs power a number of interesting solutions –  from test management allowing smart analysis of testing coverage, to customer care utilizing real devices instead of “piles of devices in the middle of the room.” We support real devices, real networks and real monitoring systems.
6.       How do you market your API's?
We believe in an open environment model. For this reason, we’ve decided to align to the Selenium/Appium API implementations and allow quick portability between existing usage and a cloud-based usage.  
7.       Who is the "customer" for your API's?
Our core customer for APIs is developers and testers, with benefits, such as speed to market, extending to our complete customer base of digital businesses.

All About The API will feature a variety of intensive hack-a-thons, in-depth company-focused workshops helping attendees understand the value propositions from key vendors, powerful keynotes, daily and nightly networking opportunities plus an exhibit hall full of companies demonstrating the latest innovations in today’s market place. Every business has to pay attention to the new opportunities they are presenting or potentially be displaced. We hope to see you July 18-21 in Las Vegas!

Edited by Maurice Nagle

Group Editor-in-Chief, TMC

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