PCloudy is a combination of app testing software and services. The company behind the product was founded in 2012 and is currently owned by Smart Software Testing Solutions Inc. The company is based in Fremont, Calif. According to the pCloudy website, the software has over 20,000 users from 84 countries and over 500 mobile devices on their network with over 250,000 testing hours logged so far.
- Test software in development by putting it through a battery of tests, even by real people
- Automation testing through Espresso, Calabash and Appium
- Plans can be downgraded, cancelled or upgraded at any time
- Free trial requires signup
Testing is a huge part of software and website development. If it doesn't work while testing, there's no chance that a customer would be happy with it. Unfortunately, there's limits to the amount and quality of testing a developer or programmer can do alone, and companies often have to resort to a full staff of quality assurance professionals to make sure software is bug free before delivery. The reality of the situation is that there are many companies out that that do not have the time or resources to commit to such an investment. That's where pCloudy comes in. The software is basically an application testing suite and service. It offers three ways to test, manually, by bots and by crowdsourcing. The first method, manual testing, is made possible through the software by connecting to over 500 mobile devices on the pCloudy network and testing the features by hand or through automation. The second method, with bots, puts a client's software through a gamut of automatic testing by AI on multiple devices. It includes an overall health status report of the software. The third method uses real people to test applications. These people will provide feedback which can then be used by the developer to improve functionality. Public cloud pricing is bought as a monthly subscription with the Individual plan costing $19 per month and the most expensive business plan costing $199 per month with other plans in between to meet other sizes of companies.