Aiming to ultimately give developers an end-to-end mobile application life-cycle-management platform, Appcelerator on Thursday announced partnerships with Crittercism and SOASTA that add needed functionality to Appcelerator Titanium 3.0, the company’s development platform for mobile applications.

Appcelerator has partnered with Crittercism to integrate its solution’s mobile application performance management functionality, as well as with SOASTA to integrate TouchTest’s automated mobile testing capabilities, into Titanium 3.0.

“As a company, we’re definitely trying to move beyond the build phase of application development and really move into more of a full platform,” said Nolan Wright, Appcelerator’s CTO and cofounder. “SOASTA is focused on testing. And with Crittercism, for us, we looked at visibility into applications as an important need for developers. Visibility is certainly crash protection, and application performance management is one aspect of that.”

Wright said that the integration between Crittercism’s and SOASTA’s solutions was Appcelerator’s first step in transforming Titanium 3.0 into a complete, end-to-end mobile ALM platform. “We started very purposely with Titanium because we felt the first pain with mobile was with building apps,” Wright said. “We knew that we wanted to try to solve that pain, and as we did that… that was a good entry point to expand into other phases of the life cycle from there.”

“Mobile is now the top area of focus for enterprises, and the speed of innovation is faster than ever,” said Andrew Levy, Crittercism’s cofounder and

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