SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014, Electric Cloud, the leader in enterprise Continuous Delivery, today announced it has publicly launched Ship.io to bring Continuous Delivery to native iOS and Android app development. This SaaS offering is based on technology acquired from CiSimple, an AnglePad-backed company and a pioneer in mobile Continuous Delivery. Now available as a free public beta service, Ship.io simplifies and automates build, test and deployment processes for native iOS and Android apps.
“Mobile app development is increasingly important to a growing range of organizations, and it represents a challenge due to the range of operating systems and devices that each application must support,” said Steve Brodie, CEO for Electric Cloud. “We are thrilled to launch Ship.io to ensure our customers can streamline mobile application test and quality processes with the same rigor as our enterprise platforms. With the complexity of software development increasing daily, we now offer solutions for every type of development platform.”
By delivering the benefits of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery to the fast growing mobile developer market, Ship.io significantly simplifies and streamlines the mobile app lifecycle process, allowing app developers to focus on code and quality of the app. Despite the rise in mobility, recent research shows that only 30 percent of software organizations currently test mobile applications – a problem Ship.io squarely solves.
As a SaaS offering, Ship.io gets mobile app developers building and testing their apps within minutes. With tight integration to GitHub, BitBucket and other Git repositories, Ship.io automatically detects and configures native Android and iOS projects to allow teams to collaboratively build apps across supported OS, version and device screen types. It connects existing tool chains to simplify and automate unit, functional and physical device testing, and allows teams to run these tests every time code is committed to provide fast feedback. Test frameworks in iOS and Android are supported. Ship.io builds also can be distributed to users through over-the-air (OTA) distribution, as well as through integrations with HockeyApp and TestFlight. Ship.io dashboards provide complete visibility into all build and test status levels, together with a central management platform for cross-team collaboration and historical reporting.