UTI Releases Best Practices for Raising Mobile App Quality

By Unified Testing Initiative, PRNE
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Guidelines fill industry requirements for consistent app quality across mobile platforms

LONDON, March 16, 2011 - The Unified Testing Initiative (UTI), a collaborative organization
focused on mobile application quality and consisting of representatives from
AT&T, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle, Orange, Samsung, and Vodafone, today
announced the release of Best Practice Guidelines for Developing Quality
Mobile Applications. The cross platform guidelines provide developers with a
framework for driving quality into mobile applications. Developers may
download the guidelines free of charge from the new UTI website at

"Developers who make quality 'priority-one' are well positioned to
succeed in a mobile market where billions of applications are downloaded
every year," said Martin Wrigley, chair of UTI and director of developer
services, Orange. "Whether an application is built using Java ME, Android or
Symbian, the UTI guidelines serve as an important resource for helping
developers deliver more high quality apps to market."

The guidelines feature a wide range of quality issues developers should
address throughout the application development process. Topics range from
routine to complex to provide developers with a comprehensive resource for
addressing quality issues consistently. Developers downloading the guidelines
will find recommendations that can be used to raise the quality of any mobile
application in areas that include connectivity, messaging and calls, user
interfaces, language, media, stability, data handling and security.

The Best Practice Guidelines for Developing Quality Mobile Applications
are the first cross-platform guidelines UTI has released since becoming an
independent organization last year. The guidelines will be updated on an
ongoing basis as platform requirements change and based on suggestions from
the mobile community. With today's release, UTI is issuing a call for input
on the guidelines. Feedback may be submitted on the UTI blog at

About UTI

UTI is an industry-approved, not-for-profit organization, run for the
mobile industry by the mobile industry. Members work collaboratively to
develop mobile testing standards, best practices and de-fragmentation
initiatives for the global mobile ecosystem. Current UTI programs include
Java Verified and JATAF (Java Application Terminal Alignment Framework). More
information about UTI is available at


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