Mobile Labs adds GigaFox Red, Silver to mobile device cloud suite

The new GigaFox platforms enable users to create a pool of shareable mobile devices; remotely add, disable, reboot and unlock devices; control and monitor device usage and more.

Mobile Labs has put the finishing touches on its mobile device cloud suite with the additions of GigaFox Red and GigaFox Silver.

Earlier this year, Mobile Labs launched GigaFox StarterKit in an effort to offer instant access to mobile devices. The goal was to enable more companies to engage in mobile testing without risk. StarterKit was designed for smaller mobile app development and testing teams, or for those just starting to test. According to Mobile Labs, it provides instant access to a pool of five iOS and Android devices secure in Mobile Labs' hosted environment. It can also be deployed on premises behind a firewall.

Red and Silver features

 GigaFox Red and GigaFox Silver add more advanced features to StarterKit.

Both Red and Silver are accessible through a privately hosted cloud environment. Red is available as an on-premises platform behind the corporate firewall, and supports manual app testing and test automation. It can use the built-in Appium software or any other commercial or open source testing and DevOps tools.

GigaFox Red also offers the following capabilities:

  • Create a pool of shareable mobile devices;
  • Remotely add, disable, reboot and unlock devices;
  • Collaborate through sharing devices and screens;
  • Schedule access to devices so they are available when needed;
  • Control and monitor mobile device usage; and
  • Manage and control device charging.

Silver offers the same features as Red, but is available as both on-premises and hosted implementations. It also includes a graphics extension manager that lets customers stream a device screen in real time. According to Mobile Labs, Silver uses minimal bandwidth but still enables users to see real-time performance on actual devices.

GigaFox Silver was designed to give teams more flexibility to bring cloud benefits into development, DevOps and testing workflows, according to Mobile Labs. It can also house more smartphones and tablets than GigaFox Red.

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