VELOCITY 2012 — Keynote® Systems (NASDAQ: KEYN), the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring, today announced the availability of new feature enhancements to its mobile Web performance monitoring product, Keynote Mobile Web Perspective® (MWP) 6.0, enabling operations professionals to deliver a better Web experience on smartphones and tablets. In addition, today Keynote also announced the availability of Mobile Device Perspective (MDP) 6.0 (see separate release). With Keynote MDP 6.0 organizations have the ability to monitor and troubleshoot their mobile apps using real devices, over live networks. Together, Keynote Mobile Web Perspective and Keynote Mobile Device Perspective manage and improve the full breadth of the mobile user experience.
According to Aberdeen Group data, 62% of organizations consider mobile Web applications to be critical to their overall business. These companies realize they need a deep understanding of how applications perform. In fact, Aberdeen says more than 50% of businesses plan to implement mobile application monitoring capabilities within the next year.
"Given these numbers, products like Keynote Mobile Web Perspective are useful to integrate into the Web development process,” says Jim Rapoza, senior research analyst at Aberdeen. "Mobile applications are quickly becoming one of the main ways that people interact with businesses," Jim continues. "These organizations will need to monitor mobile performance across the many different devices, networks and mobile platforms that their applications will be used on."
With critical growth in the mobile market, understanding the experience for the end user now extends beyond the PC to smartphones and tablets. Industry analysts continue to report rapid growth for smartphones and tablets as consumer devices of choice for accessing the Web. Recently, NPD DisplaySearch reported that tablet growth is expected to reach 424.9 million units by 2017, while the worldwide smartphone market has already registered a 42.5 percent growth (145 million shipped smartphones) in the first quarter of 2012 (IDC).“As enterprises rush to improve the mobile Web experience, monitoring mobile Web performance is critical for any organization with a website,” said Vik Chaudhary, vice president of product management and corporate development at Keynote. “Keynote has always armed Web operations teams with critical performance data needed to deliver high-performing mobile Web applications and sites. Keynote has now added mobile diagnostic capabilities that accelerate mean time to detection (MTTD) and mean time to repair (MTTR) for operations teams."