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Hardware-testing firm Apkudo is Android developers’ free secret weapon against fragmentation

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This article originally appeared in VentureBeat on June 28, 2013 Fragmentation on the Android operating system presents many complications for developers. It is a time-consuming and expensive process to test games out on dozens of different devices, and even then it’s unlikely studios can get their titles running perfectly on every phone or tablet in use. That’s where device-testing firm Apkudo comes in. Keep reading…

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Josh Matthews on Bloomberg TV!

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Apkudo CEO Josh Matthews sat down with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock” yesterday to discuss the app economy and how Apkudo enables Android developers, OEMs, and carriers to optimizing the Android OS experience. See what Josh had to say! How Do You Define an App? Part 1 How Do You Define an App? Part 2 Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch Josh on “Taking Stock!”

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Apkudo wants to address fragmentation by becoming the gold standard of smartphone hardware and software testing

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This article originally appeared April 20, 2013, on Android Authority Apkudo wants to address fragmentation by becoming the gold standard of smartphone hardware and software testing Ever wonder why not all carriers release their mobile devices at the same time? Or how about Android updates? While Google is now at version 4.2.2, some smartphones are still getting updates older than this one. It all boils down to carrier testing and certification. Carriers that have the resources would require testing whether devices meet their specifications — in terms of performance and compliance with their specific needs. This is also the reason…

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Apkudo Wants to Handle Android Fragmentation so Carriers and Developers Don’t Have To

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This article originally ran April 19, 2013, on TechCrunch Apkudo Wants to Handle Android Fragmentation so Carriers and Developers Don’t Have To Baltimore-based Apkudo is debuting its “Apkudo Approved” program this week, extending its existing work with making sure that Android apps and devices perform well for consumers. The company has positioned itself in a growth market, to act as a layer both between developers and devices, and between devices and carriers, to help both parties deal with the fractured and often maze-like landscape of the Android hardware market. Keep reading…

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Fragmentation Fix: Apkudo on how it plans to make Android developers’ lives a little easier

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This article originally ran April 19, 2013, on Pocket Gamer Fragmentation Fix: Apkudo on how it plans to make Android developers’ lives a little easier And for free, too Fragmentation has been an albatross around the figurative neck of Android for years now. Although the increasing popularity of certain Nexus devices has helped to some extent, the problem remains a pertinent one for mobile game developers operating on the platform. It’s an issue that Apkudo is looking to solve, both for developers and OEMs. Keep reading..

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Taming Android One Device at a Time – This is How We Do It

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The Apkudo For Developers (hereafter, AFD) backend is the brains behind your app tests. Made up of hundreds of devices networked together, this distributed system allows you to analyze your app’s performance and compatibility across the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of Android devices. This post goes over some of what makes it tick, as well as some of what ticks us off—the problems we’ve run into while setting it up. Let’s Get Started We’ll start things off with a brief overview. The AFD backend consists primarily of a set of servers running custom software that allows us to manage, and,…

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