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Apkudo Announces Apkudo Approved for Accessories

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Pressy to test with Apkudo  September 17, 2013 – Baltimore, MD – Apkudo, the Android innovation company, today announced the launch of Apkudo Approved for Accessories. The program – an extension of Apkudo Approved device analysis – will test pre- and post-market accessories in the context of Android devices to provide wireless operators, distributors, and retailers a comprehensive experience assessment above and beyond the limited testing done today. This analysis will expose likely areas of consumer satisfaction and dissatisfaction, providing the data to identify poor experience risks prior to approval to carry, stock, and sell. Apkudo Approved for Accessories will…

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FierceWireless Names Apkudo as one of Its “Fierce 15” Wireless Companies of 2013!

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Apkudo Lauded as Leaders in Android Device and Application Testing Baltimore, MD – June 20, 2013 – Apkudo announced today that it has been named to the annual FierceWireless “Fierce 15” list, designating it as one of the top privately-held wireless companies of the year. FierceWireless editors evaluated hundreds of organizations, and found Apkudo to be one of the “fiercest,” proven by their creativity and innovation in the Android marketplace. FierceWireless, an internationally recognized daily email newsletter reaching more than 80,000 senior wireless industry executives, provides executives in over 100 countries with a quick, authoritative briefing on the day’s top…

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Cellular One of East Central Illinois Selects ‘Apkudo Approved’ to Perfect Their Pre-Launch Android Devices

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Apkudo to Test User Experience of all Cellular One Android Devices June 6, 2013 – Baltimore, MD – Apkudo, the Android innovation company, today announced that Cellular One of East Central Illinois, a wireless carrier providing excellent coverage to 11 counties in Illinois, has chosen the Apkudo Approved program for objectively analyzing the user experience of their pre-release Android devices. Apkudo will help Cellular One standardize, stabilize and overall make a better user experience on their Android devices. The new partnership gives Cellular One the opportunity to leverage independent, trusted, third party data to help plan, develop, launch, and maintain…

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Apkudo Announces ‘Apkudo Approved’ – A Standard for Device Manufacturers and Wireless Carriers to Perfect Their Android Devices

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Apkudo Announces ‘Apkudo Approved’ – A Standard for Device Manufacturers and Wireless Carriers to Perfect Their Android Devices

‘Approved’ to bring an end to ‘Android Fragmentation’

April 18, 2013 – Baltimore, MD – Apkudo, the Android innovation company, today announced the Apkudo Approved program for objectively analyzing the user experience of pre-release Android smartphones and tablets. By helping companies standardize, stabilize and overall make a better user experience and Android device, Apkudo is helping end the disastrous effect of Android fragmentation. Having tested, deeply analyzed, and reported on thousands of apps and hundreds of Android devices for device makers like Samsung and HTC, Apkudo knows how to create an Android experience that consumers love.

Apkudo Approved, a comprehensive user experience analytics suite, helps mobile carriers and device manufacturers launch successful Android devices by using millions of data-points to quickly and deeply assess the device before it gets in the hands of consumers. An Apkudo Approved device is one that provides a consistent, stable, and smooth user experience – to achieve that, Apkudo characterizes Android device behavior under a plethora of app usage scenarios based on different kinds of users, apps, and potential situations. By reporting what the device is good at, great at, and bad at, and by identifying critical areas for improvement, the Apkudo Approved standard ensures device makers and wireless carriers release the best possible Android product. By finding device and application performance problems before release, and honing in on the exact type of consumer the device is best suited to, carriers and device makers launch Android handsets and tablets with greater confidence of commercial success – and happy customers.

  • Apkudo Approved analyzes the user experience of a pre-launch Android device, finding problems before consumers do.
  • With analysis taking a week or less, Apkudo Approved helps companies launch the device faster.
  • Apkudo Approved compares the device across the carrier’s and device maker’s full device portfolio (and their competitors’ portfolios), helping companies compete.
  • Apkudo works with thousands of app developers, giving carriers and device makers the knowledge that their phones will be compatible with bleeding-edge apps.
  • Apkudo Approved acts as a strategic device/consumer “match-maker”, enabling carriers to target the device so the right consumer gets the right device that meets their needs and expectations.
  • Apkudo Approved reduces device returns, resulting in increased profits and happier customers.

“The Apkudo Approved program is the industry’s most comprehensive way to look at an Android device, analyze every aspect of the user experience and say, ‘Here’s how it excels, here’s where it needs work, here are the things that must be addressed before launch, and here’s the consumer segment to market it to’,” said Josh Matthews, Apkudo Co-founder and CEO.

“Android is the most versatile and unique mobile operating system on the planet. With that comes fragmentation and the trouble of the millions of different ways things can go wrong when apps, people and devices are used in different ways. If you put your device through Apkudo Approved, it’ll be used in almost every single way it can be – and you’ll get the right advice to make it the best it can be.”

About Apkudo Approved

Apkudo Approved helps wireless carriers and device manufacturers make better Android devices. Apkudo works with carriers and device manufacturers early in the device-approvals process and throughout technical acceptance to put any phone or app through almost every conceivable Android user activity or use-case. The Apkudo Approved data-driven approach gets phones launched faster, finds issues quickly, and significantly reduces device return associated costs. The end result is a better device delivered into the hands of consumers that want it.

About Apkudo

An Android user experience innovation company, Apkudo is pioneering analysis technologies that deeply and holistically test pre-release Android devices against millions of different possible use-cases and activities to discover bugs and refine the user interface and experience, taking devices from bad to good, and good to great. Apkudo works with many of the world’s largest device manufacturers, including Samsung, Sony, HTC, and LG, and carriers such as MetroPCS, Cricket and Cincinnati Bell.

Apkudo is headquartered in Baltimore, MD. The Apkudo team includes deep research expertise with the Android operating system including optimization, usability and performance testing, and is focused on helping the ecosystem deliver the best possible user experience to Android device owners. Learn more at http://www.apkudo.com and email hello@apkudo.wpengine.com for additional information.

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Apkudo
http://www.apkudo.com

Apkudo Approved
https://www.apkudo.com/approved

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Apkudo Announces Public Availability of Free App Compatibility Analysis Platform “Apkudo for Developers”

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Lets Developers Run Their Apps on Every Available Android Device Before They Launch January 24, 2013 – Baltimore – Apkudo, an Android user experience innovation company, today announced the public availability of the Apkudo for Developers platform. Now out of private beta, Apkudo for Developers reduces launch anxiety by allowing developers to run their pre-launch apps on every available Android device in the Apkudo portfolio, providing detailed reports on which device models, Android versions, and manufacturers their app passed or failed on – and also what kind of failures they can expect. A free service, Apkudo gives Android application developers…

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Apkudo Joins the IEEE Standards Association Camera Phone Image Quality Working Group as Corporate Member

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New IEEE Standard Project Designed to Help Consumers Judge Camera Phone Image Quality When Making Purchasing Decisions August 22, 2012 – Baltimore – Apkudo Inc., an Android innovation start-up, today announced it has joined the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) as a Corporate Member to help drive the development of standards to evolve camera phone image quality. The new IEEE P1858™ – Draft Standard for Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) – development project aims to specify methods and metrics for analyzing a mobile device’s image quality. As leaders in Android device analysis via Apkudo Device Analytics, Apkudo helps worldwide mobile device…

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Josh Matthews Appointed to Application Developers Alliance Board of Directors!

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We’re very proud to announce that Josh was recently appointed to the Application Developers Alliance Board of Directors! Here’s our press release announcing it: Apkudo CEO Josh Matthews Appointed to Application Developers Alliance Board of Directors Matthews Named as a Founding Director of Newly Formed Apps Alliance April 11, 2012 – Baltimore – Apkudo, Inc., an Android innovation start-up, today announced the appointment of Josh Matthews as a Founding Director to the Application Developers Alliance Board of Directors. With a breadth of experience in the embedded Android ecosystem in addition to being a champion for Android application developers through Apkudo,…

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