Akamai Introduces Open Source Mobile Test Agent

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Cambridge, MA - Mar 20, 2012 - Akamai Technologies has released Mobitest, an open source end-user testing agent designed to benchmark performance of mobile websites. The Mobitest tool was developed by Blaze Software, a provider of front-end optimization (FEO) technology that was acquired by Akamai in February 2012.

Mobitest measures page load times on most popular mobile devices. It offers detailed performance information, ranging from total page load times to individual request headers and timings. It is also designed to capture screenshots during page load, and show a video visualizing the page load as it happened.

The availability of Mobitest as both a free hosted service at www.akamai.com/mobitest, and as an open source test client provides the means to evaluate and deliver improved performance to a wide variety of mobile audiences. It allows organizations to better understand how long it takes to load their mobile Web pages on a real device over a real mobile network. Akamai has made the source code available through an open-source license to run testing agents on iOS, Android and Blackberry devices, enabling users to measure on their own devices and within their internal networks, in addition to the free community service.

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