Acquisition helps Agile teams quickly and efficiently launch bug-free software
SAN FRANCISCO – July 9, 2020 – BrowserStack, the most reliable web and mobile app testing platform on the market, today announced the acquisition of Percy, the world’s leading visual testing and review platform. With this alliance, developers and quality assurance (QA) teams who face the time-consuming challenge of catching visual bugs manually, can now run automated visual tests on BrowserStack’s high-performance platform so they can quickly ship high-quality software and applications.
Today, developer teams deploy production code up to 100 times a day. However, these teams often have to manually hunt for visual bugs, which can be both time-consuming and error-prone. Percy has addressed this issue with visual testing that provides a complete visual overview, capturing screenshots, providing comparisons against the baseline and highlighting any visual changes.
“Users are often one glitch away from leaving a website. BrowserStack’s mission is to empower developers so they can create amazing web experiences,” said Ritesh Arora, co-founder and CEO of BrowserStack. “By joining forces with Percy, we can instill confidence in developers so they can become more efficient and catch visual bugs before customers have a chance to use the software. We’re thrilled with this acquisition which represents the next step in our journey to becoming the single platform that developers rely on for all of their testing needs.”
BrowserStack’s acquisition of Percy will deliver several benefits that developers can immediately take advantage of, including:
Catching Visual Bugs: Developers can deliver pixel-perfect software with each and every code change, ensuring that bugs are caught and addressed prior to any software release.
Turning error-prone manual reviews into fool-proof deployment: Manual testing can be replaced with reliable visual testing, so changes can be reviewed quickly, while stabilizing other elements of the application development.
Improving Developer Efficiency – Time can be saved by avoiding manually hunting for visual changes.
Developers can access Percy visual testing by using their BrowserStack credentials.
“We’re thrilled to be part of BrowserStack and deliver an unparalleled visual testing experience to customers,” said Mike Fotinakis, co-founder and CEO of Percy. “We have a rich history working with Agile teams at Basecamp, Canva and Shopify, among others, helping them quickly deliver visually stunning applications. Integrating with BrowserStack will help ensure that testing workflows are run with confidence and efficiency.”
BrowserStack is the most reliable web and mobile app testing platform on the market today. Founded by developers, for developers, BrowserStack allows users to quickly and easily test their mobile and web applications across thousands of devices and desktop browsers in order to ensure their software meets and exceeds organizational and customer expectations. More than 25,000 customers around the globe rely on BrowserStack. Founded in 2011, BrowserStack’s North American headquarters are located in San Francisco. The privately held company is backed by Accel.
For more information visit https://www.browserstack.com.
Percy is the world’s first truly continuous visual testing platform, helping enable product teams to ship software faster and with confidence in every visual change to their application.