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xamarin-horizontal-blue@2xOne of the difficulties in building a cross-platform mobile app is testing it against a battery of potential hardware configurations users might try to run it on. That’s why Xamarin is launching a new Test Cloud service that allows developers to automate testing on a battery of 1,000 mobile devices. Developers will be able to automate their apps using the company’s “Calabash” framework in order to test a variety of behaviors, then get a report back with performance data and screenshots of every step in the testing process

The service will work for people who are using Xamarin’s tools to build cross-platform apps using Microsoft’s C# language, as well as those developers who are choosing a different approach. It’s a step into a new market for the company, which recently announced it raised a massive $54 million Series C funding round. With mobile device fragmentation increasing with every passing month, this service could be key for developers who want to reach a wide audience with their apps.

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