SmartBear Software Acquires CrossBrowserTesting

smartbear-color-logoSmartBear Software, a Sommerville, MA-based provider of software quality tools for the connected world, acquired CrossBrowserTesting, a Memphis-based provider of automated cloud testing platforms.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

Led by Doug McNary, CEO, SmartBear intends to maintain CrossBrowserTesting as a standalone service, while providing the resources and investments necessary to allow the company to build a bigger business faster.
The acquisition aims to add CrossBrowserTesting’s cloud testing platform to SmartBear’s collection of products for developers, testers and IT operations professionals.

With more than 200,000 users globally and more than 5 million tests run so far, CrossBrowserTesting provides a cloud containing more than 1,500 real mobile devices and browsers in more than 65 operating systems, including iOS, Android and Windows, to allow Agile development teams and QA teams to eliminate the costs and effort involved with creating and maintaining in-house testing infrastructure for real mobile and desktop browser applications.
Additionally, teams can use visual comparisons to deliver a consistent UI experience and identify page layout issues across different browsers and mobile devices having different sizes and resolutions.

All CrossBrowserTesting employees, including co-founders Ken Hamric, Tony Colston and Mike Bowen, have joined SmartBear to continue to grow the product and business.
The Memphis location will continue to serve as headquarters of CrossBrowserTesting for future expansion.



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