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Find out the latest news and opinions from App Quality Alliance (AQuA) and the Quality App Directory as they happen.

AQuA Network Performance Testing Update

The App Quality Alliance (AQuA) Network Performance Testing Criteria were created to be used in conjunction with AT&T’s Application Resource Optimizer tool (ARO). Since then, AT&T has significantly enhanced the capabilities of the tool, including the ability to analyse streaming video usage, and simulate the effect of changing network reception conditions on-the-fly.

Because the new tool’s output is different and more sophisticated, we have temporarily withdrawn the Testing Criteria for rewriting, but in the meantime urge all developers and testers to make use of the new Video Optimizer tool ( without waiting for new testing criteria. Don’t be misled by the name change – it still delivers an extraordinary level of detail on data usage and power efficiency for any app, whether handling video or not, and enables you to easily see if your app is using more of your customers’ data allowance or battery power than it needs to. We recommend it.

AQuA News -June 2017

After an outwardly quiet few months, AQuA was back in exhibition mode at the London Apps World Evolution show last week.

 Our Executive Director, Martin Wrigley, was chairing keynote sessions, developer streams and speaking at the event.  The AQuA stand was busy throughout with Greg and Ruth and Martin talking to visitors who wanted to know more about AQuA’s testing criteria and best practice guidelines, and our new Security Testing Criteria in particular.


AQuA Round Table, Quality not just Testing

12 December

We were delighted to welcome AQuA Members to a captivating and extremely productive AQuA Round Table this October. On the day, there was standing room only, attended by Endorsed Members; VMC, China Mobile, CAICT and 360 Mobile Assistant and Members; BugFinders, Mubaloo and Qapitol QA to name but a few.


Accessibility, it shouldn't come last

23 November 2016

By Greg Jotham, Chief Quality Auditor at AQuA

If accessibility isn’t considered at the design stage of app development it will get left behind, and become difficult to implement later – so why isn’t it getting the consideration it deserves?


Celebrating the winners of the AQuA Quality Awards

19 October 2016

The AQuA Quality Awards came to an exciting conclusion this week in London, when the winners were announced live on stage at Apps World, in front of industry peers and press.


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