AQuA News

2019 - New phase for AQuA

AQuA moves to volunteer run basis

After a couple of years when the AQuA team members were diverted off to other roles (often involving GDPR and privacy) it has become time to move AQuA to a new phase.

From 2019 AQuA will no longer be a membership organisation, but will switch to a voluntary run basis.  The knowledge base that has been gathered over the years will be maintained, and added to on an occasional basis.  We have a major piece of work on App security testing close to publication.

The AQuA resources will be remain available for download, the test criteria still on offer for testers to use, but the Quality App Directory will be de-commissioned.

In the years since the organisation started, the App industry has changed and evolved very rapidly, as has the capabilities of the mobile devices.  The AQuA team are proud to have been part of this journey, and thank everyone who has supported the mission of helping to improve the quality of Apps in the market.  We look forward to see where things go next with great interest.

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Because the new tool’s output is different and more sophisticated, we have temporarily withdrawn the Testing Criteria for rewriting, but in the meantime urge all developers and testers to make use of the new Video Optimizer tool ( without waiting for new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.


Release your apps into Chinese market

28 September 2016

AQuA Endorsed Members CAICT SmarterApps along with top Chinese developer 360 Mobile Assistant are offering Android developers an opportunity to expose their apps to the Chinese market.

Working with CAICT SmarterApps, developers will have access to app localization services such as translation, development, optimization, testing and then final launch to the Chinese Android Market.


Vote for your winner of the Best Contribution to Quality Award

28 September 2016

We’re delighted to announce the finalists for the Best Contribution to Quality Award 2016:

  • Appytest
  • DMI
  • Infostretch
  • Mobven
  • Our Mobile Health
  • QArea
  • QApitol QA
  • VMC

Now it is down to you, the AQuA community to vote for your overall winner.

Who do you think sets the benchmark for their contribution to mobile app quality?


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