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"It has an interesting feature called AV box testing. A lot of companies that are in the OTT segment don't really understand what their streaming is like. They can't test for streaming quality. There are restrictions where you cannot simulate live streaming. For example, on Netflix, you can't simulate how a movie is being streamed on a remote device. That's why HeadSpin has got this AV box testing feature. It is a patented feature. They send an AV box to your location, and you can test live streaming, which is something that no other company does.""The most valuable feature of HeadSpin it's the integration with other solutions. It is great. I can search for an element or do a quick debugging on the application right on HeadSpin. It's very useful.""The technical support is really helpful because we can set up direct calls with them if we want to. We can use Zoom or Google Meet to interact with them directly, and if there is an issue in our system, they will help us by reproducing the issue in their machines and trying to figure out a solution. The support is really smooth, and we like that they're very supportive.""The most valuable features of the product are the performance parameters it gives us."

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"One of the good things about Perfecto is the scalability that it provides.""There are a whole bunch of things that I like about the solution, but I really love the interaction it has with mobile devices, the testing capabilities, as well as reporting capabilities that we get from the application. The reports are very detailed.""Their team is really great to work with. They're very flexible, and they always show care. They prioritize our work, our company, and our working relationship. I appreciate the ad hoc sessions that they schedule to provide help with troubleshooting, provide the information that we're looking for, or do a demo of a new feature that they have. They're always willing and very quick to get that scheduled for us. I appreciate that a lot.""The reporting feature is really tough to find in some of the other products that are competitors. Having your CITB type dashboard, where we can see the test results and see recordings of each test that passed or failed, is probably one of the distinguishing aspects of Perfecto."

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"HeadSpin could improve on the user interface because it is very poor. The checks that are done on the iOS devices are very difficult, but for Android, it runs great. For all iOS devices, the user interface and how it interacts with the device are very poor.""They should automate their onboarding. A lot of things are still manual. They can create a video assistant or something like that to completely automate the entire process.""Sometimes, devices go offline and some features are not functioning on some devices, specifically on iOS.""If you want to do some testing or check the devices manually or check the application in a particular device manually, it is really laggy. That's a disappointment because sometimes we would like to do manual testing when our local devices are not available."

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"Its performance should be improved. Anything to speed up the user interface would be a great help. We've had a lot of pain with their migration from a product UI that was based on Adobe Flash to the new product that is based on HTML5. Migrations like that seemed to be very painful and not a real smooth process. We're still sort of recovering from that migration from old technology to new, and we haven't got all the functionality ported over that we used to have on the old UI.""If we could run an accessibility test in Perfecto against builds, it would help us a lot. Currently, that's a very manual process for us. We haven't found a tool that can do accessibility scans for iOS and doesn't depend on engineering effort. Having a feature related to that would be really awesome for us.""I'm hoping they can support on-premises instances. We have been working on a JIRA integration with Perfecto—and I'm extremely impressed that they have that—but at this time they're not supporting onsite JIRA instances, which is what we have.""It does well for mobile testing, but when it comes to the web aspect, it is lagging a little bit in terms of execution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It has a yearly license. There is no other option. It is expensive. There are a lot of other cheaper players in the market, but it is like a Mercedes. You pay an extra premium for it, but you get the benefits. I would love to see them come up with project-based costing. Companies that are low on funds or new-age can do with pricing that is easily digestible. They can give them a pricing model for three months. They can provide a startup package."
  • "We have a yearly license for 16 devices."
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  • "I am not sure about its pricing, but from our perspective, licensing has been easy. Anytime I have new users or requests for users that want to get added, it's a very simple process. I just give the architectural owner of the product the name and email address, and they're able to easily add a new user. We don't have any issues in regards to getting licenses, but I don't have any insights into pricing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It has an interesting feature called AV box testing. A lot of companies that are in the OTT segment don't really understand what their streaming is like. They can't test for streaming quality. There… more »
    Top Answer:It has a yearly license. There is no other option. It is expensive. There are a lot of other cheaper players in the market, but it is like a Mercedes. You pay an extra premium for it, but you get the… more »
    Top Answer:There is definitely room for improvement in terms of marketing. Marketing is something that is not that great. If you look at some of the other companies in the space, they have a lot of published… more »
    Top Answer:The reporting feature is really tough to find in some of the other products that are competitors. Having your CITB type dashboard, where we can see the test results and see recordings of each test… more »
    Top Answer:Its performance should be improved. Anything to speed up the user interface would be a great help. We've had a lot of pain with their migration from a product UI that was based on Adobe Flash to the… more »
    Top Answer:We have a cross-section of mobile devices and web devices, and we use those for browser compatibility and device compatibility testing, as well as functional testing of several apps and websites. So… more »
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    Also Known As
    Perfecto Mobile, Perfecto Web
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    Overview

    HeadSpin is the world’s first Connected Intelligence Platform™ that provides Web, Mobile, IoT, and 5G solutions to unify testing, monitoring, and analytics across applications, devices, and networks. HeadSpin empowers development, QA, operations, and network teams to optimize connected experiences and ensure digital business success.

    Perfecto is the leading testing platform for web and mobile apps. Access the cloud for end-to-end testing from anywhere in the world. Test on real mobile devices, VMs, real Macs, and simulators and emulators. Achieve successful test automation of advanced scenarios at scale. Find bugs faster and earlier in the cycle. Robust test failure analysis and false-negative filtering allows you to identify real issues quickly. Automate testing from your CI and synch all your reporting in one place. Fix defects quickly with the industry’s most comprehensive rich test artifacts. Network virtualization and user simulation let you test like your users and reduce the chance of escaped defects. Extend test coverage and fully integrate with your entire toolchain. Perfecto makes continuous testing achievable with features including BDD & codeless automation, parallel test executions & bursting capabilities, open integrations with leading DevOps tools and automation frameworks, CI dashboards, heatmaps, rich artifacts collection, and ML-driven test analytics. See how the world’s leading digital enterprises are achieving more than 90% automation with increased test coverage and drastically-shortened test cycles. For more information about Perfecto, visit www.perfecto.io and follow us on Twitter at @PerfectoMobile

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    Sample Customers
    Zynga, Tinder, Pinterest, Akamai, Microsoft, Airbnb, Jam City, TMobile, Mozilla, CNN, Cognizant, Yahoo!, ebay, Quora, Walmart, Kohls, Telstra
    Virgin Media, Paychex, Rabobank, R+V, Discover
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
    REVIEWERS
    Large Enterprise100%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Mobile App Testing Tools
    June 2022
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    HeadSpin is ranked 5th in Mobile App Testing Tools with 4 reviews while Perfecto is ranked 4th in Mobile App Testing Tools with 4 reviews. HeadSpin is rated 8.0, while Perfecto is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HeadSpin writes "An advanced platform that provides visibility into the performance in the real world and enables us to test AV content". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Perfecto writes "As a bank, we cannot have defects in applications, and Perfecto is instrumental in achieving that". HeadSpin is most compared with Sauce Labs, BrowserStack, Katalon Studio, LambdaTest and AWS Device Farm, whereas Perfecto is most compared with BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, Appium, Digital.ai Continuous Testing and AWS Device Farm.

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