UI-License, a Singapore-based startup that simplifies automated user interface testing for web applications, announced today that it has raised $ 1.5 million in pre-Series A funding. The round was led by Monk Hill Ventures and will be used to develop UI-Licensed’s product development and marketing teams.
Founded in 2016 by Xi Ling Tai and Eugene Chieh, the UI-licensee serves companies of all sizes, and its current clients include Daimler, Jones Lang LaSalle and technical recruitment platform Glines.
UI-Licensed ‘Chief Executive Officer, Tai said that around 90% of software teams worldwide rely on manual testing, which is both time-consuming and expensive. UI-licensees enable users to write pseudocodes, or test scripts in a language that is similar to plain English and therefore accessible to those with less programming experience.
Software teams can then schedule how often tests run. The UI-licensed ‘proprietary smart targeting test engine supports all browsers and allows the same script to run even when a web script’s user interface or underlying code changes. It also produces detailed error reports to reduce the time required to find and fix bugs.
Asked how the UI-license compares to other automated user interface testing solutions, Tai told ClearTips, “Coded solutions require a trained engineer to inspect the website’s code to write test scripts . The problem is that most software testers are not trained programmers, sometimes they may own marketing or sales teams. And when there is another code-solution that allows non-programmers to record their tasks and replay it, such tests quickly become obsolete as a UI. “
He said the selling point of a UI-license is that “it is designed to be accessible to anyone to automate UI testing and set error alerts without the need to know the code,” she said. “The UI-licensee also reduces the effort to maintain testing as the UI code changes with its smart targeting test engine.”
In a press statement, Monk’s Hill Ventures partner Justin Nguyen said, “Co-founders Xi Ling and Eugene have developed a product to address quality assurance issues that have harmed the software automation industry for decades, “Saying that” the team’s experience as software engineers. Has equipped them with technical knowledge and provides insight to create a simple and robust tool that allows users to automate testing and bug detection before committing For empowering testers. “