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BrowserStack Launches Geolocation Testing Platform


Mobile app testing platform BrowserStack has just introduced geolocation testing, enabling support for global IP addresses, in addition to GPS on real devices. The new IP and GPS geolocation capabilities enable testing of websites and mobile apps from different locations around the world on over 1,200 browsers and devices, with no setup, configuration or maintenance required. Geolocation, embedded into websites or apps, allows businesses to offer services or marketing to customers based on their location. Websites typically detect users location using IP geolocation, while apps generally use GPS. Geolocation testing is intended to allow businesses to verify the functionality of their location-based user scenarios across target markets to ensure their websites or apps behave as expected for all users. Some challenges businesses face in this regard include access to worldwide locations on demand; the overhead of fragmented tooling and internal operations; compromising speed and accuracy. “At BrowserStack, we are committed to equipping teams with end-to-end tools and capabilities, all in one place, to test and deliver quality at scale,” said Praveen Umanath, senior product manager at BrowserStack. “Geolocation testing has historically been a pain point, especially across a wide range of browsers and devices. With this release, all your geolocation testing needs are now covered.”