Desktop Software

Even with the tremendous rise in mobile and web apps, desktop applications remain the foundation of most home and office environments. With so many operating systems, platforms, languages and environments to validate, desktop application developers face a range of challenges as they assess the quality of their application.

With our in-the-wild digital testing approach, Applause is uniquely positioned to help you design and deliver a high quality experience from setup, onward.

What We Offer

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Testing On Real Computer Setups

Your desktop application needs to perform outside the firewall of your test lab and in the world of outdated workstations and near-obsolete laptops. Work with real testers on real computers around the world, with a variety of hardware configurations to ensure your application can run in any environment.

Testing On Diverse Platforms

Does your app work as well on Mac OS X or Windows 10 as it does for people still on Windows XP? With unified platforms and seamless experiences between desktop and mobile devices, today’s developers have new challenges to confront. With access to more than 2.4 million desktops and devices through our global community, Applause provides the real-world verification that your application always works the way you intended it to.

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The Right Testing Mix

Applause offers a full range of research, usability and testing solutions to cover your desktop testing needs. We can help you set up a strategy that provides any combination of test automation and manual functional testing that is right for your business.


In-the-Wild Testing


Lab environments are places of perfect connectivity, limited devices and up-to-date operating systems. Sadly, that’s not the world your application is going to encounter outside the walls of your test lab.

Applause’s in-the-wild testing ensures your desktop application works well in real world situations:

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On Real Devices

Emulators and simulators simply don’t cut it. Real-world desktops and laptops with a range of applications and downloads aren’t clean, well-maintained systems. But to house all the devices you would need for testing, you would need unlimited space and an astronomical budget. With the Applause community, you have access to real computer setups around the world.

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On a Range of Devices

Even your desktop application needs to be tested in a mobile environment, and the number of mobile devices with different operating systems grows exponentially by the day. With over 2.4 million device and OS combinations available through the Applause community, we have device coverage covered.

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On-Location

Connectivity changes with network and ISP changes,, but you can’t mimic those fluctuating conditions in a lab. With our worldwide testing community of over 250,000 testers, we can give you real results, from anywhere in the world.

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On a Range of Software

Not everyone regularly updates their operating system, so your testing plans need to encompass the old and the new to make sure your applications performs well on all OSs. We can match your test team members by any combination of hardware and software you need.

Find Out What It Costs

Getting Started with Applause is more affordable than you might think. Contact us to discover how Applause can help you test your desktop software.

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"Allowing my teams to have dedicated access to a platform, a single point of contact where they can run and execute testing before submission to the store ensures the best quality of our product prior to release."

- Guillaume Clement,
EVP of Engineering, Dailymotion

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