Reflect, a member of the Y Combinator Summer 2020 class, is building a tool to automate website and web application testing, making it much faster to get your site up and running without awaiting engineers to compose testing code, or for human testers to run the site through its speeds.
Business CEO and co-founder Fitz Nowlan says his startup’s objective is to enable business to have the ease of usage and benefit of manual screening, however the speed of execution of automated or code-based screening.
“Show is a no-code tool for developing automated tests. Normally when you alter your website, or your web application, you need to check it, and you have the choice of either having your engineers build coded tests to run through and ensure the correctness of your application, or you can work with human testers to do it manually,” he said.
With Reflect, you just teach the tool how to test your website or application by running through it when, and based on those actions, Show can develop a test suite for you. “You enter your URL, and we fill it in an internet browser in a virtual device in the cloud. From there, you just utilize your application just like a typical user would, and by utilizing your application, you’re informing us what is essential to test,” Nowlan described.
He includes, “Show will observe all of your actions throughout that whole interaction with that whole internet browser session. And then from those actions, it will boil down that down into a repeatable device executable test.”
Nowlan and co-founder Todd McNeal started the company in September 2019 after spending 5 years together at a digital marketing startup near Philadelphia, where they experienced issues with web screening first-hand.
They introduced a complimentary variation of this item in April, simply as we were starting to feel the full force of the pandemic in the U.S, a point that was not lost on him. “We didn’t want to postpone any longer and we just felt like, you understand you got to get up there and swing the bat,” he said.
Today, the business has 20 paying consumers, and he has actually found that the pandemic has actually helped speed up sales in some circumstances, while slowing it down in others.
He states the remote YC experience has actually been a favorable one, and in fact he could not have actually taken part had they had to appear in California as they have households and homes in Pennsylvania. He says that the remote nature of the existing program forces you to be completely engaged psychologically to get the most out of the program.
“It’s simply a bit more mental work to prepare yourself and to have the mental energy to remain secured for a remote batch. But I think if you can get over that initial hump, the information flow and the understanding sharing is all the same,” he stated.
He states as technical founders, the program has actually helped them concentrate on the sales and marketing side of the formula, and taught them that it’s more than developing an excellent product. You still need to go out there and offer it to build a company.
He says his short-term objective is to get as many people as he can utilizing the platform, which will help them fine-tune their capability to automate the test building. For beginners, that involves recording activities on-screen, however with time they plan to layer on machine learning which needs more data.
“We’re going to focus mainly over the next six to 12 months on growing our consumer base– both paid and overdue– and I truly indicate that we desire people to come in and create tests. Even if they [ utilize the complimentary item], we’re taking advantage of that development of that test,” he said.
Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.