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Perforce Software Releases New P4Scout Application on Android


Real-time status information from the Perforce SCM system enables IT professionals to keep development moving

Wokingham, UK, October 20th, 2010Perforce Software is pleased to announce the availability of its P4Scout application for Android. P4Scout gives administrators of the Perforce Software Configuration Management (SCM) system real-time mobile access to server status information. In addition, project managers can see the work most recently submitted to the Perforce server. Previously available on the iPhone, this application is designed to run on an Android-based tablet or smartphone and is available for free from the Android Market.

Features of the P4Scout for Android include:

  • Server status: The status of each server identified is indicated by an icon next to the server name.

  • Server information: Click the server name to display details, including host and port, version, uptime, time remaining until licenses expire, and number of users (See Figure 1).

  • Review of recently submitted work: View a list of the most recent changelists (groups of files) that developers have submitted to the server.

  • Review of issue tracking information: View a list of the most recently updated jobs (issues or defects), as well as the complete history of work associated with that job.

“We developed P4Scout to address the need for organizations to access Perforce in real-time through a variety of devices,” explained Dave Robertson, VP International, at Perforce Software. “P4Scout was built using our pure Java API and demonstrates the portability of the many Perforce APIs.”

Availability & Pricing
P4Scout is available now for free at the Android Market. Developers interested in the Perforce SCM system are encouraged to download and evaluate Perforce free at This offer includes free technical support during evaluation.

Perforce pricing is all-inclusive; there are no add-on components that require licensing. End-user licenses for the complete solution, including one year of support and maintenance, start at $900 per seat; volume discounts are available. For additional price and license information, visit

About the Perforce SCM System
Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System, is an award- winning tool that versions and manages source code and digital assets for enterprises large and small. Perforce is easy to install, learn and administer; seamlessly handles distributed development; and supports developers across a large number of platforms. Perforce ensures development integrity by grouping multi-file updates into atomic changes, enables concurrent development, and intelligently manages multiple software releases using its Inter-File Branching system.

About Perforce Software
Founded in 1995, Perforce Software Inc. develops, markets and supports Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System. Perforce Software is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., and sells worldwide. The company has international operations in Europe, Japan and Australia. In addition to application software companies, Perforce customers represent a broad range of industries including game development, electronics, healthcare and financial services.

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