Introducing the Dotmobi Virtual Developer Lab. DotMobi has teamed up with MobileComplete to bring the Virtual Development Lab to ALL mobiForge users. Our open-ended promotion is simple: as a registered mobiForge user, all you have to do is follow our promotion link, register with our partner, MobileComplete, and you get 5 hours free live remote access to hundereds of devices. This is not emulation – this is the real thing!
This means you can test your sites and applications on pretty much any device you want. Each device on the DeviceAnywhere system has a real SIM, and a real connection with a real network operator. The clever folk over at MobileComplete have wired up every device interface – screens, keypads, joysticks, clickwheels, microphones, cameras and just about every other gizmo you can think of, so that you can manipulate the device from afar, and in every conceivable way, as if it was right in the palm of your hand. You can even remove batteries, insert data cables and flip clamshells. On top of this the Device Anywhere testing suite has a video recording and playback feature (separate to any native audio-video capability of the device which is of course accessible too!). This allows you to record your testing procedures and to make the most of your testing time, and produce demos.
The Virtual Device Lab offers an array of devices comprising a device test-suite most of us can only dream of. It offers the potential to tailor applications and sites for a much wider audience than might otherwise be possible. It's a really cool resource, it's free to try out, and it's most certainly worth a look in. More info is available here.