DeviceAnywhere has unveiled its Forum Nokia Virtual Developer Lab (VDL), a remote testing service designed to reduce the time and resources required to develop, test, monitor, and deploy applications and content for mobile devices. The on-line service supports the most popular devices running on the Nokia Series 40/S60 platforms. DeviceAnywhere is a technology that lets developers collaborate on one project regardless of differing geographic locations.
"The mobile ecosystem mandates that OEMs deliver handsets that create seamless, unique end-user experiences -- and for a world-class, global leader like Nokia, this is particularly important," said Faraz Syed, co-founder of DeviceAnywhere. "The added value of DeviceAnywhere will empower Forum Nokia developers to remotely access Nokia's most popular devices, as well as collaborate with colleagues worldwide to produce higher-quality content for Nokia's customers."
Through the Forum Nokia Virtual Developer Lab, developers currently have access to more than 40 of Nokia's most popular devices available both in Europe and the United States -- with new devices continuously added. Some of Nokia's most popular in-market devices that are currently available through the VDL include the Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism, the Nokia N81 and the new, slim-formed Nokia 5310 XpressMusic. A Series 40 device, the flash-enabled Nokia 5310 XpressMusic is one of the most sophisticated music phones on the market, featuring Bluetooth stereo, memory expansion card slot and music playback buttons.
Once registered, users are able to access Forum Nokia devices within the Virtual Developer Lab, press buttons, view LCD displays, and listen to ringers and speakers. Additional DeviceAnywhere features -- such as monitoring and test automation -- are also available on all Forum Nokia Virtual Developer Lab handsets, empowering users to more efficiently create better applications and content for the marketplace.