On the heels of its announcement that it would be providing remote testing support for software that runs on the Nokia mobile platform, DeviceAnywhere has launched a T-Mobile Virtual Developer Lab remote testing service designed to reduce the time and resources required to develop, test, monitor, and deploy applications and content for T-Mobile handheld devices.
The T-Mobile Virtual Developer Lab provides T-Mobile developers with access to real devices over the Internet. Developers can access some of the newest and most popular T-Mobile devices for testing and monitoring of their mobile applications from their desktop.
DeviceAnywhere is a online service that provides access to 1500 real handsets, on live worldwide mobile networks, remotely over the Internet, meeting all development, porting, testing, and monitoring needs. Unlike emulator/simulator-based solutions, DeviceAnywhere employs real, physical handsets -- so, anything that users can do with a device in their hands, they can do with the handsets in DeviceAnywhere in real-time. This includes tasks such as pressing device buttons, tapping on touch screens, connecting/disconnecting the battery, viewing the LCD, listening to ringers and speakers, and opening/closing a handset.
"In today's fast-paced move toward mobilization, developers need to have tools that will allow them to shorten the application development process across multiple devices," says T-Mobile's Venetia Espinoza. "With the T-Mobile Virtual Lab, developers can now more efficiently build next-generation mobile content."