Q1 2011 Updates to the NAVTEQ Virtual Developer Lab (VDL)
The NAVTEQ Virtual Developer Lab (VDL) is powered by DeviceAnywhere and is a remote testing service enabling you to test your LBS apps on real handsets in live networks.
In Q1 2011, the service was updated with 55 new devices, and the VDL now has close to 100 GPS enabled devices for LBS app testing. Various smartphone models based on Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Symbian and Windows Mobile have been added. We also added about 20 GPS-enabled feature phones as well as a couple of Palm devices based on Web OS.
The new devices are located in DeviceAnywhere Test Centers in the U.S. and UK with a broad range of operators including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, O2, Vodafone and Orange.
The most popular devices for testing in the U.S. and UK are currently BlackBerry Bold, iPhone 3GS and Motorola Droid.
Developers can use the service for pre-certification testing or to test their apps on specific operator variants without physically having the real device in their hands. You can get more info and request access to the NAVTEQ VDL at www.nn4d.com/apptesting
What does it cost to use the service?
- All members of NN4D get five free testing hours and NAVTEQ App Warehouse partners up to 10 hours; NAVTEQ® App Warehouse partners get up to 10 hours, good for 21 days after setting up their profiles/accounts in the NAVTEQ VDL.
- After the initial free test hours, testing fees are heavily discounted – the monthly package access fee is currently only $50 + $14 / test hour.