Table Of Contents
-You Could Win $5,000 by Publishing Your App in the NAVTEQ® App Warehouse by April 30
-Enter Your Idea for an LBS App, Win Big Prizes in the European Satellite Navigation Competition
-Q1 2011 Updates to the NAVTEQ Virtual Developer Lab (VDL)
-New Q1 2011 Sample Data Now Available
-Partner Product Spotlight: POWERVR Insider SDK by Imagination Technologies®
-Top 10 Downloads for March: Bay Area and Chicago Sample Data, Showcase Cities Overview, Video on Adding Maps to Java Applications
-Augmented Reality White Paper Now Available
- Ask the NN4D: Answers to Your Technical Questions  
-NAVTEQ® App Warehouse "App of the Month"
-FAQs of the Month: App Warehouse Special Edition
-Media of the Month: NN4D at Game Developers Conference 2011
-Visit NN4D at Where 2.0 April 19 – 21
-NAVTEQ® Developer Day Events go to Bengaluru and New Delhi
-NAVTEQ Sponsoring BlackBerry World Conference Next Month
-TaxiStop Launches Beta Real-Time Taxi Ordering Service in the UK

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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

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.


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