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 (with GPS signal) in live networks. You get access to the market’s most popular GPS devices – all in one place.
During June-July 2011, we have cleared out some old GPS devices that were not being used for testing anymore and added 17 new devices − based in the DeviceAnywhere Test Center™ in the UK and San Mateo (CA) − to the NAVTEQ VDL. The new devices are listed in the table below and cover:
- Two new tablets from BlackBerry® and HTC®
- 11 of the latest Android™ phones from HTC, LG®, Motorola®, Pantech®, Samsung® and Sony Ericsson®, including the very cool Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY (perfect for creating new, advanced 3D games based on NAVTEQ® 3D visual content)
- Two new Windows® Phone 7 devices
- New HP® smartphone based on HP webOS®
- Java ME®/BREW® feature phone from Motorola
Free Testing Hours for NN4D Members
Did you know that all members of NN4D get five free testing hours, good for 21 days after your profile/account has been set up in the NAVTEQ VDL? NAVTEQ® App Warehouse partners even get up to 10 hours. After the initial free test hours, NN4D members benefit from heavily discounted testing fees.
Read more and request access to the NAVTEQ VDL at www.nn4d.com/apptesting.
Getting Started Guide
The NAVTEQ VDL covers in total approximately 120 GPS-enabled devices for LBS app testing.
To help you get started, we have created a quick “Getting Started Guide” that takes your through the steps of requesting access to the service, logging into your account, downloading and setting up the DeviceAnywhere Studio, booking test slots, uploading your app, performing various tests and how to get support. (Note: A free NN4D developer account may be required to download the guide. Not registered? Click here to sign up in seconds!)
Download Getting Started Guide
Here’s what others are saying about DeviceAnywhere: http://www.deviceanywhere.com/testimonials.html
Please check out our companion article, "NAVTEQ Virtual Developer Lab – Webinar on Mobile App Development Testing" to find out more information.
Seventeen new devices added to NAVTEQ VDL: