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One of the tough aspects of building software is testing whether it is accessible from everywhere and every device. Testing of a website or an app in one device is not enough to announce it as successful. Many devices have unique peculiarities which mean that the attractive new feature you developed simply may not work in them. To buy enough devices to cover the entire testing procedure would cost a lot of money, which may not be practical for most students, freelancers, or agencies.
Open Devices Labs contain a collection of real devices and provide developers and testers direct access to these devices. We, ODL SF is one such committed lab providing the much-needed help and encouragement to the dedicated developers and testers. Our aim is to support innovation in the field of technology by providing the right assistance. We help the emulators save a lot of money which can be used for other productive projects.
The beginning steps!
We launched with just twenty devices. Soon after our launch we started approaching manufacturers and other companies in the digital world who could help us with functional devices for testing. Most of our efforts turned fruitful, and we indeed got many suppliers. We can proudly say that within a year of our launch, the number of devices raised from 20 to 90.
Right from the beginning of our journey, our lab is bountifully supported by donations by common men as well. Many committed and technically aware individuals are donating their old and functional devices to our lab. We are highly indebted to the support of each and every one of you. Your generous act is what helps us grow!
Quality along with quantity is our motto
The number of the devices in our lab has been increasing steadily over the years. Our concentration is not just on the quantity, but the quality of our services as well. Excellent facilities for developers and testers not only in the case of availability of testing devices but also in all respects is what we are trying to provide.
Events for more exposure
We conduct regular events where enthusiasts from around the world get a chance to visit our lab and to know about our services in detail. All such events in the past have received wide acceptance and were graced by huge participation. Such initiatives played a crucial role in enhancing our exposure and increasing our brand value.
Our lab has gained vast popularity in the tech world, and more and more developers are now making use of our services. With such an increasing number of users, tracking our devices became a necessity for efficient management. We recently got a software installed by Wondersoft for easy tracking of our devices (based on their IMEI numbers). This far-sighted decision has helped us in further enhancing our efficiency as an open platform.
We have been featured on popular online sites like http://www.networkworld.com/, and it gave us the much-needed boost in the industry. We strive to continually improve our facilities to enhance the experience of the developers who choose us.