Telefonica Partners with DeviceAnywhere
DeviceAnywhere has announced the launch of the new Telefonica movistar Virtual Developer Lab (VDL) – a remote testing service designed to significantly reduce the time and resources required to develop, test, monitor, and deploy applications and content for Telefoncia handsets. The new Telefonica movistar VDL will be demonstrated by both DeviceAnywhere and Telefonica at Mobile World Congress, 2009.
Through DeviceAnywhere, Telefonica developers now have instant remote access to more than 60 mobile handsets using a simple desktop interface available via the Internet. Included in the package are the Nokia 5800, a new portable entertainment device which emphasizes music and multimedia playback; Samsung i900, a new touchscreen mobile phone based on the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system as well as a series of other popular devices including the Apple iPhone, the HTC HD and Blackberry 9000.
The Telefonica movistar Virtual Developer Lab is powered by DeviceAnywhere, a solution that provides convenient and cost-effective end-to-end solutions for mobile content development, monitoring, testing and deployment – enabling application developers to bring better content to market faster than ever before. Its unique Direct-to-Device technology is unparalleled in the mobile marketplace as it provides access to real handsets in live global networks, from anywhere. DeviceAnywhere currently supports more than 2000 devices on over 30 different carrier networks worldwide, with locations in the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Japan and now Spain. With the most extensive bank of real handsets in the market DeviceAnywhere is the only solution that:
• Employs real, physical handsets connected to live networks – Not emulator/simulators or other technologies that may control only a subset of the device functionality.
• Empowers users to interact with devices exactly as if they held the devices in their hands. 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.
• Pixel-by-pixel representations of LCD displays allows for accurate image and text matching – displaying exactly what the end-user would experience.
With the new Virtual Developer Lab, Telefonica is making offshore development much easier and providing their developers with a platform to efficiently create high quality mobile content while collaborating on projects, regardless of where they are individually situated. Developers worldwide can leverage the lab to create high quality mobile content and collaborate on real Telefonica handsets that are connected to live servers - not virtual devices or subsets of the device.
In addition to this partnership, DeviceAnywhere has expanded its operations into Spain with the establishment of a new mobile device data center in Madrid. DeviceAnywhere's global reach now offers remotely accessible handsets located in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, United States, and – now – Spain.
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