m:lab Testing Center Launches

By Jessica Colaço
  Published 27 Nov 2011
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m:lab Testing Center Launches
One ofm:lab East Africa's core activities is to provide a software testing facility for mobile app developers to test their applications on as part of their development process.We believe this is catalytic to creating a mobile economy by adding the value of quality assurance for end users. In the recent months we have worked to put together our testing facility and we are now glad to officially announce operations beginning Monday 28th November 2011. The testing facility is currently sponsored by theInMobi Global Ad Network.
The Testing Facility is equipped with a range of devices from Nokia, Samsung, BlackBerry, HTC, LG, and Huawei with more to come. These devices run on a number of platforms including Symbian, Bada, Android, Windows Phone 7, and BlackBerry 6 and 7. Any developers interested in using the m:lab testing facility can request to do so by sending an email to [email protected]. Kindly also note the following: ACCESS MODE Developers will only be allowed to access devices in the m:lab testing facility for an hour per session. No devices will be allowed out of the testing facility at any given point in time. COSTING The charges are costed on an hourly access basis and is set at Kshs. 500. Community Discounts Developers falling under any of the following categories will enjoy a discounted access fee ofKshs. 300 per hour.
  1. iHub green and red members
  2. Students of University of Nairobi School of Computing and Informatics
  3. Students of eMobilis Mobile Technology Training Academy
  4. m:lab Alumni Trainees
Fee Waiver Access to testing devices arefree for the following category of developers
  1. m:lab incubation clients
  2. Current m:lab trainees (including alumni until 6 months after graduation)
Bonuses Developers who integrate InMobi SDK’s and API’s in their apps get a 50% discount for as long as the InMobi sponsorship is in effect. This is regardless of their categorization above. We have partnered with certain OEM's to provide free testing bundles for developers. This is program is gradually being rolled out. If you have any enquiries on this kindly email the testing team on [email protected]. Enterprise Testing The m:lab Testing Center also caters for enterprise clients who may require a more structured testing program for their applications. For any inquiries kindly email [email protected].
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