Mobile handsets are like snowflakes, no two models perform in the same way and require developer adjustments. So how does developer of mobile content from ringtones to games, news, to viral videos. How do programmers know if their games or WAP sites will look consistent across all phone manufacturer models, OSs, and carriers? The savvy ones use Mobile Complete’s Device Anywhere service. Mobile Complete works with the OEMs to get every handset released on each carrier, hard-wires each handset to circuit boards, then cybers-up the phone to be controlled remotely by subscribing developers.
When using Device Anywhere, software developers and testers not only see how things render on the “virtual phone,” they can turn it on and off, remove and re-insert the battery to simulate a reboot, and watch how mobile Web pages render, or how a user exits a carrier deck. Basically, anything a phone can do, Device Anywhere can do.
Cost and terms of subscription vary, but not everyone can afford to buy one of every handset on the market, and then re-buy every handset when it’s refreshed just two weeks later.