m:Lab East Africa’s testing facility is one of a kind in East Africa. The platform range and number of devices is the facility is remarkably unique. With over one hundred mobile devices, the facility on Bishop Magua center caters for the mobile testing needs of the developer ecosystem. Several questions have been asked about the testing facility.
These are some of the frequently asked questions about the m:Lab’s testing facility:
Why is testing is important?
Mobile devices have a wide range of screen resolutions and platforms. This affects how a program runs on each device. Testing enables developers to analyse usability and functionality of the application across these various platforms.
Why test at m:lab East Africa?
As at 1st Dec 2012, m:lab East Africa testing facility has a total device count of 106 devices, (and growing) specifically dedicated for mobile applications testing.
How do I access testing at the testing facility?
To access testing services at the facility, send an email to [email protected], requesting for a specified time slot. Once the request is approved, the developer will have access to the testing services.
What platforms are available in the testing facility?
The facility is a host to Android, J2ME, BlackBerry, Windows, Bada and iOS mobile platforms.
What devices are contained in the testing facility?
Download a complete list of all the devices present in the facility List-of-Devices-in-the-Testing-Facility
How much will I pay to test at the m:Lab East Africa’s testing facility?
Courtesy of Qualcomm, the testing facility is accessible for free to all developers wishing to access testing services at the facility. Developers may reserve testing slots in blocks of 90 minutes per session. Read more on this HERE.
Can I borrow devices out of the testing facility? If yes, how do I do it?
Borrowing of devices out of the testing facility for field testing or overnight testing is only limited to the incubatees of m:lab East Africa. This is largely due to the demand for the devices against their limited number.