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Our Devices

Check out our device inventory.
Have a spare device or two? Contact us we would love to give it a new home!


Lab Sponsors

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the sponsors of the Open Device Lab


The Project

The fragmentation of operating systems and browsers as well as the diversity of internet-enabled devices makes it impossible for the majority of developers to personally own a representative collection of test devices. Nevertheless, quality assurance across real devices is a must to ensure a pleasant user experience, sufficient stability and security.

Open Device Labs (ODLs, #ODL) are a grass roots community movement. They establish shared community pools of internet connected devices for testing purposes of web and app developers. In result, ODLs lead to an ultimate improvement of the web & app experience both for developers and for consumers.

Many designers and developers have iPhones or very recent Android smartphones. Testing is often done on a developer's phone or in their desktop browser using spoofed user agents and device simulators, which is great for day-to-day development, but you should test on a wider range of real, physical devices that represent what your users will be using when they visit your site or use your app. Bugs and edge cases can be missed during development, if you don't test on the devices that your users are actually using.

The Fort Wayne Open Device Lab strives to maintain a collection of devices that drive the most traffic to sites and apps, as well as some older devices that can be problematic to develop for (particularly older Androids and Blackberries). In addition to mobile devices, the lab would like to provide desktop computer and SmartTV platforms to test on.


Lab Sponsors


Devices

DEVICE OS VERSION SCREEN SIZE DONATED BY
Phone 4 IOS 7.1 640 × 960 Retina Brian Rowe
iPod 4th Gen IOS 6.0 640 × 960 Retina Brian Rowe
LG Optimus Android 2.2.2 320 x 480 Brian Rowe
Samsung Galaxy Stellar Android 4.1.2 480 x 800 Brian Rowe
Nextbook Tablet Android 4.1.1 1024 X 768 Brian Rowe
Kindle Fire 2 Android Based on 4.0.3 1024 x 600 Aaron Hockemeyer
Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Windows Phone 8 480 x 800 Brian Rowe
HTC P4300 Windows Windows Mobile 5 240 x 320 Brian Rowe
Blackberry Curve 8530 Blackberry 5.0 240 x 320 Anonymous
Blackberry Curve 9330 Blackberry 6.0 240 x 320 Brian Rowe

Visit Us

Map

We are still working on finding a permeant home for the device lab. If you know-of, or have a space available for the lab to use. Let us know.

Until a permeant home for the Fort Wayne Open Device Lab is found, the lab will operate as a "Mobile Lab". If you would like to use the lab, contact us and the lab can be borrowed at your location for testing.

Are you heading up a local developer conference or hackathon, let us know and you can barrow the lab for the event.

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Donate Your Dusty Device

A helpful new use for your old internet connected device.
Consider donating it to the Fort Wayne Open Device Lab!

Dontate Your Dusty Device

The Fort Wayne Open Device Lab is proud to be part of the larger Open Device Lab initiative headed by Open Device Lab and LabUp! The Open Device Lab has launched the global campaign "DYDD" – Donate Your Dusty Device. If you have old internet connected devices laying around, consider donating them to an Open Device Lab. Open device labs are open for developers to use, to test their web sites and mobile apps so the end experience is better for all of us!

If you would like to donate a device, follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Send us a email at dydd@fwdevicelab.com to let us know it's coming.
  2. Package the device up for shipment, or make arrangements with us to have it dropped off or picked up.
  3. Feel the satisfaction that your old device has a new life and is helping contribute to a better user experience for all of us.

Send devices to:
Fort Wayne Open Device Lab
8902 Airport Drive
Suite A
Fort Wayne, IN 46809


Contact Us

If you are interested in using, helping, sponsoring, or contributing to the device lab get in-touch with us. The more people and companies that are involved, the more valuable the open device lab becomes as a resource for the community.