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DeviceAtlas Mobile Device Database Moves to Community-Driven Preview Release

  • Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2008
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  • Author: pradhana
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  • Filed under: Miscellaneous

dotMobi, the company behind dev.mobi -- the world's leading cross-platform mobile developer forum -- today announced a preview release of DeviceAtlas, version 2.0. With this release, the award-winning DeviceAtlas moves from a "read-only" database to a "read-write" version with the introduction of automated phone capability tests.

The thousands of developers who are already using the DeviceAtlas database, available at deviceatlas.com, will now be able to perform real-time testing of their mobile phones by visiting deviceatlas.mobi on their phone Web browsers. Every time someone runs a test via deviceatlas.mobi, the results will be published in the DeviceAtlas database.

"DeviceAtlas 2.0 gives the mobile Web developer community the ability to test devices in a highly structured manner with test results being captured immediately into the database. Structured tests produce the highest quality of device attribute information, and this produces ongoing improvements in the quality of the DeviceAtlas' data," said Paul Nerger, VP of Advanced Services and Applications, dotMobi.

Visiting the test site at deviceatlas.mobi, users can provide user agent details as well as add new device models and data directly into DeviceAtlas. This last feature marks DeviceAtlas' growth into a true community-driven product.

Trey Havin, CEO of dotMobi, said, "The database already is the largest and highest quality device database on the planet due to its tremendous amount of data from leading companies like Nokia, Vodafone, Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM), Argogroup, Volantis, Mobizoft and Zandan. These version 2.0 enhancements will ensure that developers can also help improve quality by filling in any holes to ensure DeviceAtlas allows the community to continue creating 'device aware' content with the most up-to-date information available."

More information on DeviceAtlas 2.0 -- including the free Web-based version and free, fully licensed version for developers -- is available at http://deviceatlas.com/. [FierceWireless/PR]

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