Not having the proper resources for technology can be a major obstacle for developers. Notre Dame’s new Mobile Device Lab solves this problem, creating a space for developers to test applications on a variety of smartphones, tablets, and laptops free of cost. The Lab is located in the OIT Academic Technologies offices in the basement of DeBartolo hall, B003. Students can use any of the devices while in the Lab. Staff and faculty can check out devices for up to one week. To inquire about device availability or ask any questions, email email@example.com.
Currently, the Mobile Device Lab offers:
- 14 smartphones running Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS, and iOS
- 9 tablets running Android, Windows 8, and iOS 7
- 2 laptops running Chrome OS and Windows 7
- Google Chromecast
- Unlocked GSM 3G Modems
The Lab is unique because it offers a wide spectrum of devices. It features both the most popular devices on campus and the newest devices on the market. These are often not the same. For example, while Apple’s iPhone is currently the most popular phone on campus, the 3rd most popular device is the LG Optimus S, a smartphone released in 2010 running Android 2.2 (Android 4.4 was just released). The Mobile Device Lab has both, along with 25 other devices. This creates a unique opportunity for mobile developers on campus to see how their applications run on the devices that students and faculty use most.
A complete listing of available devices is provided on the mobileND website. Additionally, the Lab is accepting donations of both new and used mobile devices.
The Mobile Device Lab exists to serve. Contact mobile ND at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit DeBartolo B003 to get started!