Award-winning mobile development database from dotMobi now open for community input with read/write capability
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.
dev.mobi — the dotMobi Developer Forum — is the world's leading resource for cross-platform mobile development. Focused on ways developers can best exploit the mobile web and other technologies, the free dev.mobi forum makes a variety of style guides, discussion forums, articles, case studies and blogs available to its 18,000-plus members. dev.mobi also builds and distributes leading-edge mobile development tools like the ready.mobi site tester and DeviceAtlas, the world's largest database of mobile device attribute information. For more information, see http://dev.mobi.
dotMobi (the informal name of mTLD Top Level Domain Ltd.), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is leading the growth of internet use from mobile phones with the .mobi domain name. Unique among domain name providers, dotMobi ensures that services and sites developed around .mobi are optimized for use by mobile devices, so that on-the-go consumers can have confidence that a web site will work on their mobile phones when using a .mobi address.
dotMobi is backed by leading mobile operators, network & device manufacturers, and internet content providers, including Ericsson, GSM Association, Hutchison 3, Microsoft, Nokia, Orascom Telecom, Samsung Electronics, Syniverse, T-Mobile, Telefonica Moviles, TIM, Visa and Vodafone.
For more information on dotMobi domains and registration information, visit http://dotmobi.mobi. Visit the dotMobi blog at http://blog.mobi.
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A&R Edelman for dotMobi (US)
Edelman for dotMobi (Europe)
Headquartered in Dublin, dotMobi - a wholly owned subsidiary of Afilias Limited - is a worldwide leader in enabling the development & discovery of quality mobile content through innovative services, in turn helping businesses and individuals reach the world's billions of mobile phone users. dotMobi spurs mobile industry innovation by giving content providers the tools they need to ensure the Web will work on mobile phones with speed, accuracy and relevant content. (Learn More)
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