LabUp! is here to help people around the world in establishing nonprofit Open Device Labs which helps others access a large number of mobile devices for testing, leading to an ultimate improvement of the mobile web & app experience both for developers and consumers.
LabUp! helps you get your ODL up & running in hopefully much less of your precious free time, with less or no budget. For free. Find out how
Why not do it yourself?
You are welcome to just open an ODL - that´s what we´re after. As we want you to succeed we organized some help
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ODLs help developers around the globe to optimize content on YOUR devices. Please contribute and help our mission
The purpose of LabUp! is to help your nonprofit ODL get off the ground and to continuously support it. Participating in LabUp! is free of cost. The only requirement is that your ODL must provide a free service to the developer community. No-brainer, right?
These are our goals:
Provide useful information how to get your lab off the ground by direct communication and frequent newsletters
Provide a central point of contact to device manufacturers and encourage and facilitate the donation of needed devices to your labs
Help to create and provide useful Software for ODLs
Future plan 1: build a simple marketplace for individuals to donate hardware to be used at a first-come first-serve basis by all participating ODLs. (Help wanted! Please contact us if you can support setting that up!)
Future plan 2: raise a fund for people to donate money, to help ODLs buy devices from manufacturers that are not sponsoring the idea of ODLs. (Help wanted! Please contact us if you can support raising that fund!)
Your improvement missing here? Wanna sponsor? Please contact us.
Applying for LabUp! is easy: just fill out this form and we'll get back to you.
There are a number of great resources on the web that should help you get started. We are sharing our findings here - if you find something to be missing, please let us know so we can add it to the list!
Open Device Labs help developers around the globe to optimize content for consumption on YOUR devices, effectively optimizing the experience for YOUR customers! With thousands of mobile devices out on the markets it is impossible for developers to purchase all of the devices they need. Open Device Labs are going to play an important role in the future.
You want to help us help others help you? Great. It´s not only about seeding free devices - it´s also about easing your work in having a central point of contact instead of dealing with a growing number of device labs around the world.
We´re also looking for sponsors of WiFi-Equipment, Device-Stands, Accessories (e.g. replacement batteries) and Telcos (e.g. SIMs with data plan).
Please contact us at: sponsor (at) lab-up (dot) org
"If device manufacturers want people to develop applications and websites that work on their devices, then it's in their best interests to get those devices in developers hands. The best and easiest way to get the devices in their hands is through a community lab." Shaun Dunne, London Device Lab
We founded LabUp! because we want to help improve the web.
Anybody is welcome to contribute and help us help others.
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