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m:lab Testing Center

iHub By Jessica Colaço / November 27, 2011

m:lab Testing Center Launches

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One of m:lab East Africa‘s core activities is to provide a software testing facility for mobile app developers to test their applications on as part of their development process. We believe this is catalytic to creating a mobile economy by adding the value of quality assurance for end users.

In the recent months we have worked to put together our testing facility and we are now glad to officially announce operations beginning Monday 28th November 2011. The testing facility is currently sponsored by the InMobi Global Ad Network.

m:lab Testing Center

The Testing Facility is equipped with a range of devices from Nokia, Samsung, BlackBerry, HTC, LG, and Huawei with more to come. These  devices run on a number of platforms including Symbian, Bada, Android, Windows Phone 7, and BlackBerry 6 and 7.

Any developers interested in using the m:lab testing facility can request to do so by sending an email to testing@mlab.co.ke.

Kindly also note the following:

ACCESS MODE

Developers will only be allowed to access devices in the m:lab testing facility for an hour per session. No devices will be allowed out of the testing facility at any given point in time.

COSTING

The charges are costed on an hourly access basis and is set at Kshs. 500.

Community Discounts

Developers falling under any of the following categories will enjoy a discounted access fee of Kshs. 300 per hour.

  1. iHub green and red members
  2. Students of University of Nairobi School of Computing and Informatics
  3. Students of eMobilis Mobile Technology Training Academy
  4. m:lab Alumni Trainees

Fee Waiver

Access to testing devices are free for the following category of developers

  1. m:lab incubation clients
  2. Current m:lab trainees (including alumni until 6 months after graduation)

Bonuses

Developers who integrate InMobi SDK’s and API’s in their apps get a 50% discount for as long as the InMobi sponsorship is in effect. This is regardless of their categorization above.

We have partnered with certain OEM’s to provide free testing bundles for developers. This is program is gradually being rolled out. If you have any enquiries on this kindly email the testing team on testing@mlab.co.ke.

Enterprise Testing

The m:lab Testing Center also caters for enterprise clients who may require a more structured testing program for their applications.

For any inquiries kindly email testing@mlab.co.ke.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


6 Comments
  • Patrick Kariuki at 13:39:32PM Monday, January 16, 2012

    Thank u 4 ur commitment to enlighten peaple

    Reply
  • ELVIS NYAMOLO at 16:26:44PM Monday, February 13, 2012

    I would wish to join the m:lab community
    What are the procedures involved
    Regards
    Elvis

    Reply
  • Stephen Baraza at 19:56:16PM Monday, February 27, 2012

    Wow! I love it. just can’t wait for the time to come to be trained on the same.

    Reply
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