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Monday, April 14, 2008

Device Anywhere and Mobile Banking

Need to test your mobile banking application?
I recently had the pleasure of working with the Device Anywhere solution from Mobile Complete and I must tell you - it is AMAZING. In fact, the only time I got frustrated was when I discovered that they're a privately held company (i.e. preventing me from owning stock.) Their primary investors are Motorola Ventures and France Telecom’s venture subsidy, Innovacom.

Here's the scoop -

Anyone in the world with an internet enabled computer can dial into the Device Anywhere product from the comfort of their home or office. Once in the product you select the handset you want to test and the carrier of your choice. In all you can choose from 24 different packages (carrier/region combo) and for the top 5 U.S. carriers you have access to 250+ devices. And please note, I'm not talking about emulating 250 devices. When you dial in you are working on an actual handset - see below.

Image compliments of www.spuggy.co.uk

Now, what would you expect to pay for this service? $20,000...$15,000...$10,000? The fact is that you can access the service today for as little as $200 a month. This allows you 10 hours of testing, and if you need a little more time then you just pay as you go. Now, granted 10 hours will not cover extensive use-case testing across multiple carriers, but do the math - even that is fairly reasonable.

Anyway, I'm not a paid spokesperson but I have become a raving fan. Check them out and for great service ask for Troy Green (650)655-6455.

1 comment:

Dilip said...

There is an interesting talk called "Global Mobile" at Stanford Univ. on Oct 21st, where Device Anywhere's CEO and founder is presenting. This may be a good venue for some of you to ask him some questions and learn about the technology. Goto www.vlab.org for more details.