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Testing websites on mobile devices

Hi,

Is there any software I can use to emulate a PDA for testing website layouts?  Just had a client who wants his site to work on PDA, and we don't have any handheld devices available at the moment.

Any suggestions appreciated

cheers
surreal
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
 
 
also if anyone has links to any good resources for design considerations for mobiles (screen sizes, etc) would be a help...

cheers
surreal
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
 
 
You need to find out the specific device your client wants to use.  The form factor and screen size will constrain how you develop for him.

Microsoft does offer standalone versions of PocketPC and CE emulators.  I don't know if they are available for free download.  One caveat: they are extremely slow, about 1/4 the speed of a Dell Axim of two years aglo.  We found that downloading each build to a handheld device itself & debugging from that is a far better way to develop.

Why not tell your client to give you one of his products?  Then you can get Pocket Controller by SOTI and actually run on the device while controlling it from your pc.
Karl Perry Send private email
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
 
 
It depends completely on the type of device you want to use.  Google wurfl and the hide under your bed because it's a huge pain.
KC Send private email
Thursday, October 26, 2006
 
 
Visual Studio has device emulators. You can also probably download emulators from Sun for JME developement. Basically, start looking at mobile development toolkits from each vendor for more options. For example, if you want to simulate a blackberry device who better to contact than the blackberry people themselves?
anon
Thursday, October 26, 2006
 
 
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Thursday, October 26, 2006
 
 

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