If you’ve done any Android targeted development, you’ve had the experience of getting your app out only to realize that your app looks terrible on a device you didn’t consider testing. Maybe nobody you know has it. Maybe you thought it would work alright because it works on a similar device. But it’s embarrassing, gets you bad reviews early out the gate, and frankly is a hard problem to combat. You can’t own every device.
Which is why I’m excited that Motorola Mobility is up to something really cool with their sponsor booth at MAX this year. Instead of merely showing off their latest and greatest device, they are setting up a test lab in their space. The test lab will do 3 things:
- Let you test your device on Motorola devices
- Help you get your app on the Android Market (They’ll cover the developer license)
- Potentially aid you in marketing via Motorola Mobility
All in all this is a great opportunity to get some help from an actual device manufacturer with tons of experience in bringing mobile apps to market. It’s tough for a lot of us who are lone mobile developers to get this type of feedback. All you have to do is stumble* into the Motorola Booth at MAX to get it.
This past year I’ve had the great pleasure of traveling with some of folks at Motorola Mobility during their tour for the Motorola XOOM. They’re a great bunch of people to work with, and they have the same passion for their community that we at Adobe do for ours. They’re a great fit here.
This is an awesome opportunity; I recommend that if you’re at MAX you take them up on it.
To find out more, check out the MAX Blog: MotorolaMobility@MAX.
* You can also walk, jog, stride, hop, roll, shuffle, or dance into the Motorola Mobility Booth for the same treatment. Swaggerers need not apply.