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February 4, 2013

Free Mobile Testing using Keynote Device Anywhere

Mobile usage is sky rocketing. All the organizations started developing mobile apps, transforming their websites as responsive design. It is much vital to validate the functionally and non-functionality aspects of mobile native apps, hybrid apps, and mobile websites.

In this blog post, we will see how to test real mobile devices for free. DeviceAnywhere Free from Keynote is free online tool to validate mobile web content on real mobile devices from anywhere – at any time.

Keynote Device Anywhere is a patented Direct-to-Device technology which helps to validate real mobile devices from anywhere. It gives you state-of-the-art mobile testing.

We will see how to test real devices using DeviceAnywhere Free platform. Actually, DeviceAnywhere comprises of three different products: DeviceAnywhere Free, DeviceAnywhere Developer, and DeviceAnywhere Enterprise.

How to test mobiles using DeviceAnywhere Free?

Step 1

Navigate to http://www.keynotedeviceanywhere.com/

Step 2

Click on Learn More under DeviceAnywhere FREE as shown below.

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Step 3

Click on Get Started button to continue with the registration.

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Step 4

Fill in all the mandatory details and click on Submit.

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Step 5

Once your email id gets confirmed with Keynote, navigate to http://portal.keynotedeviceanywhere.com/account/login/page to login into console.

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Step 6

Below is the home page of Keynote DeviceAnywhere FREE console.

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In the left side, you could see the devices such as iPhone, Motorola, Samsung, Nokia etc. Each devices has a signal, green represents the device is available.

In the right side, you could see the options to validate different aspects of mobile such as Text/Entry, Restart/Wake-up, Orientation etc.

Before you start testing, you need to acquire the device. Just click on the device to acquire. Here I am going to acquire Apple iPhone 4S. Then click on Acquire Device button as shown below.

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Once the device acquired, you have 10 minutes of time to test your applications. You can hold Shift key to swipe left/up/right/down. Below is the screen shot of our website QAInsights which I launched in iPhone 4S.

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Click on View Screens button to view the screenshots captured during the test.

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Once you done with the testing, click on Release Device button. Keynote Device anywhere is hosted in cloud, so it is possible to test your application from anywhere quickly. Device Anywhere Developer version has 1000+ real devices for 3 hours trial.

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About NaveenKumar Namachivayam

Hi there! is a passionate and experienced Performance Test Analyst based in Chicago, USA with skill sets in Manual Testing, Test Automation, Performance Testing, and Test Estimation. He loves to learn and experiment new trends and models in Software Testing. Please stop by at his personal blogs: Excel Blog, DealsBrook, NaveenKumarN.in, and Affiliate Insights blog and Software Testing Memes.

3 Comments on “Free Mobile Testing using Keynote Device Anywhere

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February 8, 2013 at 12:05 am

Very informative. Please keep sharing stuff like this.

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QAInsights
May 19, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Thanks 🙂 I do always (:

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