Nomad Device Lab is a shared community pool of internet-connected devices.
It is free to use for testing purposes by web and app developers.

The Lab is a collection of mobile devices that helps you do better mobile testing and build better products for a wider range of people. It's Cape Town’s answer to Clearleft’s Test Lab; a community device lab, organised by Steve Barnett of Naga. Read about what this device lab is about, or keep up to date with Open Device Labs around the world at Open Device

Contact the lab to make an appointment.

The Web and where it’s going

  1. Internet access across the world is increasing at a rapid pace. The change is especially noticeable with mobile devices. Many people have no fixed-line access to the web, instead relying on their mobile device. The web being used across a wider range of software and hardware than ever before.

  2. In order to provide the best product to users and clients, it’s necessary to design for and test across a wide range of platforms. Small screen devices with patchy network connectivity and lower-spec hardware are the most exciting and the most challenging of these. Mobile Operating System and browser emulators offer a reasonable way of testing layout, but can suffer from errors or differences in performance and behaviour from the real thing. The best way of testing is to get hands-on and use the site as your users will: on actual devices.

Nomad Device Lab

Nomad Device Lab is a travelling, curated, collection of mobile devices.
It helps you to do practical and efficient testing and better understand how your users experience your product.

Contact The Lab

Find out more about the lab or read some mobile statistics.