Thursday, January 19, 2012

NTT Docomo Teams with Accenture for Smartphone Content Testing

Accenture and NTT DOCOMO will begin offering a remote, self-verification operational testing service to DOCOMO-affiliated content providers for content (e.g. applications) developed for smartphones. The service will then be expanded to the broader smartphone market in Japan.

Accenture will establish and operate a remote test center at the University of Aizu in Fukushima Prefecture. Through the center, NTT DOCOMO will provide information on the devices, including the latest models, and a working network environment for the operational testing of software on the devices.

Currently, content providers must purchase the devices themselves in order to test their content under development for debugging purposes. But with the rapid introduction of a wide variety of smartphones and tablets (with different screen sizes, operating system versions, etc.), the cost of development, including the cost of purchasing the actual devices, has become a heavy burden for the developers.,jp