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Razurblade Labs Brings a Non-Profit Open Device Lab to Atlanta

April 9, 2013

The Atlanta-based ODL to Help Students, Developers

ATLANTA, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Razurblade Labs, a non-profit Open Device Lab (“ODL”) plans to open its doors to the public by July 30th, 2013 in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. The ODL is an initiative to bring awareness of development best practices and application testing to the developer community, as well as students who have a focus on Computer Science, Information Technology or Digital Design.As the demand for mobile and web applications continues to increase, so does the focus on user experience design, cross-platform solutions and responsive design. By testing applications on the physical devices in the ODL, developers and students can see how their applications function on multiple devices and how changes to aesthetics can improve the overall user experience per device. “Today every application needs to undergo extensive testing on various devices and multiple versions of operating systems before development to increase commercial success,” says Razurblade Labs founder Garth Lyerly, “if your application does not function correctly or suffers from excessive crashes on certain devices you lose market share and the visibility of millions of users.”Razurblade Labs plans to offer developers and students scheduled blocks of testing time so they can spend 1-8 hours at a time testing their applications or designs. Additionally, educational classes, meetup groups and hackathons will be held at the ODL for the public to learn more about the future of web, mobile, and social technology within a community-driven environment.Through partnerships and sponsorships Razurblade Labs expects to acquire at least 25 popular devices within 2-3 months while expanding to 60 devices by end of year. Such devices will include mobile phones, mobile tablets, gaming consoles, smart TVs and cutting-edge human-interactive components.

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About Razurblade Labs

Razurblade Labs strives to become the leading Open Device Lab (“ODL”) in the Southeast United States by 2014. Their mission is to educate students and developers alike on best practices, new devices and development methodologies to help prepare them for the future of technology. Razurblade Labs will offer educational classes, developer meetups and the opportunity for developers and students to reserve time for testing their native or cross-platform applications across multiple devices. For more information please visit

http://atlantaopendevicelab.org/

or follow Razurblade Labs on Twitter

@AtlantaODL

About LabUp!
Razurblade Labs is organized as part of a larger initiative created by Andre Jay Meissner called LabUp!. LabUp! is here to help people around the world in establishing non-profit Open Device Labs which helps others access a large number of mobile devices for testing, leading to an ultimate improvement of the mobile web and app experience both for developers and consumers.###

Media Contact:

Garth Lyerly Razurblade Labs, 8775549990, garth@atlantaopendevicelab.org

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