Here’s a little list of ressources than can become quite handy when you’re into development and UI/UX-design for mobile devices. I know that I left out some platforms like LiMo, Maemo or MeeGo — but for now let’s be happy with the following list 🙂
- Online-Demo for the T-Mobile G1 (aka HTC Dream and Google Dev Phone 1) running a very early version of Android. It’s not fully functional but gives you a rough idea of Android’s Look & Feel.
- The official Android SDK provides everything that is needed to start developing applications. Key-Feature of the whole package is the (almost) fully-functional Android Emulator.
- In case you want to get Android Market running on your emulator you should read Kumar Bibek’s quick How-To.
Symbian / S60
- Nokia’s official SDK for S60 contains an emulator along other tools.
- Carbride.ui is a special tool for theme-design.
- If you want to see some actual S60 devices in action go visit the official demos for the Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini.
- Blackberry offers a whole list of specific Device Simulators for each of their devices …
- They even provide a nice (but old) User Guide how to get the Simulator to run and how to use it.
iPhone OS + Palm Pre
- MobiOne claims to be the best iPhone and Palm Pre emulator on the market. In fact it’s not only an emulator but also provides tools for app developme nt.
- The iPhone Browser Tester will give you a rough impression how your website will look on an iPhone. You should use it with Safari for more accurate results.
Windows Phone / Windows Mobile
- Windows Phone Demo. No real interaction here but gives you an idea of how Win Phone looks and feels.
- Microsoft provides a Standalone Device Emulator for Windows Mobile 6. Just download and install it and link it with one of the Emulator Images.
- If you want to emulate Windows Mobile 6.5 you’ll have to download the whole Developer Tool Kit.