What is an Open Device Lab anyway?

An open device lab is a collection of mobile phones, tablets and other devices that people can use to access the Internet. The devices are provided by the community, for the community, to help everyone have access to a range of devices for testing their websites and apps.

Why have it?

Testing websites across different platforms and devices helps ensure the sites are accessible and functional, no matter how people access them. Same goes for testing your app over all device and operating system versions. With the growing number of devices and form factors, it can be challenging and costly to maintain an up-to-date collection for testing. That’s where the device lab comes in.

Who can use it?

The lab is open to anyone who needs it to test their web or app projects: developers, startups, students, you name it. All you need to do is get in touch with us and schedule a time to come in.

Who’s behind all this?


Buzz from the lab

The Lab visits World Usability Day Jyväskylä with brand new SC5 Device Wall

  • 2014-11-13
  • 12:18

SC5 Device Wall arrived at the Lab and almost immediately paid a visit to World Usability Day Jyväskylä on November 13th.

The grand opening coming on April 23th 1 pm

  • 2014-03-28
  • 15:55

The lab will have an official opening ceremony on 23th of April 2014 at 1–4 pm. Please, tell us if you are coming.

Come visit the lab and see how you can test your web applications on a variety of real devices. As a bonus, you can enjoy the snacks and might win yourself a Kettle Barbecue!

Easter bunny paid an early visit to lab.  It had whole a lot of Nokia handsets in it's basket.

Easter bunnies bearing Nokias

  • 2014-03-20
  • 15:20

Nokia was the first mobile device vendor to respond to our requests. Today an easter bunny (wearing Itella uniform) paid a visit. And oh boy, what she had in her basket. That's

  • Nokia C6
  • Nokia E6
  • Nokia 701
  • Nokia C5
  • Nokia X7-00
  • Nokia N97
  • Nokia Asha 303
  • Nokia Asha 310
  • Nokia Asha 501
  • Lumia 800
  • Lumia 900
  • Lumia 820
  • Lumia 920
  • Lumia 525
  • Lumia 925

Early lab setup: two stands with various devices
                and a laptop running Ghostlab.

Look mom! We've got a lab!

  • 2014-02-12
  • 16:40

Lab now has a few devices, pair of stands and a laptop to run Ghostlab. Device stand on the left side, with old iPad on it, is http://devicelab.vanamco.com/ and on the right side, with Lumia 520, Huawei Ascend P6 & Asus Nexus 7, is the first prototype of SC5 Device Stand™. Laptop in the middle is running Ghostlab proxying a websapp to desktop browser and all the devices. All the stuff is hooked to SC5 Device Lab WLAN (that Airport on the windowsill) which is dedicated for lab devices and visitors.

Now we are more ready than ever. But you still have to wait a bit for the grand opening ceremony. Stay tuned.

Furnishing the lab

  • 2014-01-31
  • 14:30

Lab space now has the very basic furniture: Table, chairs, electricity and open WiFi. We did a slight pivot with the device stands, changed material and design. That paid back and we now have a provider working with first prototypes. Really looking forward to see how our super secret (well, not for long, I guess) design works in practice.

Lab space, we've got it

  • 2014-01-07
  • 12:30

SC5 has a new, significantly more roomy, office at Jyväskylä in an atmospheric old plywood factory office building. That means we now can have a dedicated space for Open Device Lab Jyväskylä. It turned out not to be all that easy to get a carpenter to build device stands. Lets see how it turns out. Do we need to the carpentry ourselves or will something else pop up.

Coming soon!

  • 2013-12-17
  • 12:05

The lab is coming together. We'll have a lab space in january 2014. Now we are sketching device shelfs and figuring out how thigs will lay out. Stay tuned… And while you wait, you might want to check other labs. We are not alone.

Where to find and how to contact

SC5 Open Device Lab Jyväskylä is located at SC5 Jyväskylä Office, conveniently right next to the railway station.

Piippukatu 7 A 7
40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

The lab is under construction, stay tuned. If you have questions, just ask. You can reach us by phone or by email.

Devices available at the lab

↕ Form factor ↕ ID ↕ Model ↕ OS ↕ Donator
tablet ODL 003 Acer Iconia Tab W500 (C62G03iss) Windows 8 SC5
tablet ODL 002 Asus Nexus 7 Android 4.3 SC5
phone ODL 001 Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone 8 SC5
tablet ODL 007 Nokia N810 Maemo 4.1 Diablo Tero Tilus
phone ODL 011 ZTE Blade (gen2) Android 2.3.7 (CyanogenMod 7.2) Arto Liukkonen
phone ODL 004 Huawei U8800 Android 2.2 Arto Liukkonen
tablet ODL 009 Bluebiit Siro Android 4.0.3 Arto Liukkonen
tablet ODL 008 Bluebiit Suuntima GPS Android 4.0.4 Arto Liukkonen
phone ODL 006 Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-I5800) Android 2.2 Juha Mustonen
phone ODL 010 Huawei Ascend P6 Android 4.4 SC5
tablet ODL 012 Bluebiit Big Chocolate Wifi+ Android 4.0.1 Arto Liukkonen
tablet (untagged) Apple iPad (1st gen) (available per request) iOS 5.1.1 Jarkko Tuomala
phone (untagged) Alcatel One Touch Fire (available per request) Firefox OS 1.0.1 Jarkko Tuomala
phone ODL 013 Nokia C6-01 Symbian^3 Nokia
phone ODL 014 Nokia E6 Symbian Anna Nokia
phone ODL 015 Nokia 701 Symbian Belle Nokia
phone ODL 016 Nokia C5 Symbian OS v9.3 (Series 60 rel. 3.2) Nokia
phone ODL 017 Nokia X7-00 Symbian Anna Nokia
phone ODL 018 Nokia N97 Symbian OS v9.4 (Series 60 rel. 5) Nokia
phone ODL 019 Nokia Asha 303 Symbian OS (Series 40) Nokia
phone ODL 020 Nokia Asha 310 Symbian OS (Series 40) Nokia
phone ODL 021 Nokia Asha 501 Nokia Asha software platform 1.0 Nokia
phone ODL 022 Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7.5 Nokia
phone ODL 023 Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7.5 Nokia
phone ODL 024 Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 Nokia
phone ODL 025 Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Nokia
phone ODL 026 Lumia 525 Windows Phone 8 Nokia
phone ODL 027 Lumia 925 Windows Phone 8 Nokia
phone ODL 028 Nokia X Dual Sim Android 4.1.2 (Nokia X software platform 1.0) ARROW Engineering Oy
phone ODL 029 Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Ubuntu 14.10 SC5
tablet ODL 030 Apple iPad Air (MD788KS/A) iOS 8.4.1 SC5
phone ODL 031 HTC One M8 (OP6B100) Android 5.0 SC5

Other resources available at the lab


The lab laptop has Ghostlab license available for lab visitors wishing to use it to sync interactive browsing to several devices at once.


Modern.IE logo

Microsoft’s IE Dev Relations team has generously donated a VIP subscription to BrowserStack, which is available for all lab visitors.

Donating devices to lab

If you own a device that you don't actively use and which might be of use for testing purposes, please consider donating it to the lab. Just contact us and we'll figure out the details.

SC5 Open Device Lab guarantees that donated devices…

  • are handled with care,
  • won't be borrowed, rented nor sold and
  • stay always in the lab, …except if
  • donator wishes to have her device back or
  • the lab is discontinued, in which case devices are re-donated to other Open Device Labs