Adobe [has shut down its BrowserLab service, used by many for testing content across multiple desktop platforms. The company pointed its customers to two alternatives: [URL="http://www.browserstack.com/"]BrowserStack and [URL="https://saucelabs.com/"]Sauce Labs](http://thenextweb.com/dd/2013/03/13/adobe-shuts-down-desktop-browser-testing-service-browserlab-without-warning-blames-rise-of-mobile-devices/). BrowserLab offered cross-browser testing by producing screenshots of websites from various browsers across Windows and OS X platforms. It was very useful for developers looking to support as many different users as possible.
Basically, Adobe never updated BrowserLab to include mobile browsers, and thus saw a drastic decline in use.
So instead of including mobile browsers, they shut the whole thing down?
Bit of a pity, but I admit I didn't use it much. It could have been quite a useful service if they had stayed behind it.
I used it a long time ago because I had a FF plugín which sent the page to Adobe Browser Labs with just one click. Quite handy. But then, it was free for one year. After that, you had to pay and I wasn't doing enough web development to justify the cost (which although not expensive, it comes on top of many other costs)
This topic is now closed. New replies are no longer allowed.