force — 2013-03-14T16:30:48-04:00 — #1
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?
ralphm — 2013-03-14T19:03:48-04:00 — #2
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.
molona — 2013-03-15T05:02:10-04:00 — #3
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)