Friday, January 4, 2013

Need an iOS device for testing

I want the upcoming release of Gallery Server Pro 3.0 to work great on all devices, whether it be a smart phone, a tablet, or a 27-inch monitor. Touch screen devices are especially important to test, since the primary interaction is through touch rather than a keyboard and mouse. To this end, I need to perform real-world testing on each major type of device. I have a Google Nexus 7 and my wife has a Windows Phone, so I have the Android and Microsoft worlds covered at a basic level.

The glaring omission in my testing equipment is on the Apple side, especially their touch screen devices iPod, iPhone, and iPad. And so I humbly reach out to you to ask for your help. Are you able to donate an iOS device to the cause? Any device is better than nothing, but my preference is for a 10-inch iPad, since that may be the more common use case and my other devices are 3 1/2 inches and 7 inches, so I don’t have the 10-inch size covered.

Gallery Server Pro is free software released under the GPL, so I hope to find a kind soul who can return the favor and keep the Karma flowing. Perhaps you have a first generation iPad that is not getting much use. Or maybe you want to guarantee that GSP looks great on the new iPad with Retina display. Whatever the reason, your donation helps prove that open source works and will contribute to the long-term success of this project.

My address is in the footer of every page on www.galleryserverpro.com. As always, I thank you for your support!

1 comment:

Jason Skeffington said...

Roger,

I saw your appeal on your blog for an iPad. While I can't afford to send you an iPad, I would be willing to help beta test. I know it's not the same, but it may also be handy to get an inexperienced outsider's input. (Non-experience with GSP that is.)

We do not currently use Gallery Server Pro, but we have been considering using it as a tool in our organization's website.

about us: http://wol.org

I am not sure what direction we are going to move in, but I am willing to help you none-the-less.

Warmest Regards,

Jason Skeffington