Madworks Device Lab

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What is the Madworks Device Lab?

In short, it's a place where a variety of internet-connected devices (smartphones, tablets, computers) are kept together as a testing ground for websites and mobile apps.

Open Device Labs (ODLs) are part of a grassroots community movement that establishes shared pools of devices for use by web and app developers, since the cost of owning so many devices is prohibitive for small firms, startups and independent developers.

Madworks Device Lab is the ninth ODL in the United States, and the first and only ODL in Wisconsin. Learn more about ODLs at

When can I check out Madworks' lab?

We're open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 505 S. Rosa Road, Suite 225 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Tell me more about Open Device Labs.

• They're an opportunity for device manufacturers and retailers to contribute to and build relationships with a key demographic of their users.
• They provide developers with a convenient way to test their products on multiple devices at once.
• They improve the quality and security of web and app development.
• They're a fertile ground for collaboration and innovation.

How much does it cost to use Madworks' lab?

Madworks Device Lab is free. ODLs are meant to be non-profit and free for the community to use. Through partnerships, donations and volunteers, we hope to keep it that way!

How can I support Open Device Labs?

• Temporarily or permanently donate devices you can spare;
• Donate other goods (ask what the lab needs most);
• Spread the word!

Want to sponsor or contribute?

Are you a manufacturer or other business? You can promote your product to developers by contributing to an ODL.

Madworks Device Lab helps local developers optimize content for consumption on your devices, effectively optimizing the experience for your customers. It's a win-win.

Current devices

As of May 26, 2015, these are the phones and tablets currently available at Madworks Device Lab:

Kindle Fire HD 7

System version: 7.5.1


Version: 8.2

iPhone 3GS

Version: 6.1.2

iPhone 5S

Version: 8.3 (12F70)

Samsung Galaxy S

Firmware: 2.2 (very old Android)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Android version: 4.2.1

Samsung Rugby

Android version: 4.0.4

Nokia Lumia 810

Windows: Phone 8.0


Android version: 4.4.2

Motorola Droid X

Android version: 2.3.4