Have a list of online emulators for Koodo devices

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I'm sure many of us here have wanted to help someone at one point or another, but couldn't remember exactely what the menus are named or where to tap exactly.

I propose we setup a URL list of known online emulators for devices that Koodo sells which we can use to navigate the device itself to give out better (and accurate!) directions to the folks we're trying to help out, screenshots and all.

I found a couple ones for Galaxy devices, but we need a bit more than that. Didn't check for iPhones, BB nor WP8, but we need them too.

Once that database is starting to have a working skeleton, it could be added to the help page.

What does everyone think?
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Posted 4 years ago

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I think it sounds great. Just like the Ds emulator but, for phone
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Saw the word emulator, immediately thought of Mario.

If possible, this would be awesome tho!
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Best one I found so far is the the Galaxy Tab 10.1 though... it's well made, but we need ones for phones!
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The Android SDK includes an emulator.

While I like the idea, emulators really aren't that useful.
I work in Mobile Development & can tell you they're not reliable and very finicky.
They're pretty much just a skin used to test the way an App looks & not how it functions.

Also keep in mind that navigating menus doesn't change "too" much. I mean sure, if someone's using a Gingerbread device it'll be different from a KitKat device, but still relatively similar. To keep the emulators relevant/useful they'll need to keep a version of the OS the device launched with as well as continually update it as the device updates - too time consuming in my opinion.

We Mobile Masters have access to devices from all the 4 "main" platforms Koodo sells. I personally keep some purely for the reason of using them as "reference" devices.
-Lumia 520
-BB Z10
-BB 9360
-iPhone 4S
-Moto G
I have several other devices, but those 4 are kept exclusively for referencing the UI as needed.

Instead of an "emulator", perhaps just a flowchart of the UI for Koodo's devices. That'd definitely be easier to create & maintain.
I might be able to slap one together for us for the devices I mentioned at least, though they've all been updated to the most recent OTA so they wouldn't be "complete".