A mobile phone emulator lets you check the responsiveness and functionality of a website across different mobile platforms, such as iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry, without actually having the devices in hand. Your campaign may be mobile friendly, but it depends on the site itself. Mobile emulators can help you pinpoint issues with the website and allow you to take corrective measures to make the website appealing and functional on mobile devices.
iPad Peek allows you to see if your website is compatible with the most acclaimed tablet on the market.
iPhone Tester is a popular mobile emulator for iPhones. All you need to do is enter the URL of your website into the search box and you’ll see a real-time preview of how it appears on an iPhone 3G/4/4S.
Mobile Phone Emulator is also a popular emulator. The greatest advantage with this tool is that it includes a large number of mobile platforms, including Samsung, iPhone, BlackBerry etc.
Gomez evaluates how well your website will perform on a mobile phone. Instantly get a score based on an in-depth analysis of over 30 mobile web development best practices, including detailed suggestions on how to fix the issues identified. Price: Test is free; however, you must submit contact information.
MobiReady, similar to Gomez also checks many other parameters, such as dotMobi compliance and W3C mobile compliance, offering detailed error reports. It also has a comprehensive code checker.
ResponsivePX helps in checking out the responsiveness of your web design. You can check the appearance and the functionality of your website across different devices and screen sizes.
Screenfly is a must-use emulation tool because of its wide coverage of platforms.
IAB guidelines, standards and best practices.
The IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) publishes various Ad-Unit guidelines that provide a framework for advertising inventory and web page design. These guidelines are recommendations for both advertisers and developers to conform to best practices. You can view the guidelines for all elements of an online campaign here.
Free audio hosting with player controls
If you want to host an audio file you have two options; either as a raw file (such as mp3, wav and so on) which is suitable for user download, but not necessarily easy to use as there are no controls. Services, such as the below, allow you to create an account and upload audio files which then have automatic controls such as play, pause, fast forward and so on.
Tindeck (MP3 only)
Free video hosting with player controls
If you want to host a video file you have two options; either as a raw file (such as mov, avi and so on) which is suitable for user download but unless you have player controls built in (such as pause, play, rewind, etc), may not serve your needs.