BrowserLab is shutting down on March 13, 2013

Dear BrowserLab customers,

When we originally launched BrowserLab as a free service back in 2009, our customers were struggling with testing their web content across desktop browsers and platforms. Since then with the growth of the importance of mobile devices and tablets, the landscape has changed dramatically. Because of this shift, we have seen the usage of BrowserLab drop over the past year while at the same time our engineering team has been focusing on solving this new challenge with new solutions. Due to this, we will be shutting down the Adobe BrowserLab Service effective immediately.

If you need to test across multiple desktop browsers, we recommend that you check out BrowserStack and Sauce Labs as two viable alternatives to BrowserLab. Our friends at Sauce Labs are welcoming BrowserLab users with a special offer:

  • 10 hours (600 minutes) of free manual testing time (with no expiration) for up to two concurrent open browsers
  • Once you’ve used those 600 minutes, your account will revert to a free account which includes 30 minutes per month of free manual browser testing
  • This limited time offer will remain valid for 30 days from the date of this blog post

If you are working on mobile web projects, check out Adobe Edge Inspect. It is designed to work on your computer to remotely control actual devices and will allow you to debug web pages directly on a mobile device or phone.

We’d like to thank all of our customers over the years for using and providing input for the Adobe BrowserLab Service.

Best Regards,
Bruce Bowman
Sr. Product Manager, Edge Tools & Services and the Adobe BrowserLab Team

13 Responses to BrowserLab is shutting down on March 13, 2013

  1. Bruce Bowman says:

    I’d like to be able to respond to all of the comments coming in, but there are simply too many to reply to each one individually. As you might imagine, the range of comments and the tone of them vary widely – from kindness and thanks for providing a loved service for free for so many years to disappointment.

    In addition to Sauce Labs, and BrowserStack, which have extended a warm welcome to BrowserLab users, the teams at the following companies have reached out to me too. You should take a look at what they have to offer to see if they can help you. One thing that all of these testing sites have in common is they provide ways to test interactive content, which is something that BrowserLab was not designed to do.

    Cross Browser Testing – http://crossbrowsertesting.com/
    Mogo Test – http://mogotest.com/
    Microsoft – http://www.modern.ie/en-us

    Bruce

  2. abdoul kader says:

    İ appreciate the site

  3. Sandi says:

    im just new to technology and am trying to figure it out

  4. sincooliu says:

    no

  5. nuno jacinto says:

    Just perfect. When you have something that it id just great, you kill it!
    Are you now, taking lessons from Google?

  6. gramicci says:

    thx

  7. Paulette Risher says:

    This is disappointing. As a new web designer, I loved this tool and have found both of the recommended alternatives very distant seconds. I was also surprised that a tool that is directly embedded in Dreamweaver (CS6) is just being dumped. I know “it is just business.”

  8. Jon Greer says:

    Hi, gutted that your not continuing browser labs I loved it 🙁

  9. George says:

    End of an era. Sad…

  10. macro says:

    so long and thanks for your support.
    RIP Browser Lap.
    2009 – 2013

  11. Sreejesh says:

    That is sad. I was a regular user of browserlab and it was working like charm, Even though I have found alternative, It find it difficult to compare with it. It has click options and more.
    Hope you will bring something new soon

  12. Justyn says:

    Why? Why? Why? This was an important tool for me, a dedicated Adobe user for years.