The West Midlands is set to benefit from what is claimed to be the region's first mobile device lab.
The global, not-for-profit initiative is aiming to provide a free centre for testing the responsiveness of websites and online applications across a wide range of different platforms.
The new 'Longbridge Device Lab' has been established by an existing occupant, web design agency Ballyhoo, and it is set to launch on December 15.
Founder Alison Chaffey said: "To have confidence in their end product, web developers need to be able to physically and thoroughly test their creations on a wide range of devices.
"Online emulators are frustratingly slow at best and there is nothing as good as testing on the real thing. So this is where the Longbridge Device Lab comes in – an environment housing an extensive library of devices which can be used to give the developer a tangible sense of how their product looks and reacts."
James Teal, manager of St. Modwen's Innovation Centre, added: "Longbridge Technology Park is rapidly becoming a hub for digital enterprise and so is the logical location for this free enterprise.
"There are around 17 such labs in the country but nothing similar within the West Midlands and with superb transport links plus a ready-made network of technology companies based here, we are sure it will attract web and app developers from across the Midlands."