One complaint we have heard from customers is that they sometimes have trouble finding a device. As our packages get larger and larger (some packages have over 200 devices!) it definitely can be a pain to have to scroll through so many devices. So - we added two new features that make finding a device much easier.
The first method is a new free text filter. Typing into the filter (see picture below) filters out devices and only shows those with the typed letters contained in either the manufacturer or model. So in the example shown below, I selected the AT&T VDL package, and then typed SG, and the list filtered to show AT&T devices with the letters SG (which ends up being Samsung's SGH series).
The second method is by creating a project, and adding devices to that project. Projects can be created by clicking on the Project menu item on the top bar in Studio. When you create a project, you will be prompted to add devices to the project. Then when you go to the device panel, you would choose to group devices by Projects instead of by Packages (see above image). Select the project you created, and only the devices you added to the project will be visible.
You can create as many projects (and thus as many different device lists) as you want. Projects are also used in our test case management and test automation products, but you can just use them to create device lists and use the other functionality only when or if needed.
Stay tuned for more information on other 5.0 features, coming soon! And let us know what you think about 5.0, either by commenting on this blog, or by sending an email to email@example.com.