Mobile Application Testing – 01 Synergy

April 4th, 2012 by Rahul No comments »

01 Synergy offers a complete and comprehensive range of Mobile Application testing services from Unit Testing to User Acceptance Testing. Complexities across handset makers, carriers, locations and operating systems has made building bug-free mobile apps really difficult.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Requirements Capture and Analysis
  • Test Planning
  • Test case Design
  • Test Execution
  • Defect Tracking & Management
  • Reporting
  • Test Metrics

01 Synergy offers a wide range of Mobile Application testing services, including:

  • Functional Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Load & Performance Testing
  • Localization Testing
  • Usability Testing

Our QA professionals can help you with all your Mobile App testing projects,  including:

  • iOS Application Testing (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
  • Android Application Testing
  • BlackBerry Application Testing
  • Windows Phone 7 Application Testing

01 Synergy is here to help, if you have a need to discuss Mobile application testing, agile testing, do count on us to help. Visit us online at or send us a mail here:

New name for local gaming software development company

August 31st, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

It was a little while ago that somebody coined the phrase – Silicon Suffolk – to recognise the growing importance of new high tech, computer and internet businesses.

From Cambridge to Martlesham, along the A14 corridor, hundreds of new jobs have been created.

Quietly, over the past decade, a lot of fledging companies have developed.

Many of them have kept a low profile while building expertise and reputations in their specialist areas.

In Ipswich one of them Derivco, has just celebrated the opening of new refurbished offices, in Crown House, with an official visit by the mayor of Ipswich Glen Chisholm.

The company Derivco Ipswich Ltd, is a gaming software development company, specialising in on-line gaming and primarily, sports betting, which is an enormous growth industry.

Among its clients are Betway, sponsors of West Ham United.

Products include a mobile betting app.

This Ipswich office gives the impression of a young community, quiet and clean with young men and women working at their computers.

It is purely about product development, rather than sales.

The company started its life, about 13 years ago, as Ludologic Ltd and has grown over that time.

The re-branding, as Derivco, recognises its place in what is now a global business.

Other offices are South Africa, Sweden, Estonia and Hong Kong.

The group employs around 1,400 to 1,500 staff around the world, with 60 employed here in Ipswich in software development.

Director Matt David said: “We work with big organisations around the world.”

Matt David has been with the company since those early days in Ipswich and they have quietly got on with their work, very well known in the industry, but without a massive local profile.

He said: “I started as a maths guy and progressed, becoming a project manager, and took over as boss four years ago.

“There are a lot of youngsters here and a few of us have been here since the start, including Stoo Barber who leads one of our development teams.

“The office has been fully refurbished for us, and we have taken on 30% more office space, it is more useable space too.”

The office suite includes a demo room, with giant plasma screens and armchairs, where designers can get together to show and critique new product, and to get input from colleagues.

The office environment includes a break-out area, for lunches and socialising, which includes TVs, a pool table and table football.

Every day free lunches are delivered by the St Nicholas Stores delicatessen and other employee benefits include free local gym membership.

“And we have installed showers so that the guys who cycle to work can freshen up,” added Matt.

It was all about making it a friendly environment to attract and retain staff.

“This is a very creative place and we work very hard to make sure the office atmopshere is relaxed and innovative.

“Innovation is our business,” he explained. “It is very important it is a creative environment.

There was even a mini putting green when i visited on opening day.

Matt added: “It is important for us to attract really talented people and we have to create a great environment to come into.”


Solar Monitor Draker Labs Lays Off Staff But Hopes For White Knight

August 28th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

Draker Labs, one of the leading providers of monitoring systems and services for commercial and utility-scale solar power, had to “downsize” last Friday, according to the Burlington Free Press.

Sources indicate that most or all of the company’s employees were let go. Other sources suggest that Draker has left customers without monitoring capabilities and that Washington Gas & Electric was scrambling for a replacement.

Last month, Draker and monitoring firm Inaccess were set to merge. The two firms would have had a combined portfolio of 5 gigawatts of utility and commercial-scale solar power plants, according to the report Global PV Monitoring 2014-2018 by GTM Research and SoliChamba Consulting

That deal fell through.

Sources close to the deal suggest that Draker had a high cost structure and was being pressured by competitors such as Also Energy and Locus Energy.

But all is not lost?

Here’s the text of a letter from Draker Executive Chairman Everett S. McGinley sent to customers on Thursday saying that Draker had signed an agreement with “a leading solar industry solution provider.”

Valued Draker Clients

We are pleased to announce that Draker has signed an agreement with a leading solar industry solution provider for the continuation of Draker’s business and service to its clients. The agreement provides for the following:

Draker’s monitoring services will continue without interruption.
Key system management staff are being recalled to work immediately to ensure continuity of service.
Draker and the buyer intend to fulfill the installation, set-up and commissioning of previously-contracted business at new sites with the least schedule disruption possible.
Customers for new sites will be contacted individually within the next few days to confirm orders and discuss scheduling.
A closing of the acquisition is anticipated as early in September as practicable, with a target of mid-month. Resumption of service and support will begin immediately, however, prior to the acquisition closing.
The Draker team appreciates the support of its clients and looks forward to continuing to serve them in the future.

What vendor might want to acquire Draker?

Inaccess might want to reengage and we’ve heard talk of companies like SunEdison or SunPower taking an interest, although solar companies have a bit less buying power than they did a few weeks ago. Cedric Brehaut from SoliChamba Consulting, author of the GTM report, notes that “due to the business practice of selling monitoring software subscriptions 5-year up-front (mostly to leverage the ITC), the existing installed base is not necessarily seen as an asset but a liability.”

“The most likely scenario”, adds Brehaut, “is that a downstream company operating a large fleet of megawatt-scale PV plants picks up Draker for its software platform, in order to bring monitoring in-house and/or to replace internally-developed software with Draker technology.”

In the meantime, competitors like AlsoEnergy and Solectria are trying to migrate Draker’s customers to their platform.


Apple sends out invites for September 9 event; expected to unveil iPhones 6s, iPhone 6s Plus

August 28th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

Apple has announced plans for a new product event on September 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.

The company has introduced a new iPhone model every year around this time. But in typical fashion, Apple is only dropping vague clues about its plans.

Invitations sent to reporters and analysts were headlined, “Hey Siri, give us a hint.” Apple has previously said it plans to expand the capabilities of Siri, its voice-activated personal assistant, in an upcoming version of its operating software for iPhones and iPads.

Industry insiders have also speculated Apple may introduce a larger iPad for business users, a new set-top box for televisions and possibly other products. The company, however, has not confirmed any plans.

While Apple usually holds such events on a regular schedule, they are still the subject of much anticipation in the tech industry, given that Apple products tend to be popular and influential.

Apple says the September 9 event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco. The auditorium seats up to 7,000 people, which is a much larger capacity than San Francisco’s 750-seat Yerba Buena Theater, where Apple often holds such events.


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