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 www.01sqa.com or send us a mail here: mobile.testing@01synergy.com

Alibaba looks to rural China to popularize its mobile OS

April 28th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group hasn’t given up on its mobile OS, and is taking the software to China’s rural markets through a series of low-cost phones.

The company has partnered with mobile carrier China Telecom to sell the YunOS handsets. The eight phones will be built by lesser-known Chinese brands, and will range from 299 yuan (US$49) to 699 yuan.

Although Alibaba has its own Android apps that connect to its popular e-commerce stores, the Linux-based YunOS comes with a whole suite of company-developed services.

The software, however, hasn’t gained much share in the market. In 2012, Google claimed it was a variant of its Android OS, sparking a clash that threatened to derail Alibaba’s effort to popularize the mobile OS.

In China, Android dominates the smartphone landscape, but that hasn’t stopped Alibaba from trying to promote its own software. Even as bigger smartphone brands have yet to adopt the YunOS, Alibaba has managed to partner with smaller Chinese vendors to develop phones for it.

The payoff could be huge. Increasingly, more Chinese users are relying on their phones to buy goods online, and Alibaba itself has over 265 million mobile active users.

By selling low-cost phones, the company is hoping to entice more Chinese rural residents to shop online, at a time when many of these users have limited access to the Internet. Given their lower education levels, many of these users have no need to go online, according to China’s Internet Network Information Center.

Selling the phones might also boost the YunOS’s market share, but probably only in the short-term, said Nicole Peng, an analyst with research firm Canalys.

These rural users have few expectations from these phones, and probably won’t notice the difference between Android and Alibaba’s software, she added. None of these phones are built by well-known brands.

“It’s difficult to envision the consumers having any high loyalty to these brands,” Peng said. “The next time, when they buy a phone, will they pick a YunOS phone? That’s more important.”

Earlier this year, Alibaba invested in Meizu, a Chinese smartphone vendor better known in the country. As part of the investment, Meizu will integrate its phones with YunOS.

“I think the Meizu partnership is a good start,” Peng said. Alibaba’s goal over the long-term should be to cultivate a local Chinese smartphone brand, and hope it can grow large over the next few years, she added.

A case in point is Xiaomi, a Chinese vendor that last year toppled Samsung to become the country’s largest smartphone vendor. Xiaomi is now working to expand globally.

Source:http://www.channelworld.in/news/alibaba-looks-to-rural-china-to-popularize-its-mobile-os

Important Features of Hotel Reservation Software

April 28th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

Hotel reservation system is the most crucial feature for the hotelier as it helps in increasing direct bookings.

More occupancy means more revenues, thus hoteliers are focusing on ways to derive more bookings online. Thanks to the internet that has given a bright scope to hoteliers to grow their business through websites.
We list down the benefits on the hotel reservation software:
Online reservation management: The software will automatically take bookings from the guest. With the help of a distribution system, it attracts guests from all geographies allowing them to search you on without any hassles.
Availability Calendar: The feature allows your guests to check the up-to-date occupancy status thus eliminating the chances of double bookings.
Instant confirmations: The software sends out instant confirmation emails and reminder emails to the guests prior to their arrival hence reducing the time and effort on the reservation staff.
Ledger accounting: The automated accounting features helps the hotel staff perform calculation of inventories easily hence reducing the time spent on matching records and inventories.
Agent Rate: The software offers a separate log in for the travel agents with an updated price list of the rooms every time they make a booking.
No dependency on OTAs: The software will help in eliminating and reducing the periodical fees or commissions that hotels pay to the OTAs.
Saves time and effort: The software eliminates all the email exchanges between the guests and reservation staff thus saving your staff ample time to attend to other tasks and guests.
Keep up with the competition: Since internet has become a big trend nowadays, the software will help you stay ahead of your competitors and serve the guests globally on a large platform. The hotel software is very important for hoteliers who want to increase direct bookings, cut dependency on OTAs, save their staff time and effort and above all, provide a platform to their guests to directly book online.

Source:http://www.whatech.com/hotel-management/press-release/56985-important-features-of-hotel-reservation-software

SAS enlarges its palette for big data analysis

April 28th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

SAS Institute did big data decades before big data was the buzz, and now the company is expanding on the ways large-scale computerized analysis can help organizations.

As part of its annual SAS Global Forum, being held in Dallas this week, the company has released new software customized for banking and cybersecurity, for training more people to understand SAS analytics, and for helping non-data scientists do predictive analysis with visual tools.

Founded in 1976, SAS was one of the first companies to offer analytics software for businesses. A private company that generated US$3 billion in revenue in 2014, SAS has devoted considerable research and development funds to enhance its core Statistical Analysis System (SAS) platform over the years. The new releases are the latest fruits of these labors.

With the aim of getting more people trained in the SAS ways, the company has posted its training software, SAS University Edition, on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. Using AWS eliminates the work of setting up the software on a personal computer, and first-time users of AWS can use the 12-month free tier program, to train on the software at no cost.

SAS launched the University Edition a year ago, and it has since been downloaded over 245,000 times, according to the company.

With the release, SAS is taking aim at one of the chief problems organizations face today when it comes to data analysis, that of finding qualified talent. By 2018, the U.S. alone will face a shortage of anywhere from 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytical expertise, The McKinsey Global Institute consultancy has estimated.

Predictive analytics is becoming necessary even in fields where it hasn’t been heavily used heretofore. One example is information technology security. Security managers for large organizations are growing increasingly frustrated at learning of breaches only after they happen. SAS is betting that applying predictive and behavioral analytics to operational IT data, such as server logs, can help identify and deter break-ins and other malicious activity, as they unfold.

Last week, SAS announced that it’s building a new software package, called SAS Cybersecurity, which will process large of amounts of real-time data from network operations. The software, which will be generally available by the end of the year, will build a model of routine activity, which it then can use to identify and flag suspicious behavior.

SAS is also customizing its software for the banking industry. A new package, called SAS Model Risk Management, provides a detailed model of a how a bank operates so that the bank can better understand its financial risks, as well as convey these risks to regulators.

SAS also plans to broaden its user base by making its software more appealing beyond computer statisticians and data scientists. To this end, the company has paired its data exploration software, called SAS Visual Analytics, with its software for developing predictive models, called SAS Visual Statistics. The pairing can allow non-data scientists, such as line of business analysts and risk managers, to predict future trends based on current data.

The combined products can also be tied in with SAS In-Memory Analytics, software designed to allow large amounts of data to be held entirely in the server’s memory, speeding analysis. It can also work with data on Hadoop clusters, relational database systems or SAS servers.

QVC, the TV and online retailer, has already paired the two products. At its Italian operations, QVC streamlined its supply chain operations by allowing its sales staff to spot buying trends more easily, and spend less time building reports, according to SAS.

Source:http://www.cio.in/news/sas-enlarges-its-palette-for-big-data-analysis

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