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:

DoT extends Mobile Number Portability deadline for telecos by 2 months

May 4th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has extended the deadline to fully implement the mobile number portability (MNP) across the country by another two months. The earlier deadline to roll out ‘full MNP’ was May 3.

“The government has decided to extend the date of implementation of the full MNP in the networks by two months,” an official statement said.

Telecom industry body COAI had sought extension for implementing nationwide MNP as telecom operators have to make some technical changes to their networks due to changes in national numbering plan (NNP) and this could take about 8 weeks.

The DoT has amended NNP asking telecom operators to allow their subscribers to dial on to mobile numbers within the same circle as well as inter circle without any prefix. Calls can also be made using the prefix ‘0’ and/or ‘+91′.

The DoT said various operators have already put in place hardware and software in their system required for implementation of full MNP.

“Internal testing by these operators is in advanced stage. The detailed final testing is schedule to commence shortly and is likely to be completed in two months for most of the operators,” the statement added.

The DoT said various steps were taken for implementation of full MNP. TRAI had also issued a regulation on February, 25, 2015 for the same, which prescribed the elaborated process/steps for implementation of full MNP in actual scenario when the number is to be ported.

“Detailed discussions were held with stakeholders to address various technical complexities emerged while implementing the full MNP in the networks,” the DoT said.

The DoT had approved the recommendations of TRAI on November 3 last year and the same was to be implemented within a period of six months.

The full MNP will allow subscribers to retain their mobile number in any part of the country even when they change their operator or state. At present, MNP allows subscribers to change mobile network while retaining their number in the same telecom circle.


Nexus 2015 Release Date Shapes Up As Google Makes Available Android 5.1.1 Factory Images For Nexus 7, 9 & 10

May 4th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

Google’s release date plans for the Nexus 2015 appear to be shaping up as factory images of Android 5.1.1 for existing Nexus devices are surfacing one by one. In previous years, Android updates pointed to key step ups not only of the Google mobile operating system but also of the company’s Nexus models.

The case this year is the next Android version that will replace Lollipop 5.xx. In many reports, it is being referred to as Android Muffin or version 5.2 or even higher. The possibility of a huge jump to Android 6.0 also floats around and all these discussions are being fuelled by the batch arrival of OS updates from Google.

Android 5.1.1 factory images

Last week, owners of the Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013 builds) and Nexus 10 tablet computers were given access to factory images of Android 5.1.1. According to 9to5Google, the software is downloadable via Google’s developer site and is all set for the devices mentioned above in the Wi-Fi variant. It was not indicated in the same report on when the update for the cellular models will be deployed.

As for the Nexus 9, which was rolled out last year with the Motorola Nexus 6, factory image of Android 5.1.1 for the HTC-made tablet is coming very soon. In a separate report, 9to5Google said that over-the-air or OTA arrival of the software is forthcoming. The blog report cited a Google employee with knowledge of the matter as the source of its information.

For the uninitiated, an Android factory image is a pure version of the software that users can get directly from Google channel. It can then be used to downgrade from the latest official version or upgrade without waiting for the software’s OTA or other official channels distribution.

Next Android form and Nexus model

But the bigger hint really that is extracted from these factory images or any other Android updates is the notion that they pave the way for new big things to come from Google – the next Android version and the new Nexus devices that they will power. If indeed Lollipop is programmed to be bumped off by Android 5.5 or 6.0, the earliest that this pack could arrive is June 2015 by way of Google’s annual I/O Developers Conference.

Or the Internet search giant can follow the release template it has established – providing major update of its mobile OS twice a year. This could mean that part one would be via the I/O gathering then the second instalment is packaged with the Nexus 2015 unveiling in the second half of the year.

Along that line, Android Muffin or version 6.0 could be line up to debut with the Nexus 2015 release date either in October or November this year. Likely serving as a precursor is the follow up to Android 5.1.1 that Google should unpack using its I/O event as a platform.


Improving on Isaac Newton’s Work

May 4th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

One of history’s great geniuses, Isaac Newton, developed differential equations in the 1600s. But we aren’t all geniuses, so here’s the definition given in Differential Equations for Dummies: such equations “involve derivatives, which specify how a quantity changes; by solving the differential equation, you get a formula for the quantity itself that doesn’t involve derivatives.”

Consider a real-life example Paul Blanchard, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of mathematics and statistics, has used: the 1940 collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which swayed in high winds before plunging into Puget Sound. Blanchard’s classes sought differential equations to explain the destructive rocking of a suspension bridge that was nicknamed “Galloping Gertie” for its wind-tossed motion.

This attention-grabbing instruction won him a Mathematical Association of America teaching award in 2001. Now, his work codeveloping software called DETools to better teach differential equations has earned him BU’s second annual Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Award for Innnovation in Teaching with Technology.

Since Newton’s time, no genius had much improved the age-old way to solve what’s called an ordinary differential equation; solution required drastically simplifying the equation to come up with the formula, says Robert Devaney, a CAS mathematics and statistics professor.

Blanchard studies dynamical systems (systems that change over time). He applied that expertise to differential equations; DETools visually depicts solutions to differential equations rather than just coming up with formulas.

“The kind of differential equations that we study in the Ordinary Differential Equations class MA226 have solutions,” Blanchard says, but with certain types of equations, “we might find that we cannot express the solutions in terms of the standard formulas that we use in mathematics. Numerical simulation is crucial…both in our classrooms and in our research programs.”

And in others’ classrooms. Devaney writes in his letter recommending Blanchard for the Gitner Award, DETools “opened up a whole new way to study differential equations. The text and accompanying software are now used at hundreds of colleges and universities around the world.” The two men, along with Glen Hall, another CAS professor of mathematics and statistics, coauthored a textbook about differential equations.

“I’ve used technology in my teaching whenever appropriate for more than 35 years,” says Blanchard, who began revising MA226 in 1993. “But more recently, technology has become much more prevalent in our world and much easier to use. It is not a magic bullet, but I can now display graphs, run animations, and illustrate concepts in ways that I could not have imagined when I taught my first calculus course in 1975.”

A 35-year veteran of the BU faculty, Blanchard earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown and a PhD from Yale. He has been a finalist for the Metcalf Cup and Prize, BU’s highest teaching honor, and was a member of the first class of fellows of the American Mathematical Society in 2012.

The Gitner Award is conferred by the Provost’s Office and the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching. The winner receives $10,000. Last year’s inaugural honorees were a team of CAS physics faculty: Andrew Duffy, Manher Jariwala, Pankaj Mehta, and Bennett Goldberg. The award is endowed by Gerald Gitner (CAS’66), a former executive with Transworld Airlines, now part of American Airlines, and members of the Gitner family.

Blanchard will receive the award during a private ceremony on May 5.


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