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

Vietnam’s Bphone recalled for software upgrades less than fortnight after delivery

June 30th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

Although Bkav is trying to market its Bphone as the world’s leading smartphone, the road now proves rough for the Hanoi-based company, as it is recalling the first batche of handsets shortly after delivery for software upgrades.

Those customers who had the Bphone delivered to their doors on June 18 will have to return it to the manufacturer for software upgrades, Do Thu Hang, director of public relations with Bkav, confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Monday.

The Vietnamese company, known for its Bkav antivirus software, had previously said the upgrades would be done online.

Bkav took the wraps off its brainchild, the Bphone, on May 26 and officially put it on sale a week later.

Delivery has been delayed many times and the new date is July 3, according to the company’s spokesperson.

The Internet security firm-turned-smartphone maker recorded 11,822 orders in its first day of sales, but refused to say how many phones had been delivered in the first batch on June 18.

The recalled products will have their firmware upgraded by Bkav engineers, whereas their cameras will also be improved to “enable them to take better photos than the iPhone 6 Plus,” Hang asserted.

Bkav has consistently asserted its Bphone is capable of rivaling Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S gadgets.

The products will be returned on July 3 with a gift voucher of VND200,000 ($10), applicable to purchases at vala.vn, which is Bkav’s shopping site and the only channel via which the Bphone is distributed.

Bkav CEO Nguyen Tu Quang hailed the Bphone as the world’s best smartphone at the launch ceremony, attended by more than 2,000 people, in Hanoi last month.

However, the device has been hamstrung by a series of scandals since the launch, which illustrates that it is nowhere near the world level.

On June 5, Bkav began displaying demo versions of the Bphone at two FPT Shop mobile phone stores, one each in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, for users to have a first-hand experience.

However, only three days later, the company suddenly removed these devices from shelves, apparently because they had received negative comments from those who tested them out.

The demo versions reportedly have screens with poor display and slow performance quality that is even lower than some low-cost handsets, with Bkav protesting that these are only “demo, experimental versions rather than the official commercial devices.”

Bkav said it has developed its own operating system, called BOS, for the Bphone.

The platform is in fact developed from the core of Google’s Android, and local tech enthusiasts have also discovered that Bkav has yet to sign a Mobile Application Distribution Agreement with Google.

Source:http://tuoitrenews.vn/business/28973/vietnammade-bphone-recalled-for-software-upgrades-less-than-fortnight-after-delivery

MIT tests ‘software transplants’ to fix buggy code

June 30th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

Like visiting a junk yard to find cheap parts for an aging vehicle, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a way to fix buggy software by inserting working code from another program.

Using a system they call CodePhage, the researchers were able to fix flaws in seven common open-source programs by using, in each case, functionality taken from between two and four “donor” programs.

Fixing such errors can help make code more secure, since malicious hackers often exploit flaws to gain entry to a system. CodePhage can recognize and fix common programming errors such as out of bounds access, integer overflows, and divide-by-zero errors.

The researchers describe their approach in Monday’s edition of the journal Phys.Org. They also discussed it at a programming conference put on last month by the Association for Computing Machinery.

To fix a buggy program, CodePhage requires two sample inputs, one that causes the program to crash, and another that does not.

It runs those inputs through a second program, known as the donor program, that has similar functionality. The Internet is awash with open source software that could provide parts for donor programs, though there’s no particular reason the donor code needs to be open source.

Watching the donor program process the crash-free input, CodePhage notates all the actions taken. It then runs the input that caused the original program to crash, again notating the actions, in symbolic logic. CodePhage then analyzes how the two inputs were handled differently, and uses that information to correct the original program.

In many cases, the program being analyzed lacks the required security check present in the donor program. Up to 80 percent of a typical application can be code for conducting security checks. CodePhage could reduce the time developers spend writing those checks, by inserting them automatically into the build process, the researchers said.

MIT isn’t the only organization looking for novel ways to repair vulnerable software. Earlier this year, security vendor Qualys released software that can apply virtual patches to known vulnerabilities, eliminating the need to wait for the software vendor to patch the problem.

Source:http://www.cio.in/news/mit-tests-%27software-transplants%27-to-fix-buggy-code

Crowdsourcing startup Bugwolf to hunt down buggy software for Australia Post

June 30th, 2015 by Amrinder No comments »

Crowdsourced testing startup Bugwolf has snapped up a partnership with Australia Post in a bid to help the struggling mail service iron out potential customer issues before they arise.

The deal will see Bugwolf users scour Australia Post’s new product releases in order to reduce the likelihood of bad customer experiences when a new product goes to market.

Testers from around the world will compete with each other in order to complete particular tasks as though they are customers.

At the same time, users will have the opportunity to earn some extra cash on the side.

Bugwolf founder Ash Conway told StartupSmart he was excited to have his platform’s testers start working with Australia Post.

Source:http://www.startupsmart.com.au/growth/crowdsourcing-startup-bugwolf-to-hunt-down-buggy-software-for-australia-post/2015063015011.html

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