Gateway Technolabs steals the top spot at Nokia X Go-Port Event Organized by Nokia

We did it again. Our Enterprise Mobility team on Saturday 19th April, 2014 won the Top-spot at the Nokia X GO-Port Event organized by Nokia. At the event, organized by Nokia in association with Digit at Hotel President, Ahmedabad for the promotion of NokiaX.

Gateway Technolabs’ brilliant team of Sabir Arora and Ajit Prajapati, stole the show by porting the highest number of quality Android Apps to Nokia X platform (9 apps as against 7 to the nearest competitor) and that too, in record time, much ahead of the other teams.

As for our expertise on the NokiaX, our professionals were able to make people aware about the Key APIs involved in the Training on Technology, Porting and Compatibility. The program also held exciting offers from DVLUP and Nokia by which participants get a chance to avail huge benefits just by associating with them through their programs.

“We really won huge, in quality terms as well”, says Sabir Arora. “We outperformed the other competing teams who are considered the best in mobile applications development, some even winning the top spots since the past 7 years. Surprisingly, this was Gateway’s first foray into the competition with the runners-up team with just 7 applications ported against our 9. 

We understood the Key APIs much in advance, about porting the applications to Nokia-X Platform and the review process that Nokia follows for uploading the app and that helped us not only meet Nokia’s specific demands, but also helped us develop the apps in record minimum time.” 

In terms of the future, Gateway Technolabs has again showcased its leadership in terms of its preparedness to scale towards ever-changing industry standards and much before the market gets ready to evolve towards newer challenges and changes in technology.

The NokiaX is a mid-tier smartphone developed by Nokia running a modified version of Android and referred as the Nokia X software platform. Nokia officials and judges were truly amazed at the quality and speed of the deployment and pointed towards a greater involvement from Gateway Technolabs in the near future.

The NokiaX platform and devices are special. Unlike Android, Nokia now offers the much needed quality applications to the Android store with a review process similar to Apple’s iOS based apps and SDK. This would be a huge benefit for the industry and users, who are currently screaming for some sort of standardization and security review that only Apple offers.

Gateway Technolabs offers enterprise mobility solutions, services and technology. Our Enterprise Mobility and Mobile Applications Development services include applications and software design and development, Independent testing, verification and validation, Integration, porting, and migration services, and lifecycle maintenance and support services and solutions. Gateway’s core expertise involves; enterprise mobility solutions and management, mobile workforce management, workforce software, and utilities, BYOD for iPhone, Android, Windows, Blackberry, HTML5, Java, and latest NokiaX apps development.

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Visual Studio Update 2 added a light weight browser based test management to the already set of rich test features in the Visual Studio family.  The goal of these test features are to enable development teams an easy way of viewing and editing test cases, give manual testers a way of testing (both Windows and non-Windows) environments without needing to install anything and enable end users to execute tests on their own computers.

The purpose of this feature is to provide light weight test case management via a browser and this is something that a lot of our customers have been asking us about.

To start with, if you are using Team Foundation Service on premise then you will need to install Update 2 CTP 2 in order to enable the test feature.

So here we can see if we have logged onto Team Web Access you will see the new link “Test” hub:

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Where is the hard evidence that will convince the laymen that unit testing is worth the effort?

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How Agile Methodology Challenge Testing

How agile methodology challenge testing and what test strategies should be opted to deal with those challenges?

There is a growing adoption of scrum and other agile methodologies. Every software development model, whether it’s Sequential or Spiral or Incremental or Agile, has testing implication. Some of these implications challenges testing.

I am trying to discuss those challenges to testing so that our client or reader of this blog can understand the issues faced with Scrum and Agile methodology. I am also suggesting some of the testing strategies which should be chosen to mitigate or reduce challenges and risks. To my experience of testing different agile or scrum based projects, following are the common challenges faced:

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