Top Valuable Brands in the Data Economy

Posted by Atul Gunjal on Apr 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

These titans- Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft looks unstoppable. These are five most valuable firms which are listed on stock exchange. According to the Economist, they collectively earned $25 bn in net profit in the first quarter of 2017. The Giants deal in data, the oil of the digital era.

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Challenges of tracking learner's experience and measuring its impact

Posted by Ameet Shedge on Feb 15, 2018 1:54:49 PM

Training managers are always faced with the challenges of capturing learner's experience and measuring its impact

The big questions for training development managers and their organizations are:

  • Is the training helping our business to run smoothly and grow?
  • What's the impact of the training we provide and does it align our business objectives?
  • What it ROI on the investments we have made in training tools and subscriptions?

These are frequently tossed around and with wide-ranging implications, yet as cavalier, they might seem they are difficult questions to answer, if not impossible. It would only be simpler if the training systems or tools could capture the learner’s behavior, experience, and engagement, which can then be analyzed in a way that could address these questions. Now, is there anything out there, that does this, well there is and it's in its infancy. There are specifications (xAPI) and tools build on industry standards called the "learning record store" (LRS) that could augment your LMS or the learning tools and it can track the learner's experience.

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Topics: xAPIWrapper, Xamarin Component, LMS, LRS

Increase employee engagement and performance through gamification

Posted by Ameet Shedge on Jan 31, 2018 1:31:20 AM

Gamification is a valuable tool. It intensifies engagement, performance, competitiveness and involvement of the participants. Using it for training can elevate the understanding of the content and impact outcomes that educators have come to expect.

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Topics: Gamification, LMS, LRS

Peer-to-peer learning: Share your knowledge and experience while learning

Posted by Atul Gunjal on Jan 23, 2018 10:19:00 AM

How students/learners cultivate skills and enhance their knowledge through peer learning?

StackOverflow is not merely a reference site, it is a consequence of collaborative knowledge sharing on the global scale.  It reveals a new way of sharing expertise and knowledge via a nontraditional method.  Typically, a student or learner has a problem/issue, so they search on google for answers, and wolla there is StackOverflow in the search results. 90% of the time they'll find a solution. This way of sharing knowledge and experience is very practical. StackOverflow then resulted in StackExchange which is a collection of over 100 sites and growing to share knowledge in domains other then programming

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Topics: Gamification, LMS, LRS

Gamification and scenario based learning for energy auditors (Part 1)

Posted by Ameet Shedge on Jan 18, 2018 8:37:00 AM

In this two part blog series we'll explore how we helped our client to train their energy auditors by building a learning gamification platform and using a scenario based learning approach with Adobe Captivate. In Part 1, we'll explore what an energy audit is, who performs it and what the common challenges are. In Part 2, we'll explore the learning gamification platform and scenario based learning approach we developed to overcome those challenges.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Gamification, LMS, LRS, Energy Audit

Four key elements of a self-service portal for utility customers

Posted by Atul Gunjal on Jan 16, 2018 1:20:00 PM

What is a self-service portal?

As per WiKi, a self-service software allows people to secure answers to their inquiries and needs in an automated way instead of traditional search approaches or calling customer support.

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Topics: Energy and utility

Testing Mobile Apps: It's easier than you think, but you need to know what aspects of the app to test and how, every release?

Posted by Ameet Shedge on Nov 7, 2017 12:54:30 PM

When it comes to mobile apps, we all are familiar with the five-star rating system and how eager individuals & organizations are to attain and maintain a high star rating. While many believe that an app’s success depends on the features and its capabilities, and some of it does, the real difference between an app that gets a high rating and one that doesn’t, is it's user experience & engagement, reliability, security, and performance.

Having a “COOL” app doesn’t guaranty a five-star rating; Most users are likely to abandon an app if it has performance or functional issues. Based on the research and feedback we have received, poor ratings are closely linked to issues like app crashes, network performance, and battery drain. It's prudent to have a simple app which functions correctly.

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Topics: Mobile testing, Xamarin test cloud, Cross Platform Mobile Development, Xamarin Cloud

15 Point checklist before you start building your mobile app

Posted by Atul Gunjal on Oct 12, 2017 10:42:21 AM

Are you planning to develop a mobile app? Great... Here is a 15 point check list before you even get started with it.

Scoping and high level estimation of any mobile app development can be simplified using a simple checklist approach. It helps in refining your initial requirements and ensures that the mobile app's scope of work is clearly defined. It allows you to capture a prospect’s needs at very high level. 

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Topics: Cross Platform Developement, Cross Platform Mobile Development, Mobile Development, Estimation, Mobile App Estimation

Lifebuoy for the Cross-Platform Enterprise Mobile Development - Our experience on Microsoft's Xamarin Platform

Posted by Atul Gunjal on Oct 5, 2017 11:23:17 AM

Xamarin. Forms is a compelling framework for developing native enterprise cross-platform line of business applications. We have used Xamarin.Forms for rapid cross-platform enterprise mobile development for iOS and Android platforms using C#. In this blog, we will explore one of the apps that we conceptualized and developed for our client from inception to production, in just 4 months. Moreover, we achieved 96% code sharing on the client side (iOS, Android code) and the backend server side (Web API) code.

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Topics: Xamarin.forms, Cross Platform Developement, Cross Platform Mobile Development, Mobile Development, Xamarin

Five reasons to consider Cross Platform Mobile Development.

Posted by Atul Gunjal on Aug 17, 2017 8:45:34 AM

Smartphones have become an integral part of our social and professional life. We all use apps that help us communicate and collaborate. These are quintessential to getting things done on the go.  

The global mobile workforce is set to increase from 1.32 billion in 2014, accounting for 37.4% of the global workforce, to 1.75 billion in 2020, accounting for 42.0% of the global workforce. The growth is taking place across the globe. Executives, consultants, and workers on the go are demanding mobile apps that will give access to their back office data to help them make decisions while they are on the move.

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Topics: Cross Platform Developement, Cross Platform Mobile Development, Mobile Development, Xamarin, Mobile