Ameet Shedge

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Strategies for Mobile Testing : Test early in the Development Cycle

Posted by Ameet Shedge on Apr 24, 2018 10:30:00 AM
Testing mobile application is never easy. It is becoming more complex each day, with release of new devices the complexity grows by many factorials. When the combination of new hardware & software come into play the app in production apps testing has to be automated. It is true that QA activities are considered a “cost center" vis-a-vis development, however QA is the  MOST important process in software development and release mobile app on the store. In the competitive mobile app market one has to solve puzzle related usability, functionality and performance by keeping an eye on the project budget. 
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Topics: Mobile testing, Cross Platform Mobile Development, Xamarin Cloud

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

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

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

xAPIWrapper – .NET Standard Library and Xamarin Component

Posted by Ameet Shedge on Aug 3, 2017 9:00:53 AM

What's Experience API ( xAPI )?

xAPI  lets applications share data about human performance (broadly defined). More precisely,  xAPI  lets you capture (big) data on human performance, along with associated instructional content or performance context information (i.e., experience).  xAPI  applies “activity streams” to tracking data and provides sub-APIs to access and store information about state and content. This enables nearly dynamic tracking of activities from any platform or software system, from traditional Learning Management Systems to mobile devices, simulations, wearables, physical beacons, and more.

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Topics: xAPIWrapper, Xamarin Component