Mobile Apps

Top 5 Mobile Application Testing Tips

With the world moving from desktop to mobile device, the number of mobile applications being developed is increasing day to day. With the increasing count of mobile applications in the App Store (be it Google Play Store or Apple iTunes Store) the prior thing that needs to be done is mobile application testing. Mobile application development always requires a testing phase which is required to be performed before giving the green signal for using the app. But what points are to be remembered while running a mobile app testing. Following are the points that need to be overlooked before confirming any app for the mobile users.

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Cortana is Now Available to Android as iOS Users as Well!

Earlier confined to the Windows platform, Cortana – the successful app from Microsoft and best described as Microsoft’s digital personal assistant – is now available for iOS and Android users as well.

Just a day before Microsoft released Cortana as iOS and Android apps for US residents and it is expected that soon it will be available outside of the States as well. The preview editions were released on both platforms earlier this year as the finalized apps seem to be similar to them. At the bottom you’ll find a search box with an option for speech search, a menu button at the top left and the rest of the screen shows cards displaying information on weather, packages, appointments and the like.

Microsoft announced in a blog post, “Today, we’re excited to announce that Cortana is available on select iPhone, Android and Cyanogen OS powered devices as a great companion experience to your Windows 10 PC.”

It’s averred by Microsoft that the all-new Cortana app “…comes with the same intelligence as Cortana on your PC, with the ability to look up information and give helpful suggestions. The information stored in Cortana’s Notebook on your PC such as interests, weather and more, will travel with you across devices and any changes you make on one will be reflected on your other devices.”

Meanwhile, iOS and Android phones still miss some features that Cortana offers with Windows phone, such as toggling settings or opening apps, and the ability to invoke Cortana hands-free by saying “Hey Cortana.”

As of now Cortana for Windows 10 is available only in English in the country and we’ll update you when Microsoft releases Cortana for Android and iOS users in other regions.

At Octal Info Solution, we offer wonderful web and mobile application development solutions for varying industries.


Exceptional Case of Client-Company Relationship

There is no better feeling for a service provider than having their clients overwhelmed and feel superlative with the services delivered to them. Indeed, that’s the best kind of reward to get.

Having been in the arena of web and mobile development services for more than a decade, we have successfully earned quite a name all around the world for delivering immaculate services. Our team has made best efforts to make your experience unforgettable and your appreciation for us is the validation that we’re doing good and quality work. Here we’re celebrating this wonderful customer testimonial we have received from our esteemed client, John Valance, President and CTO of Division 1 Systems, LLC.


It was certainly a proud moment for Octal Info Solution being praised in such a remarkable manner. Have a look at the following scanned copy of his appreciation letter and it is indeed an overwhelming feeling for Team Octal.

We feel glad to see our efforts reaping good results and earning us your positive words. Big thank you for acknowledging our hard work. This will certainly motivate us to perform better.



Japan Introduces its First Windows Phone – NuAns!

Microsoft’s first Lumia smartphones that run Windows 10 Mobile are out there in the market and what came as a big surprise was Windows Phone getting support from unlikeliest of countries — Japan. Well, the buzz says that in the past few days two Windows Mobile 10 handsets have gone on sale in Japan and there’s the entry-level ¥12,000 ($104) Katana 01 from Freetel, and electronics retailer Yamada Denki’s ¥39,800 ($324) EveryPhone, which at 6.9mm thick is labeled being the thinnest Windows phone ever.

Both of the devices are considered uninteresting apart beside their novel combination of software and origin. However, now there’s a Japanese Windows phone with unique design, launched by a company that’s never even made a phone before – NuAns Neo.

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Make the Most of This Festive Season With E-Commerce

Festive Season is round the corner and it’s time already for the joyful celebrations. However, during this hoopla you ought to not be overlooked to Black Friday & Cyber Monday, as it’s time to make the most of best deals offered by Merchants and E-commerce stores.

It’s just the right time

The online shopping enthusiasts have been eagerly looking forward to this time and that’s why e-Commerce and Merchants are presenting greatest online deals treating the savvy shoppers this fall season. It’s just the right time for merchants to enter into the era of e-shopping as more than 1 billion buyers are buying products online and it’s forecasted that the figure will continuously grow.

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