AgilizTech Annual Meet 2016: A day to ponder, rejoice and cherish!

On 20 Oct 2016, the AgilizTech family regrouped to celebrate the AgilizTech Annual Meet 2016 with great pomp and zeal.

The event held at Nandhana Grand, Koramangala, Bangalore, was attended by the extended family of AgilizTech – its beloved Bangalore employees, proud family members and the indispensable remote team from Chennai. The event was presided over by distinguished Chief Guests – Ganthi MathiNathan, Sumatipal Kotangale, Sundara Rajan and Venkata Subramanian.

Chief Guests (from Left to Right): Ganthi MathiNathan, Sumatipal Kotangale, Sundara Rajan, and Venkata Subramanian

Chief Guests (from Left to Right): Ganthi MathiNathan, Sumatipal Kotangale, Sundara Rajan, and Venkata Subramanian

CEO’s Keynote Address

Mr Ganesh, MD & CEO, AgilizTech, addresses the gathering

Mr Ganesh, MD & CEO, AgilizTech, addresses the gathering

Firstly, Mr Ganesh Babu, the MD & CEO of AgilizTech delivered his keynote address. He spoke about the company’s roots, its rapid growth, the status quo and the roadmap for the future. He was all praises for his employees and lauded and recognized their contribution to the development of AgilizTech.

Also, he unveiled the Company’s new branding and explained the significance of the new logo.

AgilizTech's new logo

AgilizTech’s new logo

Green to represent fresh thoughts, blue to represent trust, the arrows to mark continuous agility and progress, the interlinked chevrons to indicate collaboration, stability and a 360 degree approach.

The key message, that is, the DNA of the firm was noted to be “I Am You”, in which, the company recognizes itself as one with the customer. The CEO also said that, every employee should imbibe this message and implement it in their day-to-day activities, whether it be meeting a client, discussing with a team member, in conjunction with the company and with the society. The re-branding will be realized in November.

According to Mr Ganesh, the next steps to be taken by the firm to reach new heights  is to focus on stability, improvement and organic growth. The dapper, new look received praises from all quarters.

The Chief Guests too, noted the company’s progress and offered tips and invaluable advice on how to stay on the pursuit of excellence to grow and prosper.

Talents no more latent

AgilizTech got talent!

AgilizTech got talent!

Next was the talent show organized by the employees. The hidden talents of the firm were out in the limelight as singers, Meghana, Deep and Pooja dazzled the audience with their vocal skills. Not to be left behind, the skit team, consisting of Karan, Gurukiran, Aditya and Nikitha, put up a spirited and humorous performance and left the audience in splits.

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And the Award goes to…

Next on the cards were the awards! AgilizTech honored the contributions of all its employees with awards and certificates. The function was full of reminiscing memories and acknowledging the hard work and efforts put in by all the employees. The family members of employees, too, were called on the dais to receive the awards and share the joy and pride.

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Off to WonderLa!

In the second half of the day, the team visited WonderLa, the amusement park at the outskirts of Bangalore. The day was spent on thrilling land and water rides, having loads of fun and making beautiful memories to cherish and rejoice.

The employees have a splash at WonderLa!

The employees have a splash at WonderLa!

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All-in-all, the AgilizTech Annual Meet 2016 was a grand success. It was a fruitful and fun-filled day for AgilizTech as it took another step towards the path of growth and development.

5 best practices for mobile app qa

5 Best Practices for Mobile App QA by AgilizTech

According to a study by Compuware, only 16% users give mobile apps more than two chances. So for the other 84%, it is a two-shot experience. The app is given just two chances to prove its mark, and if it fails it is unceremoniously removed from their phones. A lot of apps have been sent to the app graveyard due to bad user experiences. An example is Forecast, which was let down due to inadequate QA and innumerable bugs in the Android version.

A report by Perfecto Mobiles claims that, 44% of the app defects are reported by users! Of these, 20% are gathered via public user reviews and 24% sourced from direct user feedback.


Source: Perfecto Mobiles

All this emphasizes on the need to have a clear cut QA strategy, which ensures mobile app quality. And that requires serious efforts. You may ask, “We already put the app through a series of testing programs like usability, performance, security, compatibility, etc. What more can we do?” Well, no one disputes the fact that all apps are tested before being shipped, but are we following the best practices for mobile app QA?
At AgilizTech, we asked our team to list out the 5 best practices for mobile app QA that they swear by. Does your team follow these?

Best Practices for Mobile App QA

1. Practice agile methodology

True to our name, we have established a culture of continuous development, integration and testing. This shortens time gaps between new functionality, testing, bug detection and bug fixes. This also improves efficiency and makes vital course changes feasible for us.

2. Start testing along with development

It is best to start testing early as bugs may become too expensive to fix at later stages. We create test plans at the earliest. Also, we conduct test cycles and track results of each and every round.

3. Balance automated and manual testing

While automation may prove to be useful in repeated testing and saves time, it cannot completely replace manual testing. A fine balance between the two is required. Here are some key points to note:

  • Automated tests are essential for complex tests with multiple components.
  • Once we are familiar with the app functionality, automation helps in speeding up the testing process.
  • New functions are tested manually as it is difficult to write automated test scripts before a manual test.

The tool we prefer is Appium. To create scripts, we use Java Selenium.

4. Test on real devices too apart from emulators

We recently invested in Apple and Android devices, as testing on real devices gives us a better idea on the look and feel of the app and its usability. We agree that there are numerous device variants, and it is impossible to test on all these. So to tackle this and maximize test coverage, we go for a mix of emulators and devices. Also, we set device and OS preferences initially, and then ensure that the app works well on these.

What we do differently is that, we distribute the app among the AgilizTech employees and ask for their feedback on the app. This helps us understand the hits and misses in QA and leads to improved testing.

5. Verify if your app is power hungry

How many times would you have deleted apps because they were draining your phone battery?
That’s right, battery consumption is an important criterion on which users may give up on your app. Do compare your app with its competitors. While you are at it, also learn how it adjusts to negative conditions like varying network strengths or suspended connections.

Spoilt with choices, users decide the fate of an app in a jiffy. Ensuring that the app is bug-proof goes a long way in scoring higher user adoption. Hence, along with programming amazing features, it is also important to have solid QA done before the launch. Following these 5 best practices  for mobile app QA might prove beneficial to you.

Remember – A healthy app leads to happy users. 

Are you looking for an App Development partner? Look no further, as AgilizTech provides end-to-end services in the app-sphere, such as, development, testing and porting.

Contact us now!

Dear employees, let’s grab the cleaning supplies, it’s Ayudha Pooja!

Perhaps, in Indian mythology monkey business means a good thing. The vanar sena played an active role and helped Rama defeat Ravana, and add yet another holiday to the Indian calendar – Vijayadashami / Ayudha Pooja, celebrating the triumph of good over evil.

Actually, monkey business means time-wasting activity. One of the biggest reasons of time-wastage at work is workplace clutter, which also affects productivity.

We are unable to locate important papers, critical files and vital emails on time. Add the dust and grime, our work atmosphere is clogging our brains! So how do we ensure that productivity triumphs over clutter? Simple. While we tidy our houses for Ayudha Pooja this year, let’s spruce up our office too!


We reside here for around 7-8 hours every day. And on most days our desks look like bomb sites! Scattered papers, month-old sticky notes, long-forgotten whiteboard markings, the odd knick-knacks and the half-drunk coffee cup.

“If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”

Einstein’s question is food for thought indeed. Well, HERE’s WHAT NOT to do!


Here are some Dos:

  • Invest in a binder where you can store loose paper
  • Ensure that sticky notes are routinely discarded.
  • Use ‘To Dos’ in Outlook and track tasks efficiently.
  • Wipe photos, whiteboard and other knick-knacks
Let’s create our own quote! – “A clean, well-organized desk is a sign, of a planned and orderly mind.”



The once sleek, shiny laptop is now covered in grime. The squeaky clean mouse is greasy. The yummy evening snacks of masala vada and samosa had to cause some casualties.


  • Use a laptop cleaning kit to banish the dust and get the sparkle back on your laptop.
  • Avoid eating while using laptop, as crumbs get stuck between the keys and on the mouse.


Gadgets are every techie’s pride and joy. Let’s maintain them properly so that they serve us well.

 Email & Files

Often we click the file download button multiple times – sometimes out of frustration, sometimes by mistake. Result? Your Downloads folder is a nightmare! It is like Harry Potter’s doubling curse come to life!


  • As soon as you download a file, assign it a place on your system. Create an appropriately-named folder and paste it there. This is mandatory when the file is visual or audio. Text-oriented files can be searched easily, but the other categories would require intensive efforts.
  • Periodically clean up the Temp files. Temp files mean just that, temporary. Don’t let them become a permanent guest on your system.
  • Allocate time for system cleanup. Ruthlessly delete old and unnecessary files. If you have a copy on the cloud, even better, as you have backup. Remember. Your mantra is – Sift. Delete. Repeat.
  • Put Outlook to good use and get on top of your overflowing inbox. Use Rules wisely to ensure proper categorization of your mails.
  • Unsubscribe from unwanted newsletters and mails! And if you absolutely need those, then try

In the end, Work is worship. And we need to sharpen our work tools too. This year, let’s carry the spirit of Ayudha Pooja to our workspaces, and invoke the blessings of the divine.

Happy Vijayadashami everyone!