Case Study: New Generation of ARM-based Tablets

For one of Auriga’s Customers, a manufacturer of highly customizable, innovative hardware mobile platforms for corporate and individual use, Auriga provided support for a new family of tablet devices. The project, implemented using SCRUM methodology, included system-level and application development for a set of hardware platforms (Android, Windows CE) based on new-generation ARM microprocessors with a multitude of periphery devices (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM/CDMA, GPRS, 4-40” displays) intended for use in public city transport. Continue reading

How to Start an Outsourcing Relationship

I’ve recently posted an article about the importance of communications to software development outsourcing success. But the question is—What’s the right way to start outsourcing relationships if you are trying to keep that important aspect in mind?

We’ve been providing software R&D services for over 20 years, and we’ve developed our own approach to starting such relationships. In 2005–08, we introduced a few joint presentations with IBM that underline the importance of communications and joint workshops. Since then, we’ve continued polishing the approach, and I want to share some cornerstones of it here. Continue reading

Mobile World Congress 2013 – Key Takeaways

Every year, Auriga attends the event that sets the tone for the coming months in the mobile industry: the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. This year, the MWC took place from February 25–28 at Fira Gran Via, and as usual, it was a huge success with over 1,700 exhibitors showcasing their latest devices, technologies, apps, and services. Continue reading

Case Study: Mobile/web Videoconference Clients

Auriga’s Customer, an innovative Russian start-up SaaS company, provides high-tech videoconferencing software and on-line services to clients from various industries and business areas interested in effective communication with partners, customers, and employees. The ultimate goal of Auriga’s Customer is to create a unified communication space for a potentially unlimited number of participants. Continue reading