Commercialization of New Android Devices
Aricent Enables Commercialization of New Android Devices for a Leading OEM
The client was a world leader in designing, developing and manufacturing products in a range of form factors using flash memory, controller and firmware technologies. The company provides high-speed, high-capacity storage solutions that can be used in lieu of hard disk drives in a range of computing devices, including personal computers and enterprise servers.
The client was seeking to develop complete knowledge of the complex Android Application Framework for interfacing with specific user applications. Additionally, it was looking to develop high end applications, and drive demand for storage and User Interfaces (UIs), all at a reasonable cost. Apart from delivering a differentiated user experience, the customer had to ensure that the UI application software was being developed while the hardware was still being manufactured so that it could gain the first mover advantage.
- Accelerate time-to-market for new Android devices
- Deliver an enhanced user experience with highly differentiated user interface
- Assemble a team of engineers with deep domain expertise in record time, while adhering to stringent time and cost constraints
- Develop the user interface and application software while the hardware was being manufactured
Aricent developed a Mobile Applications Suite for Android consisting of rich multimedia applications, including Music and Video players, Inbox, Social Networking Contacts Widget, Home Screen, Web Browser, Maps, Notes, Search stack and Calculator.
These applications were developed using Java and C++, and an Agile Development methodology (SCRUM), with around 4 weeks iteration in the execution of the project.
Its deep domain expertise in multimedia and consultants who understand Android in depth enabled Aricent’s to provide a completely integrated solution. Aricent’s world-class design house – frog design – was instrumental in the development of a rich and differentiated user experience.
The entire effort was channelized to propel growth for the customer by creating media rich applications.
The comprehensive set of services offered by Aricent’s Android CoE reduced the development timeline by more than 50%. Additionally, this engagement was completed well within the customer’s stringent budget constraints. The customer could successfully gain the first mover advantage for Android based products, with a fully functional and differentiated user experience. Finally, the engagement achieved near zero defects because of Aricent’s product assurance service, driven through automated and rigorous test suites.