Kolkata, India (PressExposure) June 09, 2014 -- A unique strategy has been implemented at Teknowledge Software, to iron out coding mistakes committed by its in-house app developers. For every error, a token fine of Rs. 5 has to be paid by the developer at fault. The company has already set a benchmark in terms of app-quality, and the new rule would make the developers even more careful - to avoid this extra expense!
A reliable source from the mobile apps company informed that this penalty system is applicable only for careless mistakes done by developers. A four-member team, comprising representatives from the iOS, Android and UI/UX departments, has been formed - who would test/check the codes submitted by the programmers every week. If any error is detected, a decision as to whether it was avoidable would be reached by mutual consensus. If the concerned developer is adjudged to have been not attentive enough, (s)he will have to cough up five bucks.
The Android and iPhone app development experts have welcomed this innovative way to minimize chances of silly coding errors and testing oversights. Most junior developers are of the opinion that this fine, although a token amount, would make them just that bit extra careful - while creating app wireframes and mockups. Even team leaders and senior advisors have been brought under the purview of this system. The uniformity in the new system has not left any room for employee grievance.
When contacted, the Teknowledge CEO explained that he has certain schemes for using the collected fine amounts. The money would be saved in a separate office fund - and after every three months, it would be spent on either arranging for tech training sessions or buying new office supplies and accessories. The authorities would, of course, be the happiest if the pooled fine amount is minimal. That would mean that developers are practically not making any careless slip-ups.
Along with the all-new penalties, Teknowledge has also introduced a reward policy. After every month, the developer from whom the least amount of fines are collected would be a given a small gift. A quarterly contest would be launched from July, involving all the developers. They would be given the target of making absolutely no mistakes in their coding during that period. The ones who achieve this target would be announced 'best developer(s) of the quarter.'
Apart from fostering a healthy competition among the mobile app developers, this interesting way to counter coding mistakes would serve another purpose too. High service quality standards have always been a benchmark of Teknowledge Software, and with the employees now having that extra motivation to avoid errors, this endeavor would receive a boost. If the wireframes and prototypes showcased to clients are error-free, that would automatically create a positive buzz about the company. What's more - mobile app testing at the final stage would also become much quicker and easier.
The first week after the implementation of the fines has gone just the way the officials at Teknowledge had hoped for. Not a single case of careless coding has been detected in the first seven days of June. According to an iOS app developer - everyone is trying to avoid the ignominy of being the first to be branded as 'careless'. For the Teks team - it's not Rs. 5 at stake, it's their prestige!
Teknowledge Software has a long track record of providing complete satisfaction to all their clients. With the new policy at place, the company head is confident that the service standards would go up further.