Optiva Media has worked together with HBO for the last two years on the quality assurance (QA) for the different applications HBO application runs on. These include the following:
● Apple TV
● Mobile & Table (Android and iOS)
● SmartTV (AndroidTV, LG and Samsung)
● Vodafone STBs
One of the main challenges was the validation of the new user interface for HBO app offered by Vodafone TV on their STBs. Optiva Media consultants were commended with the following tasks:
1. Design and build up a test plan from scratch with a basis on the requirements made by HBO product team so the user experience was in line with other HBO apps.
2. Test plan execution and bug reporting.
3. Iteration with vendors providing SW builds until quality was ensured.
Solution & outcome
HBO app with a new user interface for Vodafone TV was launched for customers on 10 January 2019. The app successfully passed QA certification and user trials, and continues to be the version available to Vodafone STB users as of today. The finally approved version was achieved using a continuous improvement approach based on agile methodology. The project timelines were duly kept and the QA-approved version was delivered on time.