Conversor Limited is a UK-based technology company providing hearing solutions and assistive listening devices (ALDs) designed for easy use with telecoil-equipped hearing aids, cochlear implants, or binaural headphones.
The client had a development partner based in India and a local UI/UX consulting firm who had been working on the Conversor Notetalker app — a high quality recording application for Android and iOS devices enabling easy-to-use audio recording, editing and analysis. Unfortunately, the Indian developer faced a challenge that they couldn’t overcome. The client urgently needed external help to resolve the issue and release their product. The service provider was to possess extensive audio and software application building experience, while having the project management and quality controls organized against the U.S. standards.
The major issue Softeq was expected to deal with in the first place was insufficient suppression of high-frequency and low-frequency noises which significantly impacted the quality of the recorded audio. The resulting solution was to aid students with dyslexic problems in grasping the lecture material by recording the lecturer’s speech and analyzing it during playback. So achieving high audio recording quality was key.
Conversor Notetalker is an audio recording application that allows creating audio files organized in a simple PC style filing system for easy retrieval of recordings. The audio and bookmark files can be uploaded to a number of note-taking management programs for subsequent playback, editing and further study.
To achieve high quality of the recording, Softeq’s team implemented custom regulators to compensate for noise distortions based on a special algorithm. It enables the app to assess the incoming sound properties and process it so that it corresponds to a more acceptable quality level by verifying the following parameters:
The team employed some Scrum (Agile) methods, including daily meetings and sprint-based development.
The project has been successfully delivered by the deadline allowing enough time for bug fixing and successful commercial launch of the application on Google Play and the App Store. The customer plans to further utilize Softeq’s software development expertise to create MAC and PC desktop application versions.