Four key elements of a self-service portal for utility customers

Posted by Atul Gunjal on Jan 16, 2018 1:20:00 PM

What is a self-service portal?

As per WiKi, a self-service software allows people to secure answers to their inquiries and needs in an automated way instead of traditional search approaches or calling customer support.

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Topics: Energy and utility

Testing Mobile Apps: It's easier than you think, but you need to know what aspects of the app to test and how, every release?

Posted by Ameet Shedge on Nov 7, 2017 12:54:30 PM

When it comes to mobile apps, we all are familiar with the five-star rating system and how eager individuals & organizations are to attain and maintain a high star rating. While many believe that an app’s success depends on the features and its capabilities, and some of it does, the real difference between an app that gets a high rating and one that doesn’t, is it's user experience & engagement, reliability, security, and performance.

Having a “COOL” app doesn’t guaranty a five-star rating; Most users are likely to abandon an app if it has performance or functional issues. Based on the research and feedback we have received, poor ratings are closely linked to issues like app crashes, network performance, and battery drain. It's prudent to have a simple app which functions correctly.

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Topics: Mobile testing, Xamarin test cloud, Cross Platform Mobile Development, Xamarin Cloud

15 Point checklist before you start building your mobile app

Posted by Atul Gunjal on Oct 12, 2017 10:42:21 AM

Are you planning to develop a mobile app? Great... Here is a 15 point check list before you even get started with it.

Scoping and high level estimation of any mobile app development can be simplified using a simple checklist approach. It helps in refining your initial requirements and ensures that the mobile app's scope of work is clearly defined. It allows you to capture a prospect’s needs at very high level. 

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Topics: Cross Platform Developement, Cross Platform Mobile Development, Mobile Development, Estimation, Mobile App Estimation

Lifebuoy for the Cross-Platform Enterprise Mobile Development - Our experience on Microsoft's Xamarin Platform

Posted by Atul Gunjal on Oct 5, 2017 11:23:17 AM

Xamarin. Forms is a compelling framework for developing native enterprise cross-platform line of business applications. We have used Xamarin.Forms for rapid cross-platform enterprise mobile development for iOS and Android platforms using C#. In this blog, we will explore one of the apps that we conceptualized and developed for our client from inception to production, in just 4 months. Moreover, we achieved 96% code sharing on the client side (iOS, Android code) and the backend server side (Web API) code.

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Topics: Xamarin.forms, Cross Platform Developement, Cross Platform Mobile Development, Mobile Development, Xamarin

Five reasons to consider Cross Platform Mobile Development.

Posted by Atul Gunjal on Aug 17, 2017 8:45:34 AM

Smartphones have become an integral part of our social and professional life. We all use apps that help us communicate and collaborate. These are quintessential to getting things done on the go.  

The global mobile workforce is set to increase from 1.32 billion in 2014, accounting for 37.4% of the global workforce, to 1.75 billion in 2020, accounting for 42.0% of the global workforce. The growth is taking place across the globe. Executives, consultants, and workers on the go are demanding mobile apps that will give access to their back office data to help them make decisions while they are on the move.

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Topics: Cross Platform Developement, Cross Platform Mobile Development, Mobile Development, Xamarin, Mobile

Cross Platform Mobile development using Xamarin.Forms

Posted by Atul Gunjal on Aug 4, 2017 2:50:14 AM

Xamarin.Forms, I should or shouldn't ?

As we started getting more mature on the Xamarin platform, prospect clients have started asking us questions related to the viability of using Xamarin.Forms. However, since the time Xamarin came under the fold of the Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE, we have started noticing the change in questions. These are more towards internal of Xamarin and when to use.

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Topics: Xamarin.forms, Cross Platform Developement, Cross Platform Mobile Development, Mobile Development, Xamarin

xAPIWrapper – .NET Standard Library and Xamarin Component

Posted by Ameet Shedge on Aug 3, 2017 9:00:53 AM

What's Experience API ( xAPI )?

xAPI  lets applications share data about human performance (broadly defined). More precisely,  xAPI  lets you capture (big) data on human performance, along with associated instructional content or performance context information (i.e., experience).  xAPI  applies “activity streams” to tracking data and provides sub-APIs to access and store information about state and content. This enables nearly dynamic tracking of activities from any platform or software system, from traditional Learning Management Systems to mobile devices, simulations, wearables, physical beacons, and more.

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Topics: xAPIWrapper, Xamarin Component