Thousands of companies are building great apps with Xamarin.

Bosch-Siemens maximizes home efficiency & customer loyalty.

Bosch-Siemens (BSH) is Europe’s leading household appliances manufacturer. BSH recently launched a new mobile application for smartphones and tablets that will help the company’s customers get the most value out of their BSH products.

The app helps customers maximize home efficiency by providing washing instructions, recipes, demonstration videos and interactive manuals. The app integrates with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and an internal backend content management system to deploy new videos, articles and recipes dynamically. This regular infusion of new content makes it easy for the company to keep the app as fresh as the produce in a BSH refrigerator.

The app was built by Zühlke Engineering, a Xamarin Premier Consulting Partner. The app had to be technically perfect, embodying the commitment to precision engineering and technological innovation that characterizes BSH appliances. Xamarin was the choice for the project to meet BSH’s performance and modern, intuitive user interface requirements as block as Zühlke’s developer productivity and fast time-to-market needs.

“The ability to deliver fully native user experiences, combined with the ability to reuse our existing skills, tools, testing and continuous integration frameworks makes Xamarin a quite obvious choice for Zühlke’s mobile development projects. Sharing code across device platforms helps us exceed customer expectations and expand our strategically important mobile business.”

Harald Haller, Business Unit Manager, Zühlke

“Mobile is an increasingly strategic channel for us to engage with our readers. Xamarin made it possible for our team to build an app much more quickly than we otherwise could have.”

Ian Rosen
VP & General Manager
MarketWatch & Smartmoney

“Key to the success of our mobile initiatives is delivering a great user experience on a broad range of devices, which is exactly what Xamarin enables us to do. We're able to use our existing team and code to go mobile with great, native apps.”

“Building the app with Xamarin made it fast and easy for us to extend Intune’s reach to Android users. Through Xamarin’s code-sharing capabilities, we now have the development agility required in today’s fast-paced BYOD world.”

Julie Bennett
Partner Director of Development for Windows Intune

Hanx Writer, a typewriter app for iOS, brought to you by Tom Hanks.

The #1 iPad app of Summer 2014, Hanx Writer was built for actor Tom Hanks by Xamarin Premiere Partner Hitcents. Mr. Hanks wanted an app that made him feel like he was using a typewriter, with the same sounds and feel, but with the capabilities of a word processor.

As a cross-platform mobile development studio, Hitcents explained the benefits of having an app that could be utilized on any device. They used Xamarin to build the Hanx Writer because of its ability to expose to all of the native iOS capabilities, including iOS TextKit and Core Animation, and to have the option to easily port the app to other form factors and device platforms at Mr. Hanks’ request.

Hitcents

“The thing that Xamarin gives us that the other cross-platform tools don’t is complete access to the native APIs. With Xamarin, you can use anything Apple provides to do animations or work with text — or anything iOS provides — and you still get to use C#, the language that you already love.”

Jon Peppers, Senior Applications Developer, Hitcents

Based on Hanks’ vintage typewriters, it took just two developers, a designer, and a 3D artist at Hitcents five months to create an app that feels, looks, and sounds like a real typewriter for iOS, with the option to easily port the app to other form factors and device platforms down the road.

“On the business development side, Xamarin makes it easier for me to talk to clients about cross-platform development. It helps my sales pitch to be able to offer them this cost effective resource to push their app or game out to multiple different platforms; it’s just so exciting for them. If your team is already using C# or .NET in some way, using Xamarin is a no brainer.”

Macy Mills, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Hitcents

“A growing portion of Direct Energy’s customer base live and die by their smartphone.” “A great mobile app on multiple platforms, made possible by Pariveda and Xamarin, is a big differentiator in this highly competitive market.”

Monte Beck
CMO
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“The efficiency of Xamarin is making it easier for us to take on mobile projects. We know how quickly we can work, and how much easier it is—compared to using other solutions.”

Matt Fordham
Group Lead
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“I knew that Xamarin‘s performance advantages over other cross platform tools and its rock-solid support for all of the iOS APIs were just what this project needed.”

Dirk Eismann
Mobile Application Specialist
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Kimberly-Clark mobilizes its field sales force.

Kimberly-Clark wanted to increase the efficiency of their Professional Safety Products field sales force by enabling them to use iPads to create custom proposals onsite. Their first attempt with an HTML5-based app did not get sales rep adoption.

They turned to Xamarin to build a fully native iPad app, using Xamarin Consulting Partner Bluetube. Xamarin enabled Kimberly-Clark to reuse most of their existing C# code and many of their existing web services which saved hundreds of hours of development time.

Salespeople are able to access up-to-the-minute customer account information through a custom Salesforce.com integration and are able to present high quality product information through integration with Kimberly-Clark’s Sitecore CMS.

With this new Xamarin-based app, Kimberly-Clark has seen a significant increase in revenue, a reduction in sales cycle time and a significant improvement in overall customer satisfaction.

“The results from our new field sales app are phenomenal—our sales people love the app and are able to engage customers and close deals more effectively. Key to the app's success is the beautiful, fast user experience made possible by Xamarin.”

Kim MacDougall, Senior Capability Development Manager

“With the recent iPad and Android tablet explosion, we knew we had to provide an amazing experience on those devices. With Xamarin, we were able to mobilize 10 million lines of existing .NET code, greatly accelerating our timeline.”

Nick Sykes
Director of Mobile Projects

“Xamarin enabled our engineering team to become native mobile developers almost overnight, eliminating the expense of hiring scarce, expensive platform-specific developers for our mission-critical mobile development.”

David Fuller
Vice President of Software R&D

“Xamarin allows us to quickly and efficiently code mobile apps for more than one platform. Some mobile software says they can do cross-platform, Xamarin delivers.”

Ryan Kolatalo
Vice President of Technology
LEAP Digital Agency

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