Mobile App Development for ResourceiT
Mobile app development
ResourceiT delivers business, sales and marketing consulting and services to its IT sector clients. Leveraging the experience gained from delivering over 2,000 projects for the full spectrum of clients across Enterprise, Mid-Market and SMB over the last 13 years, it works with companies to help them generate leads, launch products, enter new markets and increase the effectiveness of existing channel programs. Led by the energetic and inspirational Julie Simpson the company continues to experience significant year on year growth.
Through multiple years of association with Microsoft and it’s UK partner channel and recognising how often people slip into abbreviations and acronyms that often confuse in everyday communications, ResourceiT developed the Microsoft Abbreviation Dictionary (MAD) in 2009 .
Its purpose was simple. To list and define all available Microsoft abbreviations in common use and bring them to the customers and partners in one easy to use booklet.
Now in its 8th edition, MAD has been incredibly popular as a downloadable PDF available from the ResourceiT website. However, realising the potential for a smartphone app, Julie approached Commerceworks to develop a cross platform mobile version of MAD.
“We had been debating for a while which organisation to work with that could advise us on the right platform and approach and quickly and effectively build the app in time for launch at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Once we met Commerceworks, it was clear that they were the ultimate partner for us” Julie Simpson, Founder and CEO, ResourceiT Consulting.
Using the Xamarin development environment and Windows Azure, Commerceworks developed a core backend database and mobile connectors. The Xamarin IDE for visual studio allowed us to design the UI components once and deploy to the 3 device types, Windows Mobile, iOS and Android. When the app is downloaded from the relevant app store the database is dynamically populated by the Azure connector. This architecture means ResourceiT is able to maintain the dictionary and automatically sync the updates with the users device.
Once the app was built and tested it was deployed to the three app stores for download by end users.
“The app has been a great success and dealing with Commerceworks has been a walk in the park. Genuine commercial awareness, exceptionally high quality product and deadlines not only met but exceeded. Any organisation seeking a safe pair of super capable hands, has found it in Commerceworks, I couldn’t recommend the business enough”.
Anyone interested can follow the links below to download MAD for the platform of their choice.
For more information about ResourceiT please go to www.resourceit.net