What's in the Works for AI Technology in 2017
2017 is shaping up to be a key pivot point for technologies surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI). From virtual assistants and facial recognition, to robots and autonomous automobiles, machine learning, neural networks and more, AI-related technologies are transforming industries and empowering individuals like never before. Here is a list of some of our favorite articles from Q1!
The Real Business Value Behind Xamarin
Since the days of the personal computer battle between Windows and Macintosh, software companies have been faced with a difficult choice. Develop separately for both platforms with two separate teams at twice the cost or pick only one platform to support. Neither of those choices have ever been appealing. The difference with the platform battle between Android and iOS on these modern personal computers we call smartphones is that the stakes are much higher and the demographics of both platforms overlap more than ever. Choosing one platform or the other really isn't a reasonable choice anymore. So here we are, 30 years later, still having to develop two completely separate copies of the same app using two completely different programming languages and software development platforms. It's not just expensive and inefficient, it's really time-consuming.
Integrating Xamarin.Forms with Native Development Workflows
Building a team that can efficiently deliver high quality Xamarin C#, Android Java, and iOS Obj-C/Swift apps comes as a daunting task to most companies that attempt to offer all three development approaches. Thoughts of different tool sets, programming languages, and even testing practices are points organizations often weigh when choosing either to go 100% platform native or 100% Xamarin for their mobile needs. However, building a team that can effectively deliver mobile solutions via all three approaches will put your organization in a much stronger position to succeed in the coming years.