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Xamarin – a year on. (Part 2 of 2)
Xamarin – a year on. (Part 2 of 2) 1024 576 Tom Kington

Following on from Part 1 earlier this week, Tom now takes us through how exactly Xamarin can help you with cross-platform development. If you missed Part 1 – catch up here. How Will It Help Me Code sharing – by sharing up to 95% of your code across platforms you reduce the amount of duplicate…

Xamarin – a year on. (Part 1 of 2)
Xamarin – a year on. (Part 1 of 2) 1024 576 Tom Kington

Introduction So here we are, almost a year after we embarked on our first Xamarin project and we have successfully delivered said project and become a Xamarin Authorised Consulting Partner for good measure. But what have we learnt and what are our thoughts about the platform after using it in vain? Hopefully we can shed…

Software Solved are now officially a Xamarin Authorised Consulting Partner!
Software Solved are now officially a Xamarin Authorised Consulting Partner! 1024 682 Jon Hogg

Good news folks – we have just had the honour to be officially recognised as a Xamarin Authorised Consulting Partner. This is a great reward for our team who have been working extensively with Xamarin recently. They delivered a fantastic project for The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – read more about it…

Security and the Internet of Things – Has Your Doohickey Been Compromised?
Security and the Internet of Things – Has Your Doohickey Been Compromised? 1024 683 Rudi Van Der Heide

The Internet of Things, or IoT for short, has been growing and will continue to grow. Some prognosticators estimate that there will 50 billion internet-connected devices by 2020, although other estimates (from people who are less prone to exaggeration) are around 20 billion. That is still several devices for every man, woman, and child on…

Machine Learning: What’s it all About?
Machine Learning: What’s it all About? 1024 682 Ashley Workman

Following on from other blogs that my colleagues have written, I also attended the Tech Exeter conference. The session I was most interested in was the talk regarding Machine Learning, AI and the Brain by Samantha Adams. When thinking about AI and Machine Learning it is easy to be caught up thinking about the bleeding…

Augmented Reality (AR) in the Real World
Augmented Reality (AR) in the Real World 1024 384 Dom Holmes

There’s a new toy in the office and the excitement from those of us who covet techy things is palpable. Well, it is IN the office unless the MD’s slipped it into his bag to take home and play with. So far only Rudi has had time with the precious. Hands up who knows what…

Turning Developers Into Testers
Turning Developers Into Testers 1024 683 Jon Stace

As you will have seen from last week’s blog article, we recently went to the TechExeter conference. One of the sessions that I attended that really piqued my interest was a talk on replacing testers with developers by Dave Longman. This subject, once you get past the contentious session title, is something I’ve been thinking…

Software Solved at the Tech Exeter Conference
Software Solved at the Tech Exeter Conference 958 491 Jon Hogg

On Friday the 8th September 2017 we sent a few lucky representatives of Software Solved to the Tech Exeter Conference. If you haven’t heard of Tech Exeter, here’s what you need to know: Run by Kris Sum and Rob Glover – it is a focal point for all things ‘tech’ in Exeter. They organise regular…

Five Major Benefits of Data Visualisation for Charities and Non-Profits
Five Major Benefits of Data Visualisation for Charities and Non-Profits 1000 667 Jon Hogg

Huge amounts of data are being generated every minute of every day. In fact, 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone. When you factor in the global proliferation of internet connected devices, this isn’t surprising. But, how do you extract the value from this data? Data isn’t worth…

Why Not-For-Profits Need to Ensure Applications are Cross-Platform
Why Not-For-Profits Need to Ensure Applications are Cross-Platform 1000 667 Jon Hogg

It takes considerable resource to build, test and launch an application – people, time and money. Most not-for-profits don’t have these resources in abundance. So if you’re going to build an application, why wouldn’t you launch an application that works across all devices and platforms; and even works when there is no internet access? Keep…