ChaiOne Insights: app development

ChaiOne Achieves Microsoft Silver Partner Status

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As a leading provider of design-led custom digital solutions for industrial customers, ChaiOne is thrilled to announce our achievement of Silver Partner Status with the Microsoft Partner Network. We have added the Microsoft ‘Cloud Platform’ Silver level competency to our ever-growing list of partner recognized skills. Azure application development is an integral part of what we do at ChaiOne, and we are continuously striving to improve and add extra competencies under our belt.The Microsoft...

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Why Your Team Needs a Standard Architecture

13 minutes read

Introduction

This post will explain how implementing a Standard Architecture in ChaiOne's Engineering Department has helped us, and why you should implement a Standard Architecture for your own team.

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How Often Should I Update My Mobile App?

4 minutes read

I often get asked the question, well how often should I update my mobile app? I typically have to stop, think, and say: It depends. There is no magic number here, however, the frequency depends on a quite a few things. Below are 5 considerations you should consider when deciding how often you should update your app.

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Swift 4 JSONEncoder and JSONDecoder extensions

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As a digital innovation agency, ChaiOne is constantly finding ourselves on the bleeding edge of technology. Events such as WWDC become an agency-wide event in our offices. Developers from all different tech stacks can set time aside on their calendars to watch sessions and have discussions afterwards. This type of investment not only keeps ChaiOne up-to-date with what's new in the tech world, but helps the growth and development of its engineers.

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ChaiOne Employee Spotlight: Travis Fischer

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Travis Fischer

Director of Engineering at ChaiOne

This month’s ChaiOne Employee Spotlight is on Travis Fischer, the Director of Engineering at ChaiOne. As the Director of Engineering, Travis oversees all of our engineering activities. He has 20 employees that report to him plus subcontractors and an offshore team. He works on three things: works with the sales team since he is the first technical point of contact for most of the ChaiOne clients, works with projects if issues come up, and...

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A Guide To Geofencing

4 minutes read

This blog post is based on an interview with Kevin Lee, the Manager of Engineering, at ChaiOne.

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Why You Should Choose Xamarin As Your Cross-Platform Development Tool

5 minutes read

Over the years many businesses have invested heavily in using Microsoft throughout their organizations. Those with in-house development departments and custom software solutions more than likely chose to develop their software with a Microsoft language. Sharpening development skills can take years of dedication from the developer as well as a substantial investment from their employer. Many of these organizations realized that they could benefit from a native mobile solution beyond the...

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The Benefits of Native Apps

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Native apps are smartphone applications written specifically for a particular device.  Today the largest competitors are the iPhone and Android phone.  iPhone apps are written in Obj-C or Swift while Android apps are written in Java.  In an effort to speed up development and use other skill sets, there is a multitude of new tools available to create a mobile app without using the native language.  Generally non-native applications either compile down into the native code, or wrap themselves in...

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Incorporating Lean Sigma into App Development

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Want to grow revenue by 80% or increase market share by 60%? Well, your organization might not get the exact same results, but it can realize some benefits if proper Lean Sigma practices are put in place. Some benefits of using Lean Sigma include increased customer loyalty, improved operational efficiency, and better return on investments. With such a great tool for process improvement, it’s a shame that not all organizations use it.

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