Taking a Holistic Approach to Digital Transformation

May 18, 2016

Digital transformation isn’t easy. If approached incorrectly, attempted digital transformations can become lengthy, costly undertakings, which either don’t show value for years, or completely fail to meet the business goals that incited them.

Alison Kimble
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Topics: Business Strategy

Announcing Twin tools Addin for Xamarin Studio

March 3, 2016

I'm pleased to announce that we're making our Xamarin Studio productivity add-in publicly available.

George Cook
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Topics: Development and Technology

Explorations in Cross-Platform Assets: 9-Slice Stretchable SVGs in Xamarin.Forms Apps

February 23, 2016

There comes a time in cross-platform development where you inevitably long for a simpler mechanism for dealing with the deluge of image assets. You end up with three or more sizes of every single image for every platform. At Twin, SVGs have risen to that challenge for us, and we use it everywhere we can with a custom variant of Paul Patarinski's SvgImage control. After some minimal setup work to start using them, they render crisply at any size and resolution we throw at them.

Adam Patridge
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Topics: Development and Technology

UX Practice Integration - Design Principles

January 11, 2016

This is part 2 of a 3 part series on UX practice integration. In this section, we will expand our UX best practices with a discussion on design principles. View part 1 here.

Kim Snyder
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Topics: UX

Advanced Xamarin Forms Techniques for flexible and performant cross platform apps - part 5, Page in page embedding

November 19, 2015

This is the final part in our blog series exploring how to push Xamarin Forms to it’s limits. In this part I will show you a tried and trusted technique we use at Twin to achieve unique and rich user experiences in Xamarin Forms apps, that rely on different navigation paradigms than those provided by Xamarin Forms.

George Cook
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Topics: Development and Technology

UX Practice integration - Crafting Personas

October 28, 2015

This is part 1 of a 3 part series on UX practice integration. Twin Technologies places great value on research at the foundation of our UX design process. In this installment, we will address how getting to know target users through personas helps businesses adopt good UX practices.

Kim Snyder
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Twin Technologies Announces Unlimited Vacation Policy

October 20, 2015

At Twin Technologies, everything we do is measured by the outcomes for our clients, our partners, and our employees. We know that people are our most important assets, and as such, we are constantly seeking new ways to empower our employees.

Alison Kimble
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Topics: Career

Succeeding as a Project Manager through Agile

September 11, 2015

  Many organizations have attempted to transition to Agile, and many have failed.  Organizations have either returned to waterfall because that is what they are familiar with, or say that they are practicing “agile” when in fact they are practicing 2 to 4 week waterfall delivery.   Many CEOs and CTOs today were groomed in a world in which plans and vast amounts of very detailed specifications provided a false sense of control and security, the uncertainty and openness engrained in following Agile makes them feel extremely uncomfortable.

Kim Lennon
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Digital Security is Crucial for Sensitive Assets, but That Doesn't Mean It's Easy

August 27, 2015

Enterprises are concerned about their digital security, and for good reason: breaches in security can result in costly legal battles, bad press, and loss of customer trust. It only takes a second for a sensitive document to end up in the wrong hands, but recovery from the fallout takes considerably longer. Locking down mission critical assets with digital rights management (DRM) principles helps prevent these costly breaches, but purchasing DRM software far from guarantees airtight security.

Alison Kimble
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Topics: Security

Looking for a Place to Start Your Digital Transformation? Digitize Client Onboarding

August 24, 2015

As the digital revolution marches on, and increasingly connected customers’ expectations climb, it is more crucial than ever for financial institutions to move toward digital transformation. Digital transformation doesn’t happen overnight – it happens one process, application, or customer touch point at a time. One of the most impactful places to invest in transformation is the client onboarding process. The onboarding process doesn’t just represent a customer’s first impression of your business, it also represents a huge opportunity to save on operating costs, and gather data to expand sales.

Alison Kimble
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Topics: Financial Services, Business Strategy, Customer Engagement