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Volotea: Using Xamarin to deliver native app benefits

Volotea was looking forward to expanding into the mobile app marketplace in a big way. And, the decision to use industry-leading Xamarin tools to develop two cross-platform iOS & Android apps simultaneously proved very successful.

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Business Benefits

PGS Software was able to increase Volotea’s business success by simultaneously developing two Xamarin mobile applications for iOS and Android, hosted on a customised dotREZ REST API.

Thanks to using innovative Xamarin cross-platform development:

  • The mobile app production process was greatly simplified
  • A single team developed both applications – saving time and money
  • The developers were able to share 80% of code across platforms
  • Maintenance became easier and more cost-effective
  • The apps have the unmatched look and feel of native apps
  • Business Need

    Volotea was looking to diversify their team of developers in order to better innovate their existing platforms. They wanted to further expand onto the mobile market – and, to do so, they needed to create two brand new, user-friendly applications for iOS and Android.

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    We were able to quickly enter the mobile market with two great, brand-new iOS and Android applications. Choosing to use Xamarin as the core framework in the app development significantly decreased the time to market and helped save costs while the PGS team added value to the process with their great experience and knowledge of the Xamarin platform.

    Salva Castro, Digital Experience Director, Volotea

    Project Details

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    AWS Cloud, Unit/Integration Tests, Continuous Integration, Code metrics, GitHub, Facebook, Passbook, Paypal, Adyen

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    .NET, Xamarin.Forms (Android, iOS), MVVM Light, NUnit, API consumption, Git, UI Automation Tests

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    Calabash, MacinCloud, HockeyApp, Visual studio 2017, JetBrains Rider, Vs4Mac, CI:Jenkins, Azure, Crucible, Sourcetree

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    6 Xamarin Developer, 2 Mobile Software Testers

    About the Client

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    Volotea, the airline of European mid and small-sized cities, offers direct flights at very competitive prices. Since its creation in April 2012, Volotea has carried more than 22 million passengers across Europe and 6.57 million in 2018. In 2019, Volotea operates 319 routes among more than 80 medium and small-sized cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland, Luxembourg and Morocco. The airline expects to carry more than 7.5 million passengers in 2019. Volotea operates its network with 34 aircrafts in 2019. Its fleet includes Boeing 717s and Airbus A319s.

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