ArcTouch Introduces Xamarin Accelerator Program (XAP)

by: | Oct 25, 2017

Leader in mobile experiences offers Xamarin expertise to help companies supercharge cross-platform app projects

[Editor’s note: The following is a press release originally published on PR Newswire.]

SAN FRANCISCO — ArcTouch, a full-service mobile and connected experiences studio, today announced its Xamarin Accelerator Program (XAP), a consulting service to help enterprise development teams build successful cross-platform mobile apps using Microsoft’s Visual Studio tools for Xamarin.

The market for mobile enterprise applications is estimated to reach USD $98 Billion by 2021. And according to a Forrester report, enterprises can dramatically reduce their costs and shorten the time to market if they use Xamarin for their cross-platform mobile projects. Xamarin helps development teams use a common codebase across mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows.

However, to build a successful mobile app with Xamarin, enterprise teams need to become experts with native mobile platforms. With years of experience building commercial applications for high-profile clients in the retail, entertainment, travel and sports industries, ArcTouch is uniquely positioned to help companies and their Xamarin development teams succeed.

“If you want to build an Android and iOS app simultaneously, Xamarin offers an incredibly powerful set of tools for companies to get to market very efficiently,” said Eric N. Shapiro, CEO and cofounder of ArcTouch. “Our Xamarin Accelerator Program helps companies and their developer teams learn our Xamarin best practices — which increases the velocity and quality of their projects.”

XAP program offerings

Depending on the unique needs of each client and project, ArcTouch XAP starts as low as $5,000 for hands-on expert consultation. ArcTouch’s Xamarin experts will:

  • Train teams on best practices using Xamarin, as it applies to each company’s unique project and business objectives
  • Guide development teams to the proper Xamarin toolset (Xamarin.Forms vs. Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android), along with other Xamarin and mobile tools
  • Help create a project framework based on the company’s mobile roadmap
  • Perform a design review to optimize UI and UX for cross-platform production

“ArcTouch has continually proven its expertise with high-profile cross-platform Xamarin apps,” said Greg Urquhart, Senior Director, Microsoft Mobile App Innovation Partner. “ArcTouch’s team of Xamarin designers and developers is well-suited to help companies apply best practices and ensure success with their Xamarin projects.”

For more information about the ArcTouch Xamarin Accelerator Program, please visit