Xamarin + Hospitality

Restaurants and hospitality businesses delight
customers and employees with intuitive, intelligent apps.

Olo App
Olo app

Olo uses mobile DevOps to power 150+ restaurant ordering programs and apps

Olo creates custom-branded Android and iOS ordering apps for over 150 restaurant brands, including Applebee's, Wingstop, and Five Guys, bringing seamless food ordering, pickup and delivery to 30M+ users. After early experimentation with other solutions, the team quickly switched to Xamarin to get the rapid time-to-market and rock-solid user experience their customers and users demand.

  • Fully automates entire development process to ensure always-solid release pipeline
  • Uses HockeyApp to instantly deploy any brand's app, instrumented to monitor real user behavior in the wild
  • Automation – including automated testing with Xamarin Test Cloud – frees the team to focus on innovative new features
  • Average 4+ stars for all brands in the public app stores.
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Outback App

Outback Steakhouse sizzles with its five-star restaurant apps.

Bloomin’ Brands Inc. is one of the world’s largest casual dining companies and operates over 1,500 restaurants, including Outback Steakhouse. The team is pioneering the future of casual dining experiences, making it fast and easy for customers to get seated and pay for their meals. Customers view nearby locations, add themselves to the waitlist, receive a push notification when their table is ready, and pay at the tables, all from the Outback app.

  • Taps into Azure backend to sync seating assignments and customer orders
  • Replaced HTML5 apps with fully redesigned Xamarin apps
  • Hyper-focused user experience, using Xamarin Test Cloud to catch issues
  • Kick started development with Xamarin Client Services team’s guidance and technical expertise
  • Won 2016 Xammy Award in Consumer Category
Direct Energy app
Watch Bloomin’ Brands' story Dutch Railways video

“We’ve paired Xamarin with Microsoft’s Azure technology. If we end up having to change our point of sale providers or seat manager solutions, we don’t have to actually change our app in any way. It’s all seamlessly abstracted within cloud technologies with Microsoft Azure."

Bryan Hooper, Senior Director IT Enterprise Architecture, Bloomin' Brands, Inc.
Insomnia App
Insomnia app

Insomnia Coffee reinvents consumer engagement with mobile "top-ups" and payments.

Insomnia Coffee is Ireland’s largest independent coffee chain and partnered with Escher Group to provide the Insomnia Treats loyalty program in 2014. The mobile-first program allows customers to view rewards, top-up account balances, pay, and use coupons without ever reaching for their wallets.

  • Replaced platform-specific development with Xamarin, sharing 70% code across Android and iOS platforms
  • Escher Group reduced development time by 25%
  • JudoPayments’ Xamarin SDK, including ApplePay and TouchID, ensures PII compliance for anytime top-ups
  • Allows Insomnia Coffee to understand customer behavior with robust analytics
  • Greatly improved Insomnia Coffee’s customer experience

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