Xamarin + Media

Media and entertainment companies choose
Xamarin for high-fidelity native apps.

A star is born when Xamarin
and Cinemark join forces.

Cinemark is a leading theater chain in North America, with $2.7 billion in revenue and 5,600 screens. Disappointed by the hybrid app development frameworks Appcelerator and Sencha Touch, Cinemark chose a native path with Xamarin. The result is a ticketing and loyalty app worthy of one the nation's largest movie theater companies.

  • The app has over 6,700 five-star ratings on the Google Play Store
  • Innovative “Cinemode” feature silences phones automatically and rewards users
  • The app creates a direct relationship with previously anonymous moviegoers
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“We tried using other platforms to develop the app, but we found it a challenge to debug and to make it work properly on each operating system.”

Joe Dan Galyean, VP of Application Development at Cinemark
Fox Sports App
Fox Sports App

FOX Sports delights fans with anytime, anywhere access to their favorite teams.

FOX Sports is the leading sports provider in the U.S., offering over 3,000 LIVE events a year with coverage of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, UFC, FIFA World Cup, college football, and much more. With its mobile apps, FOX Sports engages fans before, during, and after game days. The mobile experience brings the latest scores, standings, news, and game highlights to their fingertips. User experience is critical for a consumer brand, and with its Xamarin apps, FOX Sports delivers a personalized experience for every fan. Using a combination of Xamarin for Visual Studio, SQL Server, Xamarin Test Cloud, and HockeyApp, its development team completely rebuilt its Android app to allow users to customize their home scoreboards, watch available game highlights, and receive customized push notifications.

  • Automates testing to ensure high quality experiences for its rapidly expanding monthly active userbase
  • 10K+ five-star Google Play reviews
  • Integrates with FOX Sports' mobile portfolio, personalizing content and allowing fans to watch live games in the FOX Sports GO app
  • Instantaneously displays data from dozens of data sources, including sports schedules, scores, standings, stats, news, and more
  • Received hands-on coding help from Xamarin University and Xamarin experts, shipping apps in just eight months

“We chose Xamarin for Visual Studio to allow us to build everything much faster than using one of the platform-specific languages, without sacrificing any quality. We also use HockeyApp to locate crashes, so we can quickly pinpoint and correct issues and deploy to our beta testers. We couldn’t be happier with the feedback from our users, and we’ve seen thousands of five-star reviews.”

Tom Zentmeyer, VP Technology, FOX Sports
Mile of Music App
Mile of Music App

Mile of Music creates the ultimate music festival fan experience with intelligent apps.

Each year, Appleton, Wisconsin hosts its free Mile of Music festival, bringing together over 70,000 fans and up-and-coming artists for five performance packed days. Since 2014, Mile of Music has partnered with Xamarin Premier Consulting Partner Skyline to create a unique mobile UX catered to festival goers’ needs, including: listening to music samples, creating custom schedules, receiving GPS directions to performances, and connecting to artists via social media. For organizers, the app gathers much needed data, allowing the team to immediately improve attendees’ experience, route festival traffic, and ensure they’re repeat visitors.

  • Optimizes performance with Azure, scaling across 70,000+ simultaneous attendees
  • Shares over 95% code across iOS and Android platforms
  • Ensures rock solid quality with Visual Studio, Xamarin, Xamarin Test Cloud, Visual Studio Team Services, and HockeyApp
  • Turns data into insights using beacons and Power BI, using heat maps to improve crowd flow and send real-time notifications
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Storyo is reinventing storytelling through mobile.

Storyo creates beautiful, shareable video-stories automatically from the metadata in your photos (such as time and location) as well as other contextual information. With Xamarin, the team reduced engineering complexity by using a single, shared solution for video rendering on multiple platforms, bringing their app to users in 170 countries faster.

  • Shipped a five-star app in a few months
  • Average session time is double industry averages
  • 25% of sessions are from “heavy users” with three times the average session length
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“We used Xamarin for two main reasons: one was time to market, and second was that it allowed the team to focus on the idea rather than the engineering.”

Filipe Vasconcellos, CEO at Nativo Labs

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