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SEP Named a Winning Company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards

Westfield, IN - January 2022, SEP, a software product design and development firm has been announced as a winning company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards. This recognizes SEP as one of the best tech companies to work for in…
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Is Your Xamarin.Forms Project Ready For Migration To MAUI?

What’s up with .NET MAUI? If you have seen any news about .NET 6.0 or anything Xamarin.Forms related, you have probably heard about the new framework called .NET MAUI. Microsoft has decided that the next major iteration of Xamarin.Forms will instead be replaced by the .NET Multi-platform App UI: MAUI. Since Xamarin support is intended […]
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Designing Health, Wellness, and Medical Apps for Smart Watches: 10 Things to Consider

For many of us, smart watches have become everyday health and wellness devices: tracking our steps, monitoring our heart rate, charting our workout intensity. They can alert us when our blood sugar has gone too high or too low. They can even call and communicate with 911 dispatchers if we take a hard fall and […]
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Cross-Platform Mobile Toolkits

Most developers agree that Flutter, React Native, Xamarin are the top three cross-platform mobile toolkits. If you’re just getting started on a project, it’s helpful to have your options narrowed down to this list of three, but there are still some major differences between these toolkits. To help you choose the best toolkit for your […]
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meHive: The story of our mobile app

At SEP, we are always on the look out for new things to learn.  When we saw a surge in mobile development, we decided to tinker with some new technology. And what better way to do it than learn along with our interns on our own mobile product? The year was 2013, and we decided […]
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Your Application Is Already Mobile

A while back, we were planning some mobile app development with one of our clients for several months. We would essentially be porting two web applications to native mobile apps. We discussed what functionality is useful to people in the mobile setting, security, what device and network to use, etc. Exciting stuff, and a scenario […]
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Should my mobile app be free or paid?

Recently, we helped a client build their first software product: an iOS app. When it came time to release the app into the App Store, our client asked an innocent question: “So…should our app be free or paid?” We were able to advise them on a direction that made sense for their project, but I […]
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3 Xamarin.Forms Tricks to Maximize Shared UI Code in Mobile Development

In 2014 I was tasked with creating a relatively simple iOS/Android app from scratch using this newfangled mobile app development technology called Xamarin.Forms. I was on the project for a total of three days. I had years of C#/WPF experience but none in Xamarin, and this Forms business was the confounding icing on the proverbial […]
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Swift iOS Tutorial: How to Customize UISegmentedControl

Customizing a UISegmentedControl If you have spent any time developing an iOS app, you have probably realized that customizing UI elements in Swift can be hard. There is either a checkbox that does what you want, or it takes hours of research and trial and error to get something just the way you want it. […]
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App Crashing on 32-bit Devices When Resigning Xamarin.iOS IPAs

Recently on a project, we were receiving reports from some users that the iOS app we had developed with Xamarin was crashing immediately after opening the application, but only on certain devices. Basically the application would display the splash screen for a second or two, then would immediately return to the home screen. Once we were able […]
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