Direct Energy partners with Xamarin and Pariveda to create new mobile application
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Direct Energy, is one of the largest home service and energy providers in North America, serving electricity and natural gas to over six million active customers.
In September 2013, Direct Energy launched a new smartphone application that makes it much easier for customers who are increasingly using their phones as their primary computing device to manage their accounts, earn awards by referring friends, and to monitor energy usage.
“A growing portion of Direct Energy’s customer base live and die by their smartphones. We wanted to engage this growing audience in a way that is familiar to them, with a great, native app on multiple platforms. Pariveda and Xamarin made this possible.“
The app was developed by Pariveda Solutions, a Xamarin Premier Consulting Partner. Pariveda worked with Direct Energy on a technology selection process, evaluating a wide range of solutions—from MEAPs to HTML5 frameworks—based on criteria co-developed by Direct Energy’s business and IT stakeholders. Xamarin emerged as the winner in the technology selection, as it was the perfect fit to meet both business and IT requirements.
View the full case study to learn how Pariveda was able to go from design to deployment in just six weeks, share 90% of source code across device platforms, and position Direct Energy for the future by making it easy to add any new device features and platforms.
“Xamarin is a critical part of Pariveda’s growing mobile success and expertise.We are able to deliver fully native apps very quickly—something not possible with any other solution.”