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For Science! A Xamarin Internet of Things(IoT) Mobile App

19 August 2014 No Comment

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Our latest mobile creation just hit the app store! Commissioned by a Thermo Fisher Scientific brand, Life Technologies, this app pushes the boundaries of the Internet of Things (IoT) by bringing real-time data directly from DNA-processing laboratory equipment into the hands of scientists on their mobile devices. The app provides a suite of functionality ranging from training videos, a full e-commerce experience with lab product details, specs, images, and downloadable PDFs, and a specialized calculator for creating properly balanced solutions for use in the featured lab equipment. The pièce de résistance is the live lab interface empowering the user to log directly into thermal cycling devices, ProFlex™ and SimpliAmp™, to check on their status and temperature. These devices, solutions, and mobile interface are used to conduct lab experiments, replicating a single piece of DNA into thousands to millions of copies of that DNA sequence. The app is used in cancer diagnosis and research as well as studies in genetics.

Here it is on Google Play.  Our team here at Lexicon Systems built the Android version for Grand Interactive, who built the iOS version.

Xamarin.Android was used to build the app. The project solution has a core project which contains common code such as the data layer interface to the web services.  Platform-specific projects contain the UI for Android and iOS respectively.

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