Joel Anair develops web and mobile applications for Vermont Information Processing that allow their clients to analyze beverage sales, business operations, and market data. The applications also allow clients to reduce or even eliminate the need for sales analysts.
Anair needed to replace an iOS-only app with a cross-platform solution with a fast and efficient data grid component that was easy to create and manage.
After experimenting with his own Xamarin.Forms data grid components and others on the market, Anair was actively looking for a different data grid component. He found Essential Studio for Xamarin in the Xamarin Component Store. He utilized Syncfusion’s DataGrid and Chart components and found that they both made his project easier and allowed him to develop at a much faster pace.
The DataGrid control met all of his needs when it came to sorting, selection, creating customized headers and cells, and responsive scrolling. He found the API to be “simpler to work with and smartly designed to be extensible,” which boosted the performance within the application without requiring any manual changes for Anair to perform.
He used the Chart control to create an alternate view of the data,including pie charts and bar charts. It was easy to set up and make his own effective charts, even with minimal effort at styling.Anair submitted support requests for rendering grids on Android and received detailed suggestions, including an example project from the Syncfusion support team.
Syncfusion controls have allowed Joel Anair to reduce development time while still improving product quality. “The main advantage for me has not been reduced development time as much as it has been improved product quality, which is far more important in my opinion,” stated Anair.
He was able to achieve his goal of creating a working iOS and Android application that “looks and operates pretty slick,” according to one end user.