About AFL

AFL Telecommunications manufactures, engineers and installs the fiber optic products and equipment that communications providers need to provide quad-play solutions to their customers. Their experience in both design and application crosses all markets, from Telco, Broadband, and Wireless, to Electric Utility, OEM, Enterprise and Private Networks, among others.

AFL Telecommunications’ Test and Inspection Division is a leader in developing innovative Optical Network Testing Equipment. They recently introduced the Rogue™ product line; as the fastest, most flexible testing platform in the industry.

Business Needs

This product-line is built on mobile app technology utilizing iOS, Android and Cloud technologies, which was new to AFL. To assist them in developing native mobile apps to complement the robust functionality of their equipment, they found the cross-platform capability they sought in Xamarin, and their partner Megsoft Consulting Inc.; a Software Delivery firm based in Odenton, Maryland to assist them in developing and bringing a product to market.

Megsoft leveraged an existing code base created by AFL engineers to evolve the existing prototype to a mature Xamarin Android application which powers AFL’s next generation, modular test platform.

Many Tools, Two Companies, One team.

AFL’s team was able to leverage their C#/.NET expertise to work in tandem with Megsoft in the joint development, thus cutting down on development time and critical time to market.

Megsoft’s experience of working from a remote setting allowed both companies to collaborate on a daily basis without the need for a co-located team. Utilizing the best of breed tools such as Slack, JIRA, Bitbucket, Raygun, HockeyApp and others made the process effective.

A Glimpse at the Mobile Application

“Megsoft Consulting Team was instrumental in the project’s success.  We had some experience with Xamarin at that time but wished to use Xamarin Tools to simplify the cross-platform development.   Megsoft assisted us in employing a mature Mobile Software Delivery Strategy utilizing industries best practices such as Continuous Delivery, Agile Scrum-based release cycles, and Joint Application Design sessions, to keep up with an always evolving product.”

Dane Krampitz, Director of Engineering, AFL Global

Made possible with Xamarin Platform

Xamarin apps share code across all platforms. By utilizing Xamarin we can build for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac with a single, shared C# codebase, using the same language, APIs and data structures on every platform. With Xamarin, we write your apps entirely in C#, sharing the same code on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac. The end result is a more efficient development process across multiple platforms.

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