Taking a Holistic Approach to Digital Transformation

May 18, 2016

Digital transformation isn’t easy. If approached incorrectly, attempted digital transformations can become lengthy, costly undertakings, which either don’t show value for years, or completely fail to meet the business goals that incited them. To decrease…

Announcing Twin tools Addin for Xamarin Studio

March 3, 2016

  I’m pleased to announce that we’re making our Xamarin Studio productivity add-in publicly available. The add-in provides some missing features to Xamarin Studio which assist developers in navigating their code more effctively, making them more…

Explorations in Cross-Platform Assets: 9-Slice Stretchable SVGs in Xamarin.Forms Apps

February 23, 2016

  There comes a time in cross-platform development where you inevitably long for a simpler mechanism for dealing with the deluge of image assets. You end up with three or more sizes of every single…

UX Practice Integration – Design Principles

January 11, 2016

  This is part 2 of a 3 part series on UX practice integration. In this section, we will expand our UX best practices with a discussion on design principles. View part 1 here. The…

Advanced Xamarin Forms Techniques for flexible and performant cross platform apps – part 5, Page in page embedding

November 19, 2015

This is the final part in our blog series exploring how to push Xamarin Forms to it’s limits. In this part I will show you a tried and trusted technique we use at Twin to…

UX Practice integration – Crafting Personas

October 28, 2015

This is part 1 of a 3 part series on UX practice integration. Twin Technologies places great value on research at the foundation of our UX design process. In this installment, we will address how…

Twin Technologies Announces Unlimited Vacation Policy

October 20, 2015

At Twin Technologies, everything we do is measured by the outcomes for our clients, our partners, and our employees. We know that people are our most important assets, and as such, we are constantly seeking…

Succeeding as a Project Manager through Agile

September 11, 2015

Many organizations have attempted to transition to Agile, and many have failed.  Organizations have either returned to waterfall because that is what they are familiar with, or say that they are practicing “agile” when in…

Digital Security is Crucial for Sensitive Assets, but That Doesn’t Mean It’s Easy

August 27, 2015

Enterprises are concerned about their digital security, and for good reason: breaches in security can result in costly legal battles, bad press, and loss of customer trust. It only takes a second for a sensitive…

Looking for a Place to Start Your Digital Transformation? Digitize Client Onboarding

August 24, 2015

As the digital revolution marches on, and increasingly connected customers’ expectations climb, it is more crucial than ever for financial institutions to move toward digital transformation. Digital transformation doesn’t happen overnight – it happens one…

Digitizing Claims Management? Tips and a Case Study

August 11, 2015

Twin Technologies has deep experience digitizing operations, complex workflows, documents and forms. We’ve applied the principles of digital transformation to help clients across industries revitalize static, manual, and cumbersome claims management processes, to make them low…

Cross Platform Compositional Gesture: Advanced Xamarin forms techniques for flexible and performant cross platform apps – PART 4

August 5, 2015

The previous parts in this series [part 1] focused on getting native performance from Xamarin Forms in both lists and grids. In this part of the series I’m going to be focusing on implementing native…

Making an Impact with Claims Management

July 28, 2015

When United States federal employees are injured on the job, the Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC) helps ensure that they are provided with medical care and support for lost wages until they can return…

First thoughts on Amazon Device farm (From a xamarin perspective)

July 17, 2015

If you’re up with the news, you will know that Amazon just released something called “Amazon Device Farm“. It’s a DTaaS (Device Testing as a Service [to coin a phrase]), which allows developers to execute…

Creating Custom AEM Components for Adaptive Forms

July 15, 2015

Recently while developing an AEM Adaptive form that required over 20 U.S. States drop-down fields, I realized the need for a custom U.S. States drop-down component.  Since the form was comprised of multiple fragments, and…

New: Client Onboarding Case Study

July 8, 2015

Thinking about digitizing your client onboarding process? Wondering what the impact might be on your business? Check out our digital onboarding case study that describes how we helped a top 3 mutual insurance company to re-imagine their…

Automated AEM Content Migration Best Practices

July 6, 2015

This blog post aims to document some of the basics of AEM Content Migration involving the automated population of an AEM instance’s JCR with web scraped content.  Specifically, this post focuses on the use of…

Client Onboarding Best Practices

July 1, 2015

We’ve worked with three of the top five insurers in the US, and three of the top ten banks to help them grow market share and provide exemplary customer experiences. One of the most impactful…

Using Watched Folders and Reader Extensions in AEM Forms 6.1

June 30, 2015

The objective of this demo is to aid in the transition from LiveCycle ES to AEM Forms, and familiarize LiveCycle developers with using AEM Workflows and creating ECMAScript that execute Document Services modules. One frequently…

Need to Put Digital Locks on Your Docs?

June 25, 2015

In an increasingly connected world, it is becoming more and more difficult to restrict access to documents and assets. To try to lock down digital security, enterprises are turning to digital rights management (DRM) principles….

Advanced Xamarin Forms Techniques for flexible and performant cross platform apps – Part 1

June 1, 2015

Xamarin Forms is an abstraction framework from Xamarin which allows us to reduce the amount of platform specific UI code required when creating cross platform apps. Forms builds upon Xamarin’s existing technologies: Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android,…

Advanced Xamarin Forms Techniques for flexible and performant cross platform apps – Part 3

May 30, 2015

This is the 3rd part in my series on applying advanced techniques to Xamarin Forms to facilitate performant and flexible cross platform development. The previous parts discussed the role of Forms and how to improve…

Debunking the great Xamarin XAML myth: how to achieve native performance with Xamarin Forms ListView and Xaml cells

May 15, 2015

I recently discovered that I can get native speed, smooth scrolling ListViews in Xamarin forms, using XAML for the cells. This goes against the accepted belief that good performance with XAML cells is not possible….

How Breaking Bad Inspired My DIY Responsive Device Board

April 15, 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if you had an effective way of viewing and testing a responsive site on multiple devices at once?  Imagine how much time you could save by not having to toggle through…

UI Automation Testing: Is it Worth it? Part 1.

April 2, 2015

I have been developing web applications for a while now, and the topic of UI automation testing has come up at every company I’ve worked for.  Mainly, what I have seen is either avoidance or…

An Overview of React

March 30, 2015

Introduction React has a growing footprint at Twin, so it was about time I dug in. What better way to get acquainted with React than take part in a week-long workshop? So that’s what I…

Virtualizing the Water Cooler Effect

February 18, 2015

I have always been fascinated by the effects of clustering around resources. People (or other creatures) show up to accomodate a basic need, and the forced proximity leads to all kinds of interactions. In nature,…

Tech Trends at Web Summit 2014

November 13, 2014

Last week, 20,000 agents of the tech world gathered for the Web Summit at the RDS in Dublin, Ireland.  By day, industry experts shared insights across 7 stages, and startups eagerly pitched their products to…

Using the SystemInfo REST Service to Get Info About a LiveCycle Server

August 8, 2014

With the advent of Service Pack 1, Adobe LiveCycle ES4 now has the ability to provide you with easy access to a lot of information you had to hunt around Adminui, configuration files, and logs…

Twin Technologies at the Amazon Government Symposium

July 11, 2014

Twin Technologies recently attended the Amazon Web Services Government Sym posium in Washington, DC. We proudly represented ourselves and Adobe as we demonstrated how a paperless data-capture, form-filing, and document-routing solution can be built on…

Ethical Hackers, an Underutilized Resource in Cyber Security

May 8, 2014

Robi Sen, SVP at Twin Technologies, recently guest lectured at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Robi is an internationally recognized security expert who has worked on technology projects for NASA and the Department…

Open Source Doesn’t Imply Transparency

April 28, 2014

“Our group removed half of the OpenSSL source tree in a week. It was discarded leftovers,” de Raadt told Ars in an e-mail. “The Open Source model depends [on] people being able to read the…

So You Want To Be a Consultant?

April 8, 2014

Last week I responded to this thread on Hacker News with an open invitation to email me with questions about tech consulting. A handful of people took me up on it, and their questions forced…

Productivity Tips #1: Wisdom from David Allen

March 27, 2014

This is the first installment of a series on productivity. In this post, I’d like to reference a book called Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. This is a great…

How Blogging Can Advance Your Career – A Personal Perspective

March 20, 2014

I decided to write this post because I’ve noticed that a lot of my coworkers don’t blog their ideas, opinions, or thoughts around what they do at work or about their career passions in general….

Udacity Online Training Review

March 13, 2014

I recently took the Udacity Hadoop and MapReduce online course, with the extra classroom / coaching option. An interesting aspect of the experience was that a number of my coworkers at Twin Technologies took the…

12th Annual Autism Society Gala

March 6, 2014

Individual Challenge met by Team Effort As leaders in innovative software for business, we understand that each situation is unique in its challenges. For every particular circumstance, the right team effort can help develop the…

Telework: Live Where Your Heart Takes You, Without Trading Your Career

February 27, 2014

I love where I live, but there are not a lot of job opportunities. The beauty of today’s world is that I can now work remotely for a foreword-thinking company and have a lifestyle up…

Frame by Frame XML Animation with Google Android

June 23, 2008

One major issue I ran into when working on the new Manning book, “Unlocking Android,” was trying to use the Google Android Frame by Frame animation example and API from Google. It appears to be…

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