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GrapeCity Xuni Elevates Native, Cross-Platform Mobile Development with Controls for the Enterprise

  • Press Release
  • Aug 19, 2015

Xuni Provides Native Experiences in Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Using the Same API Across Platforms

PITTSBURGH, PA –August 20, 2015 - GrapeCity, the largest component solution provider in the Microsoft Visual Studio Partner Ecosystem, today announced the second and latest Xuni release, offering users native experiences across all mobile platforms. In this release, GrapeCity has evolved the Xuni product line and grown its mobile audience reach by offering controls for creating enterprise-level applications in iOS and Android in addition to the Xamarin Platform.

“With three new products, two new controls, and a new website, www.goxuni.com, GrapeCity is uniquely positioned to give users a native experience across mobile platforms,” said Greg Lutz, product manager at GrapeCity. “Whether you need a chart for Android, a gauge for Xamarin.Forms, or a datagrid in iOS, our controls help you create enterprise-level apps for all devices using the same API across your platforms.”

Of the three new products, Xuni iOS is GrapeCity’s collection that includes iOS controls for use in native developer tools like Xcode and written with Objective-C or Swift. With out-of-the-box, time-saving animations and features, developers can incorporate the charts, grids, and gauges in Xuni iOS to add eye-catching visualizations to their application. Xuni iOS controls easily integrate into universal iOS 8 apps as well as iOS 7.1.

For Java developers working with native developer tools like Android Studio and Eclipse, Xuni Android offers the same fully-customizable charts, gauges, and grids and material design-based UI controls within the Android IDE of their choice. “No matter what your data needs are, Xuni Android controls can flex to fit them,” said Lutz. “Make our fully-customizable charts and gauges your own, and give your Android apps exceptional functionality with a native look and feel.”

Xuni Enterprise bundles all the Xuni Android, Xuni iOS, and Xamarin Platform controls into the complete collection of controls for cross-platform native mobile development. The latest release expands support for the Xamarin Platform as well. In addition to Xamarin.Forms, C# developers can now use Xuni controls in their Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android applications to build native mobile apps using the tools and language they’re familiar with.

For many years, GrapeCity’s ComponentOne Studio FlexGrid control has been the datagrid to which .NET developers compare all others. With this Xuni release, GrapeCity is now offering a FlexGrid control for native apps. “Xuni FlexGrid, available in all platforms, brings a spreadsheet-like experience to your mobile apps, with intuitive touch gestures, quick-cell editing, sorting, filtering, and fully customizable cells,” said Lutz.

The second new control in the Xuni release is CollectionView, a powerful data binding component. Xuni CollectionView provides currency, filtering, grouping, and sorting services for data collections and can be used with the new FlexGrid control.

“What makes Xuni unique and powerful is that it is one control set that is designed to deliver a universal experience across all mobile platforms,” said Lutz. “Our controls are helping to bridge the gap between iOS and Android so developers can more efficiently reach more users, and with Xamarin support the idea of developing once with a single control suite has become a reality.”

Availability

Xuni is available now and can be downloaded directly from grapecity.com/download. The company offers a no-charge, 30-day trial of GrapeCity Xuni Enterprise, Xuni iOS and Xuni Android, which may be downloaded at grapecity.com/download. Online visitors may also access tutorials, forums, documentation, and videos as part of the Xuni experience.

Resources

Blog Post: Xuni 2015 v2 What’s New

Webcast Registration

Introducing Xuni iOS

Introducing Xuni Android

About GrapeCity

Founded in 1980, GrapeCity is an award-winning Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a premier Visual Studio Industry Partner, and one of the world's largest providers of developer components. The company has more than 850 employees and hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide. For close to 30 years, GrapeCity has provided enterprises around the world with state-of-the-art developer tools and components, software services, and solutions. For more company information, visit the ComponentOne division website: grapecity.com/en/componentone-studio. For updates and additional information, “follow” us on Twitter: @goxuni and be sure to “like” us on Facebook!

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