Demonstrating the power Xamarin, Azure and HockyApp to fight Youth Homelessness


In this post, Omar Kouatly, Director Premier Developer for Northeast, NY, NJ, spotlights a cross-platform mobile app that uses the power of Xamarin, Azure App Services, and HockeyApp to solve the real-world challenge of fighting youth homelessness.


Premier Developer consultants from the Northeast volunteered their time to contribute to an exciting project for the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) that would help volunteers count homeless youth.  This project was covered in an earlier post on our blog back in February featuring PowerBI.

The project had challenges that are very “real world”: 

  1. A fixed deadline – the federal government mandates when the count will happen
  2. Limited resources – only a small team of mostly volunteer developers was available
  3. The app has to be super easy to use as the end users will be lightly trained volunteers who are BYOD. 

If this sounds like any of the projects you’re working and want to learn how we did it and hit our milestones checkout our recently published case study.  In addition to the case study, the app has been open sourced so you can benefit from our efforts.  To help you get the most out of this we highly recommend you speak to your Application Development Manager for more details.

In addition, you can check out the “behind the scenes” video on Channel9 to learn more about the project.



Premier Support for Developers provides strategic technology guidance, critical support coverage, and a range of essential services to help teams optimize development lifecycles and improve software quality.  Contact your Application Development Manager (ADM) or email us to learn more about what we can do for you.

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