OST becomes the first Michigan partner of national leader in enterprise mobile app development

Open Systems Technologies (OST) has announced that they have become one of 20 premier partners with San Francisco, CA based Xamarin and the first partner in the State of Michigan.

Xamarin is a leader for enterprise, cross-platform mobile development. It is used by over 350,000 developers from more than a hundred Fortune 500 companies.

Brian Anderson, OST's business development manager for application development, explains the primary benefits of this relationship: "Their tools are very unique in the marketplace. Building individual apps is very expensive. We now can share all the code which accelerates the development and maintenance of apps. We will also have direct access with their firm. As we get opportunities, we can work with the right people and they will have the opportunity to come to us with projects." 

Anderson also says the relationship is opening up more job growth at OST as they look to hire developers to meet the customer demand for cross-platform mobile technology.   According to OST, their application development practice is one of the largest App Dev teams in Michigan, with annual revenues of $9 million and a roster of 30 full-time developers and 50 full-time contractors.

OST is an $80 million company with offices in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, Michigan; Minneapolis; and London, England.

To learn more about Xamarin you can visit their site here. To learn more about OST you can view their site here.

Writer: John Rumery, Innovation and Jobs News Editor
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