The clientele of GrapeCity largely comprises of software developers and IT professionals that span from small to large enterprises. “We’re all about supporting developers and their needs, empowering them to build better applications,” remarks Lininger. GrapeCity is immensely proud of the support they provide to customers.
For instance, when the Xamarin platform came out a few years ago, it provided .NET developers with an easy transition to the world of native mobile—but at the price of buying the Xamarin Studio IDE. At the time, GrapeCity created Xuni, a product line that provided native mobile UI controls to iOS, Android, and Xamarin developers.
When Microsoft acquired Xamarin in 2016, making its platform free with new versions of Visual Studio, GrapeCity shifted the product’s focus away from iOS and Android to a fully Xamarin-focused product, which is now available as ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin. “It’s our audience,” Lininger said. “We’ve worked with .NET developers for years, and now those same developers can easily transition to the native mobile space. When they need the best grids and charts, they’ll know that we provide them.”
Presently, GrapeCity is keeping pace with evolving trends like mobility, globalization, and accessibility. “The objective is to stay focused on where the industry is headed, in addition to being careful that we’re following and adapting to the industry trends,” concludes Lininger.