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Boulder, CO, United States, 2010/03/31 - Amadeus Consulting, a Microsoft Gold Partner, recently enhanced its offerings by becoming a Microsoft Surface Partner, which enables them to create custom touch-based software applications for the Microsoft Surface.
Amadeus Consulting, a custom software development company, announced today that it has been selected as a Microsoft® Surface® Partner. This certifies competency and capability for developing custom applications for the Microsoft Surface.
Microsoft Surface is a revolutionary multi-touch computer that responds to natural hand gestures and real-world objects, helping people interact with digital content in a simple and intuitive way. Surface recognizes multiple simultaneous users and accepts up to 52 different inputs at once, making it ideal for social, retail, and business environments.
Amadeus Consulting acquired a developer edition of Surface soon after it was released and has been developing applications for it ever since.
Surface’s unique and engaging Natural User Interface (NUI) creates a whole new opportunity for applications. Surface recognizes gestures and objects and does not depend on traditional input devices such as a stylus, mouse or keyboard.
“NUI the future of user interfaces,” said Joseph Klida, Vice President at Amadeus Consulting. “It is a more natural way to interact with technology. But it is still an emerging technology and not many companies are offering multi-touch development and custom applications for Microsoft Surface, and that is something we are uniquely qualified to do.”
In fact, Surface is still so new that it is still featured in Disneyland’s Futureland exhibit in California. Even so, companies are positioning themselves to take advantage of the unique capabilities that Surface offers, especially when equipped with custom software applications.
The unique capabilities span a broad range of customer uses, including point-of-sale engagement, mobile ecommerce, customer information and guidance and user check-in that can be used in any industry: retail, financial services, healthcare or IT. The custom application capability is endless and can add to the portfolio of your software needs.
Amadeus Consulting hopes to help companies adapt existing technologies and consumer engagement strategies to take advantage of new technologies and options. So far only a small handful of companies have deployed Surface, including a few real estate companies, AT&T Wireless stores, and Harrah’s-owned bars and resorts. But they are seeing big results and interest has been rising steadily among other organizations.
“We have seen inquiries grow ever since we started offering development for Surface,” said Klida. “People are starting to see the potential for Surface, and building ideas for how it could be used to enhance their business. We’re here to help those ideas become a reality.”
Amadeus Consulting is an experienced .NET developer, and has a long history developing applications for clients using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft XNA, which are the two technologies used to develop custom applications for Surface.
Amadeus Consulting also has a long history of developing for Microsoft products and is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and has achieved partner status in many other technologies, including Silverlight, Mobility, Data Management, and Custom Development.
About Amadeus Consulting
Amadeus Consulting (amadeusconsulting.com) is a custom software development company dedicated to creating intelligent technology solutions with successful business results. Amadeus Consulting is a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner as well as a Silverlight™ Partner, winner of the Microsoft Office XP Challenge, and has Microsoft Partner Competencies in Custom Development, Mobility and Data Management Solutions. The company is an expert in custom software applications such as rich Internet Applications, content management systems, e-commerce, surveys, social networking sites, data collection and management, browser plug-ins, and mobile application development including iPhone™, iPad™, Windows Mobile® and Android™. Amadeus Consulting ranked in the top 25 on the prestigious Mercury 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in Boulder and Broomfield counties for three consecutive years, and has placed on the Inc. 5000 list for four consecutive years.