Let me preface this the fact that when building a mobile app for a large company one of the first things that comes up is the ability to view all their employees in their current intranet. Especially if they already take pictures of each employee for the intranet, it tends to give them a proxy “Facebook” feeling.
My instance for this particular client was slightly different, the project manager/lead developer and I had to convince the client this was the best way to step into the mobile app world for his client. Since he had no idea what we could do or what he wanted to see. So I set out to begin the mobile app: extending the existing MVC 4 project by adding a new project to the solution strictly for the Web API and creating a new Mobile App project with Xamarin.Forms.