Microsoft acquires Xamarin, a leading mobile app development platform provider


Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Xamarin, a leading platform provider for mobile app development.

Along side with Visual Studio, Xamarin provides a rich mobile development offering that enables developers to build mobile apps using C# and deliver fully native mobile app experiences to all major mobile platforms including iOS, Android, and Windows. Xamarin also enable developers to take advantage .NET to build mobile apps, and to use C# to write to the full set of native APIs and mobile capabilities provided by each device platform.

In essence, this lets developers easily share code across their iOS, Android and Windows apps while keeping the fully native experiences for each of the platforms.

Xamarin has shown amazing growth for over four years with having more than 15,000 customers in 120 countries. More than one hundred were listed in Fortune 500. and more than 1.3 million unique developers have taken advantage of their offering.

Namely, the top enterprise firms like Alaska Airlines, Coca-Cola, Thermo Fisher, Honeywell and JetBlue use Xamarin. On the other hand gaming companies like SuperGiant Games and Gummy Drop also said to be using Xamarin. Xamarin was recently named one of the top startups that help run the Internet.

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