Xamarin in the Press

Microsoft is helping people build iPhone and Android apps, for free

Xamarin is now integrated with Microsoft's mega-popular Visual Studio, the software that developers use to write yet more software. What's more, that integration is totally free, even for developers using the free Visual Studio Community edition.

Matt Weinberger

Business Insider - March 31, 2016

Microsoft Delights Devs By Freeing Its Xamarin Coding Tools

Developers got a dose of good news today at the company’s Build conference: Microsoft isn’t raising prices. In fact, just the opposite: It’s making Xamarin’s platform free for all users of Microsoft’s popular Visual Studio coding tool, including those who use the free “community” edition of the product.

Klint Finley

Wired - March 31, 2016

Thanks to Microsoft, small teams can now get Xamarin’s IDE and core tools for free

Microsoft announced during today’s keynote that the core Xamarin tools are now available as part of the free Visual Studio Community edition, and Xamarin Studio for OS X is now available as a standalone community edition (MSDN subscribers will get it, too).

Frederic Lardinois

TechCrunch - March 31, 2016

Xamarin now free in Visual Studio

This announcement means that every Visual Studio, from the free Community edition right up to the Enterprise edition, now has access to the Xamarin tooling so that developers can build applications for Android and iOS (though iOS development continues to need access to an OS X machine) using the .NET and C# tools they love.

Peter Bright

Ars Technica - March 31, 2016

Microsoft Buys Xamarin to Expand its Empire Beyond Windows

Microsoft has been branching out into other territories as mobile developers have flocked to Android and iOS. Microsoft has long partnered with Xamarin, but bringing the company in-house is a clear signal that the company is serious about cross-platform support.

Klint Finley

Wired - February 24, 2016

What Microsoft’s Xamarin Purchase Says About The Cloud Computing Fight

It makes sense. In this competition, A.W.S. has an early lead and an outsize share of start-up developers. Google is vaunted for its low price and capabilities. Microsoft has the most corporate software in existing servers, and is trying to transfer those customers to the Azure cloud. To the extent Xamarin can help turn those into mobile apps, it helps with continuity.

Quentin Hardy

The New York Times - February 24, 2016

Microsoft Agrees to Acquire Xamarin Inc.

The Xamarin acquisition gives Microsoft a stronger presence on devices beyond those that run Windows, including mobile devices, a crucial goal as Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella tries to enhance the company’s relevance to developers who have largely turned their attention to mobile platforms from Apple and Google, a division of Alphabet Inc

Jay Greene

The Wall Street Journal - February 24, 2016

Microsoft Is Buying Mobile Cross-Platform Development Company Xamarin

This acquisition will allow Microsoft to greatly improve its own set of a developer tools and help spur development of mobile and Universal apps for Windows 10 devices.

Lucas Matney

TechCrunch - February 24, 2016

The 9 startups that secretly run the Internet

Xamarin’s shtick is simple: Build an app once, and easily put it on iOS, Android, Windows, or whatever else with a minimum of gruntwork.

It means that when you load up a pretty fair number of the apps you use every day, from JetBlue to popular games like “Draw a Stickman” or “Bastion,” you’re actually loading up Xamarin, too.

Frederic Lardinois

Business Insider - December 18, 2015

Xamarin Now Gives Developers A More Integrated Cross-Platform Development Experience

The overall theme is clear: simplify the development experience and make life easier for developers who want to use all of Xamarin’s offerings.

Frederic Lardinois

TechCrunch - November 17, 2015

Xamarin acquires RoboBM: One of Microsoft’s best friends just hit the gas pedal on its already huge growth

By buying RoboVM, Xamarin gets access to the tremendous Java developer market, which analyst firm IDC pegs at between 5 to 7 million programmers worldwide. It's the software development equivalent of flooring the gas pedal.

Business Insider - October 21, 2015

Oracle just struck an important alliance with a startup called Xamarin to take on Amazon, IBM and Microsoft

Now Xamarin has scored a big coup with the announcement of a partnership with an unlikely company: Oracle.

Julie Bort

Business Insider - July 8, 2015

Oracle, Xamarin forge mobile, cloud pact

Xamarin, which provides a mobile development platform for enterprises, said it has partnered with Oracle in a move that gets it access to more companies. Oracle links up with Xamarin's developer community.

Larry Dignan

ZDNet - July 8, 2015

Xamarin Enterprise Mobility Management Platform Now Offers Interoperability with IBM MobileFirst Protect

Xamarin’s Enterprise Mobility Management now has interoperability with IBM MobileFirst Protect to provide more comprehensive methods for securely delivering native iOS and Android apps. Developers write their apps in C#, and connect them to IBM MobileFirst’s data integration, notification, security, and analytics capabilities - all in C#, using IBM’s native libraries for iOS and Android.

Richard Harris

App Developer Magazine - June 10, 2015

Xamarin, IBM Expand MobileFirst Partnership, Add Security

Xamarin and IBM today announced a new interoperability feature across the Xamarin cross-platform mobile development environment and IBM’s MobileFirst portfolio. It enables enterprise developers to build more secure mobile applications.

Darryl K. Taft

eWeek - May 27, 2015

Xamarin Helps Enterprises Build An App For That

In the past 12 months, Xamarin’s developer community has grown 98 percent and sales have more than doubled. Xamarin’s differentiation stems from its ability to build native and hybrid apps for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows using a single C# code base.

Maribel Lopez

Forbes - April 29, 2015

Xamarin Celebrates 1M Developer Milestone & Launches New Capabilities for Enterprises That Embrace Mobile as a Strategic Growth Strategy

Xamarin, the enterprise mobile development platform that makes it fast and easy to build, test and monitor apps, today announced it has reached 1 million unique developer downloads and achieved significant company growth in the last year.

BusinessWire - April 29, 2015

Xamarin adds Microsoft Visual Studio support to its free student offer

Now, students get free access to everything they need to become mobile app developers virtually overnight, creating native iOS and Android apps with Xamarin and Visual Studio.

Mary Jo Foley

ZDNet - April 7, 2015

Xamarin Hires Its First CFO As It Eyes International Expansion, IPO

The cross-platform developer tools service Xamarin today announced that it has hired Bryan Morris, the former VP of Finance at Ooyala and CFO of LiveRamp, as the first CFO in the company’s history.

Frederic Lardinois

TechCrunch - March 12, 2015

Red-Hot Xamarin Hires 15-year Microsoft Developer Exec to Run Sales Strategy

Xamarin, the mobile app development startup that's growing increasingly tight with Microsoft, has hired a longtime executive from the software giant to help take its business to the next level.

Kevin McLaughlin

CRN - January 9, 2015

Xamarin expands global partnership with Microsoft, announces free edition

At the Connect() event in New York City, Xamarin extended their partnership with Microsoft and announced a new set of offers for developers. Xamarin enables cross-platform development.

Abhishek Baxi

Windows Central - November 13, 2014

Microsoft Open Sources .NET, Gets Cozier With Xamarin In Cross-Platform Lovefest

Microsoft said it has worked with Xamarin to make it faster to install Xamarin in the coming Visual Studio release. Xamarin said it will add Visual Studio support in the free version of its product, called Xamarin Starter Edition, later this year.

Kevin McLaughlin

CRN - November 12, 2014

Xamarin offers free app-building tools to students

Any student “enrolled in a degree or diploma-granting course of study” can get access to the entire Xamarin Indie program for free.

Matt Weinberger

Computerworld - November 6, 2014

Simpler back-end integration on mobile apps aim as IBM and Xamarin collaborate

The growing popularity of smartphones has put pressure on IT departments to make enterprise systems available on mobile devices. What Xamarin lets them do is take advantage of C# know-how to build native applications for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows, and reuse code between them.

Mikael Ricknäs

PCWorld - October 8, 2014

Xamarin Launches App Monitoring Service, Improved Test Cloud And A Fast Android Emulator

The highlights of the release are Xamarin’s own Android emulator, which is much faster than Google’s, the launch of Xamarin Insights, the company’s new app monitoring service, and an update to the Xamarin Test Cloud, which will significantly shorten test times and allow developers to see videos of how their apps run on various devices.

Frederic Lardinois

TechCrunch - October 8, 2014

Xamarin Introduces its Test Cloud Platform for Mobile App Testing

Xamarin has announced the general availability of Test Cloud which offers over 1,000 real devices to help mobile developers test out apps.

Stuart Parkerson

App Developer Magazine - September 29, 2014

Xamarin Raises $54 Million—Because M&A…And Mobile

Xamarin is a fascinating vendor. Giving mobile developers the ability to quickly and easily create applications on iOS, Android, Mac and Windows devices in a fully native manner, but from a single code base, is kind of like the holy grail for developers.

Ben Kepes

Forbes - August 21, 2014

Xamarin Raises $54M for Mobile App Development

Mobile application developer Xamarin Inc . has nearly tripled its funding by taking another $54 million, which the company says it will use to make acquisitions and boost growth.

Deborah Gage

Dow Jones - August 21, 2014

Cross-Platform Development Platform Xamarin Raises $54M Series C

Xamarin, the popular service for building cross-platform native applications, today announced that it has raised a $54 million Series C round led by a combination of new and existing investors. As far as we are aware, that’s the largest round ever raised by a mobile app development platform.

Frederic Lardinois

TechCrunch - August 21, 2014

Xamarin just raised over $54M, but don’t call it a ‘write once, run anywhere’ platform

Developer platform Xamarin, which powers apps like Rdio and Tom Hanks’ mega-popular typewriter app, today announced a massive $54.25 million to fuel its expansion into Europe.

Harrison Weber

VentureBeat - August 21, 2014

Xamarin 3 Enterprise Edition Reviewed

With this release, Xamarin goes from offering a useful, cross-platform C# technology solution to providing the best multi-platform, native mobile development solution, bar none.

Mike Riley

Dr. Dobbs - May 28, 2014

Xamarin 3 review: Making cross-platform mobile development painless

Xamarin is striving to produce the best—and perhaps only—framework that can target the major mobile platforms while still not giving up the quality and performance expected of native apps [...] you'd be crazy to not use Xamarin 3.

Peter Bright

Ars Technica - May 28, 2014

Xamarin Rolls Out Even More Cross-Platform Mobile Development Goodness

Smart developers will use a toolset like Xamarin to cut out the bulk of the development process and then build platform-specific application aspects on an individual basis.

Ben Kepes

Forbes - May 28, 2014

Xamarin 3 Launches With UI Design Tool For iOS Apps, Cross-Platform Interface API And More

...you can also easily mix and match between using Xamarin.Forms and the native UI [APIs]. When the app is compiled, Xamarin will render the native code, and there is virtually no performance penalty for using this API abstraction layer.

Frederic Lardinois

TechCrunch - May 28, 2014

Jolt Awards: Mobile Development Tools

Dr. Dobbs - March 4, 2014

Microsoft, Xamarin simplify cross-platform development

Computerworld - November 13, 2013

How The Portland Trail Blazers Went Mobile

TechCrunch - December 23, 2012

How Xamarin gave Mono a life after Novell

GigaOm - December 12, 2011

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