Welcome!

Java Authors: Torben Andersen, Sergio Varga, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Patrick Carey

News Feed Item

Xamarin 2.0 arms 8 million developers for the multi-platform mobile world

C# developers can now reach 2.6 billion devices and develop for iOS and Android in Visual Studio

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Xamarin, the company that empowers 230,000 developers to build fully native mobile apps across all major platforms, today announced the availability of Xamarin 2.0. The release introduces Xamarin Studio, an integrated development environment (IDE), and the Xamarin Component Store, two compelling new products that significantly improve developer productivity. In addition, Xamarin is launching the game-changing ability for developers to build iOS applications in Visual Studio—bridging one of the largest developer bases in the world to the most successful mobile device platform.

Enterprise mobility, BYOD and the explosion of iOS and Android device usage for work and play are putting tremendous pressure on businesses to deliver great app experiences to employees and customers on all major platforms. According to analyst firm Gartner, the ratio of projects focused on mobile vs. PC app development is expected to shift to a ratio of 4:1 by 2015. However, many projects are delayed because of the technical complexities of developing for multiple platforms coupled with the severe shortage of developers skilled in each platform's distinct programming languages.  

Xamarin solves these challenges by unifying native iOS, Android and Mac development in C#, the language used by an estimated 8 million developers worldwide. With Xamarin, businesses leverage existing in-house developer skills, code and tools to build apps that share up to 90 percent of their source code across device platforms, essentially transforming existing teams into mobile developers virtually overnight. Unlike traditional approaches to cross-platform development that deliver lowest common denominator user experiences, Xamarin developers build world class, native apps for multiple platforms in a fraction of the time.

"In the very near future, every business process and customer transaction will happen on a mobile device," said Nat Friedman, CEO and cofounder, Xamarin. "Xamarin's unique approach of fully native user interfaces combined with a highly efficient code sharing story has already helped thousands of businesses to successfully deliver on their mobile strategy.  Xamarin 2.0 makes it even faster for all mobile developers to build great native apps that reach employees and consumers on all major platforms."

Since launching less than two years ago, Xamarin has already amassed a community of over 230,000 mobile developers. Last year, the company increased its developer community and revenue nearly 300 percent, growing to more than 12,000 new customers including Clear Channel, Rdio, the Portland Trailblazers, and National Instruments. Xamarin's breakthrough approach to multi-platform native app development now brings the total number of devices that can be reached by developing in C# to 2.6 billion globally.

"Xamarin enables our entire developer ecosystem to extend their skills and build apps for all modern device platforms," said Mitra Azizirad, General Manager of Developer Tools Marketing & Sales at Microsoft. "We are very happy to be working closely with Xamarin to ensure that developers targeting any platform can do so with Visual Studio and C#."

"Xamarin offers the best of all worlds, " said Matt Crocker, Director of Client Engineering at Rdio, a music streaming service available in 17 countries.  "Xamarin enables us to deliver high performance, native apps that, until Xamarin, were only possible with Objective-C and Java. Sharing over 50,000 lines of code across platforms gives us more time to spend on great user experiences. Xamarin 2.0 will help us build even better apps, faster."

Xamarin 2.0 Features

Xamarin 2.0 builds on the company's unique, cross-platform native approach with the following new features:   

  • Xamarin.iOS for Visual Studio.  With Xamarin, Visual Studio users can now build iOS, Android and Windows apps in their favorite IDE.   
  • Xamarin Studio.  A new IDE built from the ground up for streamlined, multi-platform native mobile design, development, debugging and deployment.   
  • The Xamarin Component Store.  An app store for code, where developers add third-party libraries, and beautifully designed native UI controls and themes to their apps with a few lines of code, making developers much better app designers.   
  • Starter Edition.  A free tier that makes it easy for individual developers to get started and experience the power of the platform.  

In addition to Xamarin's developer and revenue growth, the company's ecosystem of consulting partners has grown to over 35 partners in the four months since the partner program launched.  

"Given today's heterogeneous device world and high expectations for mobile user experiences, Xamarin is the only solution that enables RBA to deliver on native, cross-platform mobile apps for mission-critical enterprise projects," says Will Clevenger, General Manager, RBA Consulting, a national Digital, CRM and Technology Services consulting firm building apps for a wide variety of customers, including one of the largest health care insurers in the U.S.

For additional information on Xamarin 2.0 features, benefits and pricing visit: blog.xamarin.com where you can also sign up for our Introduction to Xamarin 2.0 webinar.  

About Xamarin
Xamarin's mission is to make it fast, easy and fun to build great mobile apps. More than 230,000 developers already use Xamarin to create native, cross-platform enterprise and consumer apps for iOS, Android and Mac, representing 74 of the Fortune 500 companies.  Join over 500 top mobile developers and industry leaders who are shaping the future of mobile at Xamarin Evolve 2013, April 14 - 17 in Austin, TX.  For more information, visit: xamarin.com.

Contact:
Scott Beaver
Bateman Group
415-503-1818
[email protected]

SOURCE Xamarin

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
“In the past year we've seen a lot of stabilization of WebRTC. You can now use it in production with a far greater degree of certainty. A lot of the real developments in the past year have been in things like the data channel, which will enable a whole new type of application," explained Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The BPM world is going through some evolution or changes where traditional business process management solutions really have nowhere to go in terms of development of the road map. In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Kyle Hansen, Director of Professional Services at AgilePoint, shows AgilePoint’s unique approach to dealing with this market circumstance by developing a rapid application composition or development framework.
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com), moderated by Ashar Baig, Research Director, Cloud, at Gigaom Research, Nate Gordon, Director of T...
"BSQUARE is in the business of selling software solutions for smart connected devices. It's obvious that IoT has moved from being a technology to being a fundamental part of business, and in the last 18 months people have said let's figure out how to do it and let's put some focus on it, " explained Dave Wagstaff, VP & Chief Architect, at BSQUARE Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas.
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover how hardware commoditization, the ubiquitous nature of connectivity, and the emergence of Big Data a...

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service. The new platform enables developers to build ap...

SYS-CON Events announced today that IDenticard will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IDenticard™ is the security division of Brady Corp (NYSE: BRC), a $1.5 billion manufacturer of identification products. We have small-company values with the strength and stability of a major corporation. IDenticard offers local sales, support and service to our customers across the United States and Canada. Our partner network encompasses some 300 of the world's leading systems integrators and security s...
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential.
"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa, at more than US$500 billion, and ranks 23rd in the world. A recent re-evaluation of Nigeria's true economic size doubled the previous estimate, and brought it well ahead of South Africa, which is a member (unlike Nigeria) of the G20 club for political as well as economic reasons. Nigeria's economy can be said to be quite diverse from one point of view, but heavily dependent on oil and gas at the same time. Oil and natural gas account for about 15% of Nigera's overall economy, but traditionally represent more than 90% of the country's exports and as...
The Internet of Things is a misnomer. That implies that everything is on the Internet, and that simply should not be - especially for things that are blurring the line between medical devices that stimulate like a pacemaker and quantified self-sensors like a pedometer or pulse tracker. The mesh of things that we manage must be segmented into zones of trust for sensing data, transmitting data, receiving command and control administrative changes, and peer-to-peer mesh messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ryan Bagnulo, Solution Architect / Software Engineer at SOA Software, focused on desi...
"At our booth we are showing how to provide trust in the Internet of Things. Trust is where everything starts to become secure and trustworthy. Now with the scaling of the Internet of Things it becomes an interesting question – I've heard numbers from 200 billion devices next year up to a trillion in the next 10 to 15 years," explained Johannes Lintzen, Vice President of Sales at Utimaco, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"For over 25 years we have been working with a lot of enterprise customers and we have seen how companies create applications. And now that we have moved to cloud computing, mobile, social and the Internet of Things, we see that the market needs a new way of creating applications," stated Jesse Shiah, CEO, President and Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the industry’s first all flash version of HyperConverged Appliances that include both compute and storag...
Today’s enterprise is being driven by disruptive competitive and human capital requirements to provide enterprise application access through not only desktops, but also mobile devices. To retrofit existing programs across all these devices using traditional programming methods is very costly and time consuming – often prohibitively so. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO, President, and Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., discussed how you can create applications that run on all mobile devices as well as laptops and desktops using a visual drag-and-drop application – and eForms-buildi...
We certainly live in interesting technological times. And no more interesting than the current competing IoT standards for connectivity. Various standards bodies, approaches, and ecosystems are vying for mindshare and positioning for a competitive edge. It is clear that when the dust settles, we will have new protocols, evolved protocols, that will change the way we interact with devices and infrastructure. We will also have evolved web protocols, like HTTP/2, that will be changing the very core of our infrastructures. At the same time, we have old approaches made new again like micro-services...
Code Halos - aka "digital fingerprints" - are the key organizing principle to understand a) how dumb things become smart and b) how to monetize this dynamic. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Brown, AVP, Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions, outlined research, analysis and recommendations from his recently published book on this phenomena on the way leading edge organizations like GE and Disney are unlocking the Internet of Things opportunity and what steps your organization should be taking to position itself for the next platform of digital competition.
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
As the Internet of Things unfolds, mobile and wearable devices are blurring the line between physical and digital, integrating ever more closely with our interests, our routines, our daily lives. Contextual computing and smart, sensor-equipped spaces bring the potential to walk through a world that recognizes us and responds accordingly. We become continuous transmitters and receivers of data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Bolwell, Director of Innovation for HP's Printing and Personal Systems Group, discussed how key attributes of mobile technology – touch input, sensors, social, and ...