As the role of mobile devices in people’s everyday lives expand further, mobile app developers have become the source of power for software innovation. And as Microsoft buys Xamarin, it takes another step to enable greater opportunity for developers and innovation. It delivers best experiences to all developers, on any device, with the help of open platform, powerful tools and a global cloud.
Xamarin is a leading provider for mobile app development founded by Nat Friedman (CEO) and Miguel de Icaza (CTO) that combines with Visual Studio to enable developers to build mobile app using C# and produce fully native mobile app experiences to devices that use different platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows.
Microsoft finally acquires Xamarin
The company’s approach allows developers to benefit from the power of .NET to create mobile apps, and using C# to involve full set of native APIs as well as mobile capabilities provided by each device platform. This enables developers to easily share general app code across Android, iOS and Windows apps while also delivering completely native experiences for each of the platforms. The company’s unique solution has achieved consistent growth for more than four years.
Friedman’s company has over 15,000 customers in 120 countries worldwide, which also includes more than 100 fortune 500 companies as well as over 1.3 million developers that have benefitted from this platform. Some of the top enterprises like Coca-Cola Bottling, Alaska Airlines, Thermo Fisher, Honeywell and JetBlue use this platform, so does top gaming companies such as SuperGiant Games and Gummy Drop. The company was also listed as one among top 7 startups that run the internet.
Both the companies had a partnership since November 2014 that successfully provided training, services, tools and workflows developers need to accomplish something. With the announcement of the acquisition, both the companies will work further to build world class developer tools and services.
It is a new beginning for Xamarin and its products to reach more customers and help many developers to build great apps. Microsoft’s mobile-first, cloud-first strategy is a great match for the company products and the whole team.
You can know more details about the acquisition at Build Conference in March and further in April at Evolve.