Xamarin 2.0 released

Xamarin 2.0 released
MonoTouch renamed Xamarin.iOS and Mono for Android renamed Xamarin.Android.


Feature Release

February 28, 2013 - 0:00
Xamarin 2.0 released
Sample application built using Xamarin.Android

Xamarin provides all the tools to build native cross-platform apps in one package. It lets you create, build, debug and deploy apps in Visual Studio or Xamarin Studio, a fully-featured IDE built for mobile app development. Xamarin delivers high performance compiled code with full access to all the native APIs so you can create native apps with device-specific experiences.

The following editions are available:

Updates in V2.0

  • Xamarin Studio - A clean, fresh IDE for developing cross-platform apps with C#. Xamarin Studio is tightly integrated with the iOS and Android SDKs so you can build, test and debug apps on simulators and real devices.
  • Pre-built App Components - A catalog of UI controls, charts, graphs, themes, cloud services and other features that you can add to your app in minutes. The Xamarin Component Store is integrated into Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio so that you can add a new component to your app with just a few clicks.
  • Develop iOS Apps in C# with Visual Studio - Write native iOS apps in Visual Studio using C#.

About Xamarin

Xamarin was founded in May 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. They produce software development tools that make it fast, easy and fun to build great mobile applications. Xamarin is composed of more than 20 members of the team that built Mono, with 10 years of experience working together to create a great developer platform.