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Xamarin Announces Same-Day Support for iOS 6
Sep 19, 2012 (05:09 PM EDT)
Xamarin's Mobile Development Platform Provides Complete Support for iOS 6 Features
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xamarin, the company empowering thousands of businesses to rapidly build rich, native iOS and Android apps, today announced same-day support for iOS 6. The new release will give Xamarin users full access to all the native APIs associated with iOS 6's new features, which include richer layout capabilities, deep Facebook integration, and Passbook, Apple's new coupon and ticketing application, among others. The iPhone 5 and iOS 6 release may be the most anticipated product release in Apple's history, with a record-breaking two million devices pre-ordered in 24 hours. Xamarin's new capabilities allow developers to take advantage of iOS 6 features that will run on millions of devices before the day is through.
Xamarin's cross-platform mobile development software allows developers to build native iOS and Android apps using C#, which means these apps can also share code with Windows apps. Businesses can leverage existing code, team, skills and tools to get rich apps to market quickly. Developers have complete access to all of the native APIs and UI toolkits unique to iOS and Android, which means they can create truly native experiences while sharing up to 90 percent of source code.
Since Xamarin was founded in May 2011, it has experienced rapid demand for its mobile development platform. To date, more than 170,000 developers use Xamarin to build corporate, consumer and gaming apps.
"Xamarin has a stellar history of delivering same-day updates to our software when new device operating systems hit the market," said Miguel de Icaza, chief technology officer at Xamarin. "Our promise to customers is to ensure they can build fully native mobile apps, and that means supporting new iOS 6 features on the day Apple releases them."
"I built my mobile app business on Xamarin because it not only allows me to deliver a high performance, fully native app, it also enables me to deliver the latest mobile platform features immediately to my users. With Xamarin, my app is always up to date," said Jon Lipsky, creator of TouchDraw.
You can read more about Xamarin's new release for iOS 6 on its blog.
Pricing and Availability
Xamarin's new release for iOS 6 is available immediately for download on the Xamarin website. It is free to get started, with flexible subscription options.
Xamarin's mission is to make it fast, easy and fun to build amazing, native mobile apps using C#. Xamarin's cross-platform mobile development software allows developers to use their existing skills, code and tools to build fully native apps for iOS and Android that can share code with Windows apps. Developers can get to market quickly with native apps while sharing up to 90 percent of source code across device platforms. From indie developers to consulting firms to enterprise organizations, businesses of all sizes use Xamarin to accelerate and simplify the creation of high performance, native consumer, corporate and gaming apps. For more information, visit http://xamarin.com or https://twitter.com/xamarinhq.