Is Xamarin dead


Xamarin is a subsidiary of Microsoft based in San Francisco. The developers of Mono founded the company Xamarin in 2011,[1] In 2016, Xamarin was acquired by Microsoft.[2] Xamarin was created with the aim of accelerating and simplifying the development of cross-platform applications in the mobile sector.[3]



Xamarin Platform

With the components Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android it is possible to develop native apps for iOS, Android and Windows in C # with either Xamarin Studio or Visual Studio.


The product Xamarin.Forms was presented on May 3, 2014. It allows portable controls to be used, which call up the actual controls of Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

Xamarin Test Cloud

The product Xamarin Test Cloud makes it possible to test mobile apps in the cloud on approx. 1800 different real devices.[18]

Xamarin for Visual Studio

Xamarin is said to be the only framework that allows native apps for iOS, Android and Windows to be developed with Microsoft Visual Studio.[19]

Xamarin Studio

Xamarin Studio, a standalone IDE for mobile app development, was released in February 2013. Xamarin Studio uses a debugger, a compiler for C # and F # and tools for programming graphical user interfaces for Android and iOS.[20] Based on Xamarin Studio, 2016 Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac developed.

.Net Mobility Scanner

Xamarins .Net Mobility Scanner lets developers see how much of their .NET program code runs on other operating systems: especially for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows Store. It is a free service on the web that is built on top of Silverlight.[21]

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ http: // From Dotnet to Novell-Suse to Xamarin and mobile devices: Mono
  2. abFlorian Kalenda: Microsoft swallows cloud developer platform Xamarin. In: ZDNet company. NetMediaEurope Deutschland GmbH, February 25, 2015, accessed on February 26, 2016.
  3. Xamarin - the springboard for .NET developers In: May 30, 2017 ( [accessed June 11, 2018]).
  4. Microsoft sees nothing but .NET ahead (English) - from Steven Bonisteel, ZDNet, on June 23, 2000; translated: Microsoft only sees .NET as the future
  5. The early history of Mono. (No longer available online.) October 13, 2003, archived from the original on June 6, 2011; Retrieved May 21, 2011.Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@ 1 @ 2 Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. The Attachmate Group completes the acquisition of Novell. April 27, 2011, accessed April 1, 2014.
  7. ^ Paul Koep: Layoffs at Novell. May 2, 2011, accessed May 7, 2011.
  8. ↑ Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Is mono dead? Is Novell dying?ZDNet, May 4, 2011, accessed May 7, 2011.
  9. ↑ Miguel De Icaza: Announcement from Xamarin. May 16, 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
  10. The death and rebirth of Mono., May 17, 2011, accessed May 29, 2011.
  11. ↑ Matthew Baxter-Reynolds: What about platform-independent C # for mobile devices? In: The Guardian. July 5, 2011, accessed July 15, 2011.
  12. SUSE and Xamarin partners support the Mono community.Novell, July 18, 2011, accessed July 18, 2011.
  13. ↑ Miguel De Icaza: Novell / Xamarin agreement with Mono. July 18, 2011, accessed July 18, 2011.
  14. Your C # app runs on 66 million Macs: Xamarin.Mac. Xamarin, December 12, 2012, accessed July 12, 2013.
  15. Announcement of Xamarin 2.0. Xamarin, February 20, 2013, accessed July 12, 2013.
  16. Xamarin 2.0 Review. March 12, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
  17. ↑ Björn Bohn: Mobile development: Xamarin.Android is ready for Android P. In: heise developer. Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG, July 30, 2018, accessed on August 22, 2018.
  18. Xamarin Test Cloud. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  19. Xamarin and Microsoft announce global collaboration. (No longer available online.) November 13, 2013, archived from the original on April 7, 2014; Retrieved April 1, 2014.Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@ 1 @ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  20. ↑ Tom Thompson: Review: Xamarin 2.0 makes app development magical. April 26, 2013, accessed April 1, 2014.
  21. ↑ How mobile is your .NET?