Microsoft Is Buying Mobile Cross-Platform Development Company Xamarin

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Xamarin, a company that allows developers to build fully native apps across several platforms from a single shared code base.

Microsoft and Xamarin have worked closely together since a global partnership was announced in 2013 to make it more simple for mobile developers to build native apps on platforms in Visual Studio. A possible Xamarin acquisition has been the topic of rumors since the partnership was detailed.

Well now, following a blog post from Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise Group Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie, it’s official. Full terms of the deal were, however, not disclosed.

“With today’s acquisition announcement we will be taking this work much further to make our world class developer tools and…

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