Xamarin 3 adds Xamarin.Forms API

Build native UIs for iOS, Android and Windows Phone from a single, shared C# codebase.
June 06, 2014 - 11:07
Feature Release

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 3

  • Xamarin Designer for iOS in Visual Studio - Quickly layout sophisticated UIs, add event handlers, take advantage of auto-layout and see live previews of custom controls.
  • Xamarin.Forms - Build native UIs for iOS, Android and Windows Phone from a single, shared C# codebase.
  • NuGet - Full support for using NuGet packages in your mobile apps.
  • NET BCL Documentation - Full documentation for the .NET Base Class Libraries (BCL) is now integrated into Xamarin Studio.
  • F# Support - Built-in support for building iOS and Android apps using the F# functional programming language.
  • Shared Projects - Share code across iOS, Android and Windows in either Xamarin Studio or Visual Studio.
  • Portable Class Libraries - Produce and consume PCLs from both Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio.

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.

Sample application built using Xamarin.iOS.


Easily create apps in C# for iOS.

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