The completion of the deal was announced via Twitter by Xamarin’s co-founder, Miguel de Icaza on March 18, 2016.
Xamarin has now officially merged with Microsoft. See you at https://t.co/485KqlbYdm !
— Miguel de Icaza (@migueldeicaza) March 18, 2016
At the Microsoft //Build conference which will take place in few weeks, Microsoft will provide more information about its plans in the near future. It will also do same at Xamarin Evolve in late April.
Xamarin provides a rich mobile development offering that enables developers to build mobile apps using C# and deliver fully native mobile app experiences to all major devices – including iOS, Android, and Windows.
Xamarin has more than 15,000 customers in 120 countries, including more than one hundred Fortune 500 companies – and more than 1.3 million unique developers have taken advantage of their offering.
Microsoft has previously worked with Xamarin – they have jointly built Xamarin integration into Visual Studio, Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and the Enterprise Mobility Suite to provide developers with an end-to-end workflow for native, secure apps across platforms – and this acquisition will take their partnership to greater levels.
With the acquisition of Xamarin, Microsoft is fulfilling its promise of enabling greater developer opportunity and innovation by providing the best experiences to all developers, on any device, with powerful tools, an open platform and a global cloud.