What a story!
Microsoft has announced they are acquiring Xamarin.
This means a lot of things within the mobile/enterprise world now:
- Microsoft is recognizing that the native platform targeting is a very valid point in today’s world; user are more into apps that target native user interface and native performance than only HTML containers (Safari is good for that!),
- Integrated Dev environments (iOS dev with Visual Studio) as well are reusable language knowledge (C#) over multiple platforms are a thing; learning a new language in a way is not creating value, it’s what you do with it that does.
Know the next step is to see how all this will integrate into Microsoft licensing and offering for enterprise (part of Visual Studio?).
More should come at //BUILD next month, nearly in a month time!