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Taking .NET Libraries To Mobile On Xamarin

Xamarin has announced a new online service designed to help developers move apps to mobile.

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The browser-based service scans existing .NET libraries to determine "by device platform" the percentage of code that can immediately be incorporated into mobile apps using Xamarin.

The service also provides a roadmap of the additional work required to migrate the remaining code to create fully native iOS, Android, Mac, Windows Phone, and Windows Store apps.

Citing Gartner mobile workforce growth figures, Xamarin reminds us that there is pressure for businesses to migrate customer engagement and internal business processes to mobile devices on all major platforms.

Xamarin asserts (does it ever do anything else?) that it solves this challenge by unifying native iOS, Android, and Mac development in C#, the language used by an estimated 8 million developers worldwide.

The company says it provides developers with complete access to 100 percent of the device platform APIs, making it possible to build fully native apps for multiple platforms in a fraction of the time.

"With Xamarin's new .NET mobility scanner service, developers gain insight into how much of their existing .NET libraries can be reused in apps for each mobile platform using Xamarin and are able to create a detailed roadmap of the remaining code to mobilize," said the firm.

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