Xamarin has updated its MonoTouch cross-platform application development tool to support Apple's new iOS 6 platform.
, a maker of cross-platform mobile
application development tools, has announced its support for iOS 6 app
The new Xamarin release, MonoTouch
6, gives developers full access to all the native APIs associated with iOS 6's
new features, while it also allows for cross-platform code sharing between iOS,
Android and Windows Phone.
With MonoTouch 6, developers can tap
into new iOS 6 features, including richer layout capabilities, deep Facebook
integration, and Passbook, Apple's new coupon and ticketing application, among
others. The iPhone 5 and iOS 6 release may be the most anticipated product
release in Apple's history, with a record-breaking 2 million devices preordered
in 24 hours.
"Xamarin has a stellar history
of delivering same-day updates to our software when new device operating
systems hit the market," said Miguel de Icaza, chief technology officer at
Xamarin. "Our promise to customers is to ensure they can build fully
native mobile apps, and that means supporting new iOS 6 features on the day
Apple releases them."
Xamarin's cross-platform mobile
development software allows developers to build native iOS and Android apps
using C#, which means these apps can also share code with Windows
apps. Businesses can leverage existing code, teams, skills and tools to
get rich apps to market quickly. Developers have complete access to all the
native APIs and UI toolkits unique to iOS and Android, which means they can
create native experiences while sharing up to 90 percent of source code.
In a blog post
, Xamarin technical evangelist Ryan Paul
said, "Continuing our long history of delivering same-day updates for device
platform upgrades, MonoTouch 6 is available today and includes support for all
of the new iOS 6 features that will be running on millions of devices before
the day is through."
Since Xamarin was founded in May
2011, the company has experienced rapid demand for its mobile
development platform. To date, more than 170,000 developers use
Xamarin to build corporate, consumer and gaming apps, the company said.
"I built my mobile app business
on Xamarin because it not only allows me to deliver a high performance,
fully native app; it also enables me to deliver the latest mobile platform
features immediately to my users. With Xamarin, my app is always up-to-date,"
said Jon Lipsky, creator of TouchDraw
Xamarin's new release for iOS 6 is
available for download on the Xamarin Website. It is free to get started, with
flexible subscription options.