Visual Studio and Xamarin

Deliver native Android, iOS, and Windows apps, with a single shared C# code base.

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Target all platforms

Single shared codebase for Android, iOS, and Windows

Share code everywhere. Use the same language, APIs and data structures to share an average of 75% of app code across all mobile development platforms.

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Beautiful native UIs

Native apps that look and feel like users expect

Create 100% native user interfaces customized for each platform. Use Xamarin.Forms when you prefer to optimize code sharing, or use the native designers for Android and iOS when you optimize for custom UIs.

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Develop on OS X and Windows

Develop on OS X and Windows

Free IDEs on your preferred OS

Use Visual Studio, a fully-featured and extensible IDE on Windows. Or, use Xamarin Studio, a rich IDE for OS X which includes UI designers, code editing enhancements, debugging and publishing tools, and more.

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Xamarin Test Cloud

Mobile app testing made easy

Automate your app testing on 2,000 real devices in the cloud. Build quality mobile apps quickly and with confidence. You can test everything your users can do, from pinching and swiping to double-tapping and scrolling. Find performance problems on any OS automatically with step-by step memory and performance tracking.

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Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers receive a 25% discount on Xamarin Test Cloud.

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Enterprise-grade mobile apps

Advanced tools for mobile development

Visual Studio and Xamarin provide everything you need to deliver world-class enterprise mobile apps. From application profiling and optimization, to bug fixing with live inspection, test authoring and execution on real devices with the Xamarin Test Cloud. Solutions for every stage of the mobile lifecycle.

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Complete Mobile Lifecycle Solution

Everything you need in one place

The Visual Studio and Xamarin Mobile Lifecycle Solution includes all the pieces for your mobile development strategy: Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, Microsoft Azure, Xamarin Test Cloud, Xamarin University and HockeyApp. Combined for your convenience!

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Exciting benefits

Tools, cloud services, support and training

With a Visual Studio Standard or Annual Cloud subscription, you get benefits from Xamarin, including additional features in your Visual Studio IDE, access to on-demand content from the Xamarin University curriculum, free tools and special offers. Visual Studio Dev Essentials members also enjoy additional features in Visual Studio Community and selected content from Xamarin University.

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