Xamarin and IBM are partnering together to make it easier for enterprise mobile development teams to use tools from both companies. Xamarin offers tools that allow developers to write C# apps for iOS, Android and Windows. IBM's MobileFirst platform includes a variety of tools and services, including its BlueMix cloud development platform and the Worklight platform for cloud-based data services.
"Together, Xamarin and IBM are creating an end-to-end foundation for developers to more effectively mobilize mission-critical enterprise data in their apps," stated Nat Friedman, Xamarin CEO and co-founder. "The combined Xamarin and IBM solution gives millions of app developers a powerful enterprise mobile opportunity they have never had before."