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Company Overview of Xamarin Inc.

Company Overview

Xamarin Inc. develops and provides software development tools for mobile applications. The company offers tools with various features for mobile application development, which include access to platform’s native software development kits, application programming interfaces, and user interface controls; share code between platforms; and code writing for language features, such as language integrated query, delegates, lambdas, events, and garbage collection. It also leverages native layout formats for iOS and Android devices, and enables user interfaces; and provides debugger, application deployment, and platform extensibility services. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in San Franc...

430 Pacific Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94133

United States

Founded in 2011



Key Executives for Xamarin Inc.

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Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Xamarin Inc. Key Developments

Microsoft Reportedly In Final Stages Of Negotiations To Acquire Xamarin

Microsoft Corporation (NasdaqGS:MSFT) is in the final stages of negotiations that could lead to either an acquisition or major investment in Xamarin Inc., sources with knowledge of the discussions said. It's not clear whether the talks are ongoing or if a deal has been finalized. But with Microsoft holding its Build conference next month in San Francisco, acquiring Xamarin would send a powerful message to developers that things are going to be different under new Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, sources told CRN. According to CRN, Xamarin declined to comment and Microsoft has not replied.

Xamarin Inc. and Samsung Collaborate to Bring Advanced Security to Enterprise Applications

Xamarin announced a new collaboration with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to enable enterprise developers to integrate Samsung's mobile security platform, KNOX, into Xamarin mobile applications. This will enable enterprises to deploy and secure Xamarin-based mobile applications on the Samsung KNOX-enabled mobile devices. With over 500,000 developers using its solution, Xamarin is the new standard for enterprise mobile development. Xamarin's solution enables businesses to reach all major devices with apps from a single code base. Samsung KNOX is an end-to-end secure mobile platform solution designed to provide advanced data and privacy protection for both enterprises and consumers. Samsung KNOX provides hardware and software integrated security for advanced data and privacy protection and allows consumers to use a single device for work and personal use with the ability to separate enterprise and personal environments. Combining the two technologies will enable developers to create high-performance native mobile applications and seamlessly deploy them within a secure hardened environment on mobile devices.

SAP America, Inc. Collaborates with Service2Media and Xamarin

SAP America, Inc., a subsidiary of SAP AG, has announced that it is collaborating with Service2Media, and Xamarin, to provide developers with mobile app development frameworks that can enable development on the company's SAP mobile platform. These mobile development environments are intended to allow enterprises to rapidly build rich and personalized mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices from a single code-base. With built-in support for SAP Mobile Platform, businesses will gain easy, more secure access to on-premise and cloud-based data and processes from Xamarin and Service2Media's leading mobile development frameworks.

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