Leading Analyst Firm Positions Xamarin as a Visionary in Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xamarin, the company that empowers developers to build fully native apps for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP)1. Xamarin's positioning by Gartner reflects its ability to execute and completeness of vision. Xamarin also considers the placement a testament to its comprehensive approach to helping developers build fully native cross-platform apps, as well as the company's achievement of significant milestones including growing its developer community to more than 370,000 members, and reaching nearly 20,000 paid accounts in the last year.
According to Gartner, "As unprecedented numbers of enterprises build mobile applications, the mobile application development platform market continues to grow and evolve rapidly…The mobile application development platform (MADP) market remains largely distinct from the larger AD tool market, because developing mobile applications for enterprises presents unique challenges, including: each mobile OS has a unique presentation style, interaction style and software stack; devices have different screen sizes, input modes and hardware capabilities; new devices and OS versions are introduced multiple times per year; network connectivity and power levels fluctuate widely in typical usage scenarios; new consumer applications regularly extend and revise the standards for good mobile applications."
Xamarin has emerged in the last two years as the leading solution for enterprise app development, because the platform enables businesses to build fully native apps for multiple device platforms in one of the most popular programming languages in the world: C#. With Xamarin, businesses leverage their existing C#-skilled workforce, code and tools such as Visual Studio, share on average 75 percent of app source code across device platforms, and deliver fully native user experiences as Xamarin exposes 100 percent of each platform's APIs.
"Mobility is a top strategic and competitive initiative for enterprises today, and in order for enterprises to succeed, they need to deliver the best possible mobile experiences," said Nat Friedman, CEO and cofounder, Xamarin. "We are proud to be recognized by Gartner and view it as affirmation of our vision, enterprise customer traction, and ability to provide customers with proven, revolutionary enterprise mobility software that quickly turns mobile strategies into mobile excellence."
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1 "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms" by Ian Finley, Van L. Baker, Ken Parmelee, David Mitchell Smith, Ray Valdes, Gordon Van Huizen, August 7, 2013
Xamarin is the new standard for enterprise mobile development. No other platform enables businesses to reach all major devices—iOS, Android, Mac and Windows—with 100 percent fully native apps from a single code base. With Xamarin, businesses standardize mobile app development in C#, share on average 75 percent of source code across platforms, and leverage their existing skills, teams, tools and code to rapidly deliver great apps with broad reach. Xamarin is used by over 370,000 developers from more than 100 Fortune 500 companies and nearly 20,000 paying customers including Clear Channel, Schindler, McKesson, Halliburton, Cognizant, GitHub, Rdio and WebMD, to accelerate the creation of mission-critical consumer and enterprise apps. For more information, please visit:www.xamarin.com, read our blog, and follow us on Twitter @xamarin.
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