Microsoft seems to be making another move to expand its software and service to more platforms. According to a recent report revealed that Microsoft is in plans to acquire Xamarin, a San Francisco-based software company known for its software tools that help people developing apps for iOS, Android and Windows platforms.
With Xamarin, Microsoft had already worked on Microsoft’s different platforms using the Xamarin integration which includes Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Azure, Office 365 etc. Microsoft also said that it will take this even much further to make the developer tools and services better.
“With today’s acquisition announcement, we will be taking this work much further to make our world class developer tools and services even better with deeper integration and seamless mobile app dev experiences. The combination of Xamarin, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, and Azure provides a complete mobile app dev solution that provides everything you need to develop, test, deliver and instrument mobile apps for every device. We are really excited to see what developers build with it.” Scott Guthrie of Microsoft stated.
Xamarin was founded back in 2011 and has more than 15,000 customers in 120 countries, including more than one hundred Fortune 500 companies – and more than 1.3 million unique developers have taken advantage of their offering.
Scott didn’t provide more details on the acquisition but he said that more information will be coming soon about their future plans at the Microsoft //Build conference starting sometime in April 2016.
“We are looking forward to providing more information about our plans in the near future – starting at the Microsoft //Build conference coming up in a few weeks, followed by Xamarin Evolve in late April. Be sure to watch my Build keynote and get a front row seat at Evolve to learn more! ” Scott said in a official blog post.