Microsoft is making another move to expand its software and service to more platforms. The company has revealed it plans to acquire Xamarin, San Francisco-based company that creates software tools for making apps for iOS, Android and Windows platforms that can share common code.
Scott Guthrie of Microsoft stated:
Xamarin was founded in 2011 and since then over 1.3 million unique developers have used its tools to make mobile apps with C#. Microsoft did not disclose the specific financial details of their Xamarin acquisition.
This acquisition may be related to our article yesterday detailing how Microsoft may use virtualization to bring universal Windows apps to competing platforms.
Update: Xamarin co-founder Nat Friedman has now issued a statement on the acquisition, thanking the company's customers and looking forward to the company's work with Microsoft.
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