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MonoTouch 5.2 is Here!
MonoTouch 5.2 is Here!
Build Great iOS Apps in C# We're very proud to announce the availability of MonoTouch 5.2. This release represents months of improvements, with over 300 new features, bugfixes, and enhancements. This is without question the best release of MonoTouch to date. Here's a quick rundown of some of the new features in MonoTouch 5.2. Faster ...
Mono for Android 4.0 is Here!
Mono for Android 4.0 is Here!
Thousands of new API's, tons of great new features, Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb -- There is a lot to get excited about in Mono for Android 4.0! To learn more, check out our tutorials for using Mono for Android. Ice Cream Sandwich Start building apps with access to all kinds of new features found in the latest version of Android: Ice ...
MonoTouch Beta Release
MonoTouch Beta Release
We have just released to the Beta channels the first beta for our upcoming MonoTouch 5.2 release. The MonoTouch 5.1 Beta contains the following features: We are very excited about making MonoTouch.Dialog part of this release. To ensure compatibility, we renamed this assembly to "MonoTouch.Dialog-1", this will ...
MonoTouch Native Libraries Made Easy
MonoTouch Native Libraries Made Easy
In today's release of MonoTouch 5.0.1, we've made it much, much easier to use native libraries from your C# code. MonoTouch has always allowed developers to access third-party Objective-C libraries. But in the past, it required some familiarity with the way native libraries work on Unix. It also required both the native library (...
Tasty Android Treats
Tasty Android Treats
We have a tasty treat for all of our Mono for Android users. Our new preview for Mono/Android 2.0 has these tasty features: Google Maps APIs!You no longer need to write any manual code to bind to Google Maps. The APIs are ready to be used, come and enjoy! We have added Ice Cream Sandwich API support This is an extension to ...
iCircuit: From Java to iPad in Two Months
iCircuit: From Java to iPad in Two Months
One of the great things about building a developer platform is that you never know how people will use it. We're always excited to hear a new story about the apps people are building with MonoTouch and Mono for Android. This week we launched a new home page for MonoTouch, and we were super proud to include a short video of indie ...
MonoTouch 5, with iOS 5 Support
MonoTouch 5, with iOS 5 Support
Take advantage of iOS 5 APIs with MonoTouch 5. Right on time. In addition to providing direct access to the thousands of improved APIs in UIKit, MonoTouch 5 now supports all of the new frameworks that ship with iOS 5. Here are a few of our favorites. To learn more, check out our introduction to using iOS 5 features with MonoTouch. The ...
iOS and Android Updated
iOS and Android Updated
We are happy to announce some nice upgrades for both our Android and iOS users. MonoTouch 4.2 has been released with many new features and fixes. These are the highlights for this release: Visit the release notes page for the full details on this release. Mono for Android 1.2 has been released. These are the highlights ...
Early Adopters: iOS 5 and Xcode 4 support
Early Adopters: iOS 5 and Xcode 4 support
Today we are happy to release previews of some exciting new features. Those of you who want to live on the wild side can install either the Beta or the Alpha updates listed below. To install, use MonoDevelop's "Check for Updates" feature in the Help menu and select the Beta or Alpha channel. Starting with these releases, you can send...
Mono for Android 1.0.2 – First Update by Xamarin
Mono for Android 1.0.2 – First Update by Xamarin
We have just released the first update to Mono for Android by Xamarin.  This update contains fixes to many problems that were affecting our users. We encourage developers to upgrade to this release.  We have many more fixes coming in a future release, but we wanted to get some critical fixes to our community right away. The main ...