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Infragistics Announces Partnership with Xamarin

New Infragistics Xamarin.Forms components give developers the ability to build native applications backed by Infragistics native iOS, Android & Windows Phone toolsets

Cranbury, New Jersey– October 8, 2014Infragistics, a worldwide leader in helping developers build amazing apps, today announces its partnership with Xamarin to coincide with the release of its newest product: Infragistics Xamarin.Forms.

These new UI controls will give developers the ability to build native applications in Visual Studio from a single C# codebase, all backed by the native iOS, Android, and Windows Phone toolsets from Infragistics, which will save time and money in the development process.

“Besides the cost of training developers on new platforms and the time it takes to become proficient in any new language or platform, the long-term maintenance costs of multiple applications in multiple languages quickly add up,” says Jason Beres, Senior Vice President of Developer Tools. “Infragistics Xamarin.Forms UI controls help companies improve upon their ROI by targeting one codebase for three individual applications.”

“The real cost savings comes from the fact that a company does not need to invest in the training and time loss of learning a new platform,” Beres adds. “By using current C# & XAML skillsets, native apps can be created in virtually no time when compared to building a native experience from scratch on each major mobile platform.”

“Infragistics was one of the first vendors to ship Xamarin support with their native UI control toolkit, so we have been longtime fans of their diverse and sophisticated components. We love the rich imagery and consistent quality of everything that they do and could not be happier to have them on the forefront of the Xamarin.Forms Ecosystem,” says Joseph Hill, co-founder of Xamarin.

Other highlights of Xamarin.Forms UI controls include:

  • 50+ controls written in Xamarin.Forms;
  • Interactive charting, including common series like Category, Stacked, Polar, Radial & Scatter, complete with trend lines, financial indicators, interactions and animations;
  • Additional business data visualizations like Pie Charts, Gauges & Bullet Graphs;
  • Fully virtualized, data-bound, high performance data grid with pin-able columns, carousel views, selection events & customizable layouts, and more.

These new controls will allow developers to create high performance applications ranging from full-featured dashboards, in-depth analytics, line-of-business grid displays and more. And developers will get the speed and performance of Infragistics’ market-leading grids and charts, an essential key to success in any enterprise application.

For more information on Infragistics Xamarin.Forms, visit xamarin.infragistics.com.

About Infragistics

A worldwide leader in user experience, Infragistics helps developers build amazing applications. More than a million developers trust Infragistics for enterprise-ready user interface toolsets that deliver high-performance applications for Web, Windows and mobile applications. The company also provides design tools for rapid, interactive prototyping. Fortune 500 companies increasingly rely on Infragistics apps, including SharePlus, the universal mobile interface for SharePoint, and ReportPlus, the first self-service dashboard and reporting app, to enhance productivity of business users on the go. Along with leading-edge software, Infragistics offers expert user experience services and award-winning support. For additional information, visit www.infragistics.com.

About Xamarin

Xamarin is the new standard for enterprise mobile development. No other platform enables businesses to reach 2.6 billion iOS, Android, Mac and Windows devices with 100 percent fully native apps from a single, shared code base. Xamarin is used by over 750,000 developers from more than 100 Fortune 500 companies to accelerate the creation of mission-critical consumer and enterprise apps. Xamarin’s global customer base in 120 countries includes Dow Jones, Bosch, McKesson, Halliburton, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cognizant, GitHub, Rdio and WebMD. Xamarin is a Visionary in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant report for Mobile Application Development Platforms. For more information, please visit: xamarin.com or follow us @xamarinhq.

 

Media Contact: Jason Beres, 609-448-2000, JasonB@infragistics.com

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