.NET meets the Mobile market

by Chris S
Although the article is nearly a year old, it provides info on the development of software to handle code and allow for its use on multiple platforms. By now the Android mobile phone was been out for some time and has had plenty of opportunity for developers to improve on software for it, however at the time, this was all new. The software, Mono, worked only with Visual Studio 2010 Professional. The cool thing about this product was how it allowed the user to share business related information on different platforms. So code could be ported from a desktop or iphone to an android. Now, with about a year after its release, the android mobile market has increased dramatically, as well as the iphone market. You can’t go out without seeing those around using either an iphone or an android.

This article shows how the smartphone market is being utilized by open source software to share code and information, regardless the product that it is being used on. Developers are finding it convenient to code once and see it on multiple platforms. I find that interesting since Microsoft and Apple are two completely different platforms. I just wonder how long it will take before developers can use a program such as Visual Studio 2010 Professional , as a smartphone plug-in.

Source: By Paul Krill April 06, 2011
http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/net-development-moves-android-925

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