Buddy Announces Support for Xamarin Platform

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Developers can now write Buddy-powered, cloud- connected iOS, Android and Mac mobile apps using Xamarin’s toolset.


Buddy Platform, Inc., (http://buddy.com) a leading backend-as-a-service (BaaS) provider, today announced support for Xamarin‘s iOS and Android development tools. Starting today, developers can download the Buddy SDK from Xamarin’s Component Store free of charge. Buddy’s SDK for Xamarin can be used to build iOS, Android and Mac applications, and includes documentation and samples. Also beginning today, developers can find Buddy's .NET SDK on GitHub, which includes the code and project files for .NET, Windows Phone, Windows RT and Xamarin Studio iOS/Android.

Benefits for Developers:

  •     Now for the first time, C#/.NET developers can write Buddy-powered iOS, Android and Mac apps using Xamarin’s toolset.
  •     Xamarin empowers more than 280,000 developers to build fully native mobile apps across all major platforms, all with a nearly common .NET-based codebase. Now those developers can enjoy the advantages of using Buddy’s fully scaled, tested and deployed web services for key cloud connectivity features in their apps.

“At Buddy we are committed to delivering great platform SDKs that empower developers to build amazing cloud-connected mobile applications without needing to write server-side code,” said David McLauchlan, CEO of Buddy. “With Xamarin, developers keep coding in the language and toolsets they know best, while reaching the broadest audience possible. Xamarin and Buddy both give precious time back to developers, and we couldn’t be more delighted to be working with Xamarin.” 

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About Buddy Platform, Inc.:
Buddy Platform, Inc. is a Seattle-based company that provides developers a fully hosted and managed toolset of web services to power the cloud-connected pieces of their apps on all operating systems including iOS, Windows Phone, Android, SmartTVs, Facebook, HTML5, Windows 8 and other connected device platforms. Developers build their apps using Buddy’s APIs that support such scenarios as user accounts, friends & group lists, messaging & chat, geo-location services, photo albums, metadata, gaming, push notifications, commerce and crash reporting. Buddy’s high fidelity analytics for publishers of connected apps are powered by the “Buddy Platform”. When publishers have their apps built on the Buddy Platform, they can access high fidelity, contextual analytics providing the highest possible fidelity data on the performance, usage and ROI of their applications.

About Xamarin:
Xamarin's mission is to make it fast, easy and fun to build great mobile apps. More than 280,000 developers use Xamarin to create native, cross-platform enterprise and consumer apps for iOS, Android and Mac, representing 74 of the Fortune 500 companies. Join more than 600 top mobile developers and industry leaders who are shaping the future of mobile at Xamarin Evolve 2013, April 14 - 17 in Austin, TX.

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