MonoDroid - .NET for Android
MonoDroid - .NET for Android
Friday, 30 July 2010

MonoDroid will allow .NET programmers to create apps for the Android platform. Sign up for the beta test now.

Banner

 

One of the problems in developing applications for mobile devices is the range of different environments and language you need to master. Any thing reduces this tower of babel and allows you to use what you already know must be a good idea. Enter - MonoDroid which allows .NET programmers to create apps for Android phones.

 

monotouch

 

MonoDroid is a .NET development system targeting the Android mobile platform based on the Mono project's MonoTouch tool. Mono is all about porting .NET to other environments - Linux, OS X and so on and even Windows. MonoTouch is a development environment for the iPhone which uses the .NET Framework and languages. At the moment it represents the only non-Apple way of creating apps for the iPhone and iOS 4 in general. So far Apple don't seem to have found a way to object to its use or perhaps they just don't see it as a major development route. You still need a Mac and the iPhone SDK to use MonoTouch.

MonoDroid is a similar .NET based mobile development system but targeting the comparatively open Android environment. Currently Windows Phone 7 is the only mobile platform other than the iPhone/MonoTouch system that .NET programmers can target.

 

mono2

 

MonoDroid is about to enter beta testing and you can sign up for the test program at http://www.go-mono.com/monodroid/.

A release sometime later this year looks fairly certain and although it is based on the Mono open source project it will be a commercial product. MonoTouch costs $399 for the entry level Professional edition and $999 and $3,999 for the Corporate and 5 Corporate licence version. A trial version is available which isn't time limited but only allows deployment to an iPhone simulator.

Further Reading

Mono gets UI support

Pro Android 

Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours

Easy Android Apps

Windows 7 Phone - developer tools in beta

Beginning Android 2

Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours (Sams)

 

Banner


Trees And Heaps For Xmas - A Programmer At Xmas
25/12/2017

'Tis that time of year when it is OK to use the word 'tis. Programmers are a funny lot, but they too are forced to stand away from the keyboard and stop coding. Why exactly? Well there are festive tre [ ... ]



Software Developer Rated Best Job Of 2018
22/01/2018

Software Developer has the distinction of coming top not only as Best Technology Job and Best STEM Job in the U.S. News ranking, but also as the best job overall for 2018. CNNMoney which also compiles [ ... ]


More News

<ASIN:1430232676>

<ASIN:1430230428>

<ASIN:1430226293>

<ASIN:0321673352>

<ASIN:0321743016>

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 July 2010 )
 
 

   
Banner
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2018 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.