Microsoft acquires Xamarin
Masha Yudin stashed this in Industry news
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Does it mean less demand for iOS and Android developers?
"Microsoft has purchased Xamarin, a startup that helps developers write apps once and have them work on any smartphone or operating system, according to anofficial blog entry."
I think Microsoft acquired them to get more iPhone and Android apps on Windows Mobile.
Yes, this is so, but if this technology becomes widely available, would it mean a company that wants to release on multiple platforms is not going to need developers for all those multiple platforms?
Yes, that's true. There will be less need to specialize.