Xamarin Studio is an IDE for streamlined, multi-platform native mobile design, development, debugging, and deployment. Music-streaming company Rdio used Xamarin Studio and Xamarin’s Android and iOS developer technologies to streamline development for devices.
“We needed a way to keep the Android app and the iOS app closer together in feature parity without having big teams for both platforms,” says Rdio’s lead Android developer Brett Duncavage. “We have roughly about 60 percent code-sharing between Android and iOS now.” The C# language is used for developing the apps. Xamarin Studio offers good code completion, debugging, and deployment capabilities, but it still needs to mature some, Duncavage says.