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  • Android vs. iOS Development: Fight! Crunch Network

    Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

    The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do developers! developers! think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge. And by “them” I mean “us.” When not writing TC columns… Read More

  • Xamarin Raises $16M Series B Round Led By Lead Edge Capital, Passes 20,000 Paid Developer Seats

    Xamarin Raises $16M Series B Round Led By Lead Edge Capital, Passes 20,000 Paid Developer Seats

    Xamarin, the cross-platform development platform for native apps for iOS, Android, OS X and Windows, today announced that it has closed an opportunistic $16 million Series B round led by Lead Edge Capital. The company’s Series A investors Charles River Ventures, Ignition Partners and Floodgate also participated in this round. In total, including the $12 million Series A round, Xamarin… Read More

  • Xamarin Launches Test Cloud Automated Mobile UI Testing Platform, Acquires Mobile Test Company LessPainful

    Xamarin Launches Test Cloud Automated Mobile UI Testing Platform, Acquires Mobile Test Company LessPainful

    Xamarin, the company behind the cross-platform mobile development platform with the same name, today announced that it has recently acquired the Danish mobile testing startup LessPainful. LessPainful is the company behind the popular open source cross-platform functional test platform for Android and iOS, and Xamarin has already put this acquisition to use. The Xamarin Test Cloud, the… Read More

  • How The Portland Trail Blazers Went Mobile

    How The Portland Trail Blazers Went Mobile

    It’s almost 2013 and you’d think that at this point every NBA team has probably had its own official mobile app for a few years now, but that’s not exactly the case. The Portland Trail Blazers, for example, just launched their own official mobile app for iOS in late November. Earlier this month, I sat down with Dan Harbison, the team’s senior director of Interactive… Read More

  • Microsoft .NET for Mobile Company Xamarin Gets $12 Million In Series A Funding

    Microsoft .NET for Mobile Company Xamarin Gets $12 Million In Series A Funding

    Xamarin, makers of cross-platform frameworks for building mobile applications, today announced a $12 million round of funding from Charles River Ventures, Ignition Partners and Floodgate. Xamarin was founded in May last year after Novell laid off the staff working on Mono, an open source project that brings Microsoft’s .NET development framework to non-Microsoft operating systems like Linux. Read More