Xamarin Expands Free Program for Student Developers
Xamarin, a mobile development platform for
building, testing and monitoring applications on multiple operating systems, has
expanded its Xamarin for Students
program and joined the
Microsoft Imagine program for student developers.
The Xamarin for Students program is free of charge and open to any student
currently enrolled in a diploma or degree-granting course. It lets students use
Visual Studio to build and publish native iOS, Android and Windows apps using a
shared C# codebase. Students can use Xamarin to learn the C# and F# programming
languages and develop skills for working with existing .NET applications.
With this announcement, Xamarin for Students has added support for building,
deploying and debugging iOS and Android apps from both Visual Studio and Xamarin
Studio, as well as access to Xamarin.Forms to build native user interfaces for
iOS, Android and Windows using C# or declarative XAML markup.
As part of the Microsoft Imagine program, Xamarin for Students is now
available through the
The company also offers a Xamarin for Educators program that includes Xamarin
subscriptions, teaching materials and complimentary Xamarin Test Cloud hours.
The program is open to instructors currently teaching courses related to mobile
Further information about the Xamarin for Students and Xamarin for Educators
can be found on the company's site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].