Cross platform dev platform Xamarin claims it’s raised the largest amount in a single round of funding of any mobile app platform yet, with $54 million, bringing its total funding over three rounds to $82 million.
Xamarin has enjoyed a great deal of success over the last three years offering a platform that lets developers produce native iOS and Android apps using a single shared C# code base. The ability to write an app once and deploy it across multiple mobile eco-systems is of course a huge benefit to developers, and unlike many other platforms, such as PhoneGap, Xamarin doesn’t rely on giving web apps a native wrapper.
This differentiation has seen Xamarin build a community of over 700,000 developers and strike partnerships with Microsoft, Salesforce and Samsung.
Xamarin’s co-founder Nat Friedman said:
“Thousands of companies trust Xamarin with their mission-critical employee, business, and consumer apps as they seek to transform customer relationships and business processes through mobile. This funding enables us to aggressively expand our product portfolio and Xamarin’s market presence around the world, making Xamarin the best choice for building great apps everywhere.”
In an interview with TechCrunch, Friedman added that his company will be pushing forward with new products for developers, looking at the “big opportunities where there isn’t a great existing solution in the market.”
Investors in Xamarin’s latest round of funding include Floodgate, Charles River Ventres and Ignition partners. For more information check out the website.