We are excited by the progress made by Xamarin in offering a solid choice for building cross-platform mobile apps. It supports C# and F# as the primary languages with bindings to platform specific SDKs and the Mono runtime environment that works across iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Applications are compiled to native code giving apps a more native look and feel. When using this toolset, it is imperative that the platform specific UI tier be separated from the rest of the tiers to ensure code reuse across different platforms. The recent open-sourcing of the .NET platform should be beneficial for Xamarin both in allowing access to a broader set of .NET tooling and also making development easier on other operating systems.