Microsoft recently announced that it will be holding an afterparty at WWDC this year, taking place next week on Monday, June 13 following Apple's State of the Union keynote (via WinBeta). In partnership with its software-focused company Xamarin, Microsoft's party is centered around "The Future of Apps," and is confirmed to last from 5 PM to 8:30 PM PDT, located in Twitter's headquarters near the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

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Any iOS and OS X developer is welcome to attend Microsoft's party, even if you aren't directly attending WWDC, and the company is also giving anyone who checks in a chance to win either an Apple Watch Sport or Xbox One every hour. Microsoft hopes to discuss the latest iOS apps and updates created by the company at the event -- everything from Outlook to Excel and SwiftKey apps for iPhone and iPad devices -- including their future on the platform.

Likewise, Xamarin's inclusion in the afterparty will generate some talk surrounding its Test Cloud platform, which lets developers run and test every feature of their apps "on more than a thousand devices," without having to worry about inconsistencies fragmenting data due to different smartphone designs and OS interfaces. The company's tools in the past have helped developers design apps for iOS, Android, and Windows platforms.

Xamarin Test Cloud lets teams test every feature on more than a thousand devices and on every commit. Catching bugs before release shortens development cycles and allows more time for innovation. We'll also be offering exclusive one-on-one time with a Xamarin Test Cloud Engineer to walk you through the best way to automate testing on your apps.

Any developer interested in attending Microsoft and Xamarin's WWDC afterparty can RSVP to the event here.

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chrono1081 Avatar
67 months ago
Oh goodie. Management will be buzzing in my ear about Xamarin again. They forget they hired me to re-write Phonegap and Xamarin apps because just like every other "build once, deploy everywhere" solution they fall short.
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captain cadet Avatar
67 months ago
Looking at the calander of WWDC, this clashes one of apples parties... I wonder where people would go?
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CFreymarc Avatar
67 months ago
Oh goodie. Management will be buzzing in my ear about Xamarin again. They forget they hired me to re-write Phonegap and Xamarin apps because just like every other "build once, deploy everywhere" solution they fall short.
Any multi-platform IDE works to the common denominator of the platforms. Many unique features of each platform is left out of deployments. There is no free lunch.
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GenesisST Avatar
67 months ago
Oh goodie. Management will be buzzing in my ear about Xamarin again. They forget they hired me to re-write Phonegap and Xamarin apps because just like every other "build once, deploy everywhere" solution they fall short.
Thanks! I'm supposed to look into Xamarin and QT for our own applications, but with lack of time, have been pushing it off.

Mind you, we did write lots of C++ libraries to leverage logic once and build the UI on top of that.
Well, maybe not the older apps, but our newer apps, yes.

Although, **** you JNI!
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Kajje Avatar
67 months ago
Microsoft and Xamarin Plan WWDC Afterparty to Discuss Development of iOS Apps
In my world we discuss first and then party. And get drunk. The only possible discussion during the party is who pays the next round or who becomes the wingman. The afterparty is happening when the first party ends.
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magicsoft Avatar
67 months ago
The problem with Xamarin for Visual Studio is that you can't even do a build without having a Mac hooked up for a build server. So you can't play around with the simulator to see if you can do something that's worth buying a Mac without buying a Mac to use the simulator. That's a bad catch-22.
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