At the moment we are evaluating possibilities for cross platform (mobile) development. One of the possible choices is the Xamarin SDK (AppStudio being the other). Our problem is that besides the presentation at DevSummit there is no news regarding Xamarin. As we are a .Net shop, Xamarin would fit perfectly into our skill set but the silence surrounding it leaves us doubtful if esri is committed to it.
Is there anybody who could talk about the current situation regarding Xamarin? Our last information is that there's supposed to be a beta in july this year - is that still coming or do we have to wait?
I was directed here from the AppStudio beta forums because apparently some of the devs on the .Net Runtime team are also working on Xamarin, maybe one of them could shed some light on this issue.
We are actively working on the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Xamarin for release with the next generation of Runtime products (Quartz release). Keep an eye on this blog post for additional details: ArcGIS Runtime and Xamarin – Part 2 | ArcGIS Blog
Thanks for the update. I do have to be honest and say it has been very disappointing waiting on this. I believe last March the planned beta release was in June.
As per your suggestion,
"If possible, I recommend waiting until we officially release an ArcGIS Runtime product that supports Xamarin."
If the delay is because of the desire to support Xamarin Forms perhaps you can rethink that decision. Having an API to start working against is far more important than that additional support.