ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android Bindings for Mono for Android

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07-17-2012 06:43 AM
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PlamenIvanov1
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MonoTouch and Mono for Android are very popular amongst .NET developers which want to build applications for iOS and/or Android devices. By providing managed bindings for ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android and ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS, ESRI will give .NET developers easy way to incorporate ArcGIS technology in their Android/iOS applications. For a .NET-oriented companies this will greatly reduce costs to release Android/iOS versions of their ArcGIS smartphone applications. I think that ESRI should provide these bindings (and not Xamarin) because new versions of bindings must be released when new versions of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android and/or ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS are released. Regards Plamen

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DimitarKolev
Sharing a code base in C# .NET between iOS and Android Mobile applications is a big saver for C# Developers. I hope ESRI provides some support there.
EvgeniaSarafova
Go for it!
StefanChapkanski
Cool!
EricKirk
This idea should be combined with the following others:
 
 
KhaledEl_Shazly
This is very usefull
ChristianFluri
Using one SDK for map solotions in Xamarin would dramatically increase the installed maps on mobiles. 
dotMorten_esri
Bindings can already be created today with the Xamarin tooling: https://community.esri.com/message/88773#88773

Support for Xamarin (not bindings - a full-blown proper SDK) has also been announced for the 2015 roadmap: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2014/12/03/arcgis-runtime-and-xamarin-part-2/