Xamarin and Microsoft Announce Global Collaboration

Microsoft and Xamarin Partner Globally to Enable Microsoft Developers to
Develop Native iOS and Android Apps With C# and Visual Studio

Xamarin supports 100 percent of both iOS and Android APIs—anything that can be done in Objective-C or Java can be done in C# with Xamarin.

A technical collaboration to better integrate Xamarin technology with Microsoft developer tools and services.
Aligned with this goal, Xamarin is a SimShip partner for Visual Studio 201

“With Xamarin, developers combine all of the productivity benefits of C#, Visual Studio 2013 and Windows Azure with the flexibility to quickly build for multiple device targets.”

And my personal take on this right now: after using phonegap (or phonecrap) i think these alternatives are very compelling. along with QT (http://qt.digia.com/P…/Benefits/Qt-for-Mobile-Development/) this could be a new and better direction with non of the HTML crap that is not (currently) working well enough as native apps