Xamarin wants to help students learn and expand their development portfolio under their free Xamarin for Students program.
The student program provides access to every tool qualified students need to become a mobile app developer with the ability to create apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
Today's announcement connects the Xamarin Studio software with Microsoft's Visual Studio to enhance those skills and opportunities and now the program includes:
- Support for building, deploying, and debugging iOS, Android, and Windows apps from Visual Studio as well as Xamarin Studio
- Xamarin availability in Microsoft Imagine through the DreamSpark catalog. Students can easily discover Xamarin from the Microsoft DreamSpark portal and get started with their Xamarin subscription quickly
- Xamarin for Educators with Xamarin subscriptions, teaching materials, and complimentary Xamarin Test Cloud hours for instructors currently teaching courses related to mobile development
The Xamarin for Students program began late last year and any student attending a school to a degree or diploma at an eligible college can apply.