Xamarin 2.0 Announces new Starter and Indie Editions [updated]
As part of today's Xamarin 2.0 announcement, 2 new framework compiler editions have also been released.
1. The FREE Starter Edition allows anyone to get a taste of mobile development in C# by writing small apps which can be deployed to devices and published to app stores.
This edition has a executable size restriction, but is otherwise fully featured.
We have since found out that currently MonoGame and Starter Edition will not work, but we are working with Xamarin to get the MonoGame binaries whitelisted and shipped with a future release. Stay tuned.
2. The new Indie Edition will support the growing ranks of independent mobile application developers and hobbyists with an entry price of only $299.
This edition has NO executable size restriction.
Both work with the new super sexy Xamarin Studio IDE, as seen in the link and screenshot above.
The other awesome news is that if you prefer to use Visual Studio to target iOS, you now can!!!