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MonoTouch 1.0 goes live

Sep 17, 2009, 15:32 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Miguel De Icaza)

"Users of Unity3D have published more than 200 applications on the AppStore.

"We debated internally what exactly Mono for the iPhone would be. We considered doing a Windows.Forms port, to bring Compact Framework apps to the iPhone, but that would have required a complete new backend for Windows.Forms and would have required also a "theme" engine to make it look like the iPhone. We discarded this idea early on.

"We decided instead to go with a native binding the iPhone APIs. It would not be a cross platform API and it would tie developers to the iPhone platform, but it would also mean that applications would look and feel native, and developers would get closer to the iPhone."

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