SAN FRANCISCO–Xamarin today announced a relationship with Oracle that helps enterprises quickly implement high-quality mobile apps and gain a competitive advantage. The Xamarin SDK for Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, available today, allows enterprises to create scalable mobile solutions for iOS, Android, and Windows, with secure data integration and management. This new SDK, together with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, a next generation mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS), represents a major transformation in making enterprise mobility simple and easy.

Successful enterprise mobile apps require a consumer-grade, native frontend and an enterprise-grade secure, connected backend. The combination of the Xamarin Platform with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service makes this possible. Enterprises can create fully native, high-performance iOS, Android and Windows apps in shared code with Xamarin. With just a few lines of code, developers can connect their Xamarin apps to the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service for robust backend access, including enterprise security, push notifications, authentication, backend integrations, data storage, diagnostics and analytics.

Enterprises can then continuously test and monitor their apps to help ensure quality, performance and rapid iteration through a combination of Xamarin Test Cloud, Xamarin Insights, and Oracle Mobile Cloud Service’s analytics capabilities. This produces apps with the high-quality user experience that is expected, securely connected to enterprise data sources with high scalability for future growth.

“Enterprises in every industry are using mobile to transform their internal business processes, and their relationships with their customers,” says Nat Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Xamarin. “Through our collaboration with Oracle, significantly more companies can create high-performance, native mobile apps and easily connect them to their backend systems.”

By 2017, Gartner predicts that mobile apps will be downloaded more than 268 billion times, and that mobile users will provide personalized data streams to more than 100 apps and services every day. Xamarin and Oracle help businesses take advantage of this massive opportunity by providing end customers and their employees with an integrated end-to-end mobile solution including a fully native frontend, and a secure and complete enterprise-grade mobile backend.

“With Oracle’s leadership in integration and Xamarin’s success in mobile application development, millions of C# developers can now easily integrate mobile applications with enterprise systems by using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service,” says Chris Tonas, Vice President Mobility and Development Tools, Oracle. “Together, we accelerate mobile success for our joint customers.”