Android support apps with C# and .NET
The Android operating system captures 50% of mobile market. The Android developers use primarily Java and Google-based Java libraries. While this sounds like a multi-platform strategy, the reality is a bit different:
• Android does not use established Java standards, i.e. Java SE and ME.
• Popularity of Java among the developers is decreasing significantly over time. Instead, the most popular programming language is with no doubts C (C, C++, C# and objective C).
Novell announced the awaited release of their Mono for Android. Mono is a tool that enables mobile programmers to use C# and Microsoft Visual Studio to create .NET based applications that run on Android phones and tablets.
This can save a lot of time and money since the developers can share common code for multiple platforms including Android, iOS (using MonoTouch), Windows Phone 7, Windows desktops and Windows server.