Introducing Monocross – A cross-platform MVC pattern for mobile development in .NET/C# and Mono

April 9, 2012 .NET, All, ANDROID, Frameworks, iOS, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile Frameworks, Mobile SDK, Mobile-Development, Mono, OpenSource, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7 2 comments , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I am evaluating different cross platform mobile development solutions. This is just a quick introduction to a framework I came across.

What is cross platform mobile applications?

A mobile application developed in such a way that it will work or run on most of the mobile platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry etc.

What is Monocross?

MonoCross is a refinement of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern for mobile development using .NET, C# and the Mono Framework.

The pattern enables cross-platform portability of business logic and data access code, (Model + Controller), while supporting full, native and/or platform-specific presentation (Views).

Read the MonoCross Roadmap for Platform support.

For more information on using the pattern, see: UsingMonoCross


Source: MonoCross project home

*Available* Download: Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta (Mango)

May 25, 2011 All, General 1 comment , , , , , , , ,

Download the Windows Phone Developer Tools (WPDT) 7.1 Beta and experiment with the latest tools release for Windows Phone. WPDT 7.1 Beta provides the tooling necessary to target the upcoming Windows Phone OS release (codenamed “Mango”) in addition to productivity enhancements such as an app profiler and an improved emulator.

Developers interested in evaluating the beta should install it on a secondary machine. It is recommended that you continue to use the existing WPDT 7.0 tools to develop and test Windows Phone apps that target Marketplace customers running Windows Phone OS 7.0.

and for more resources, please visit  

Read this blog from Windows Phone team as well  Developer News: Beta Mango Tools Available Today , to know about the features. I was listening to the live webcast happened yesterday(announcement webcast video available here), and we have around 500 new features been introduced in Mango release. All the features been demoed yesterday in live cast.

Another interesting link you could try reading would be a previous press release from microsoft about mango.

Andy Lees: Windows Phone ‘Mango’ Press Conference

Download from Microsoft Download Center