MonoTouch 1.0 released for iPhone developers
Novell have announced the release of MonoTouch 1.0, based on the open source Mono, as proprietary software. MonoTouch allows developers to write iPhone applications using Mono and C#, allowing .NET developers to reuse their code and skills on the iPhone platform. The software requires a Mac, the iPhone SDK from Apple and, to test and deploy applications, the developer is required to join the Apple iPhone Developer Program.
MonoTouch is being sold for $399 for the "personal edition", $999 for the enterprise edition and $3,999 for the "5 developer enterprise edition" from the MonoTouch store. It is unclear whether Novell will get much take-up for the commercial offering; Apple already include the XCode development environment and tools as part of the freely available iPhone SDK (based around the Objective-C language). MonoTouch is the first proprietary branch of the open source Mono code.
- Mono coming to the iPhone, a report from The H