According to the strategy that the company has envisioned, it is trying hard to move to HTML5 platform instead of the app-centric platform where you need to develop and maintain apps for multiple platforms at the same time.
A not unexpected announced confirmed that Microsoft has acquired Xamarin, reports ArsTechnica. That name won't ring any bells outside of developer circles, suffice to say that this is big news in the right circles.
When Google and Apple set out to create mobile phones, their ecosystems ended up being isolated camps. As consumers, you could either choose between being part of the Android or the iOS ecosystem.