Today, we’re pleased to announce delivery of the most requested feature of our .NET community: Realm Mobile Database for Universal Windows Platform (UWP). UWP support is a major piece in the Microsoft puzzle for Realm—we’ve long had full support for Xamarin, a few months ago we added Win32 support, and a few weeks ago we joined the Azure Marketplace, enabling anyone to get started with the Realm Platform with just a few clicks. All of this has helped make .NET the fastest growing community of Realm developers over the last two quarters.
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Realm for UWP means you can use Realm’s world-class object database to build apps for the 400 million mobile, PC, and Xbox devices powered by Windows 10—so you can now use Realm on virtually any modern Windows platform, including the Surface family of devices. For Xamarin developers, UWP support means that Realm now supports all platforms using Xamarin.Forms (Android, iOS, and now, UWP). With Realm and Xamarin.Forms, you can use a single codebase to build apps for all major mobile platforms.
With the addition of UWP, Realm now supports .NET developers across all popular mobile platforms—iOS, Android, and Windows 10—allowing people to use a single persistence and ViewModel layer across all of them. The strength of the Realm .NET community combined with the mobile innovation we see coming out of Microsoft encourages us to continue investing in growing our .NET offerings. We’re excited to share new and exciting tools for the .NET community of developers and we can’t wait to see what you’ll build. It’s as easy as jumping into the documentation.