With the introduction of an emulator for Android and Universal Windows apps, Visual Studio 2015 makes building cross-platform native apps for iOS, Android and Windows devices easier than ever. In addition, you can install Xamarin and its prerequisites with Visual Studio 2015, which is all you need to get started with native, cross-platform mobile development in C#. The free developer tier, Xamarin Starter Edition, works with Visual Studio, giving everyone the opportunity to use the platform.
To make Xamarin development even more productive, Telerik offers UI for Xamarin, a collection of UI components and functionality that complement the default controls found in the platform. The components handle many non-trivial scenarios out-of-the-box, helping developers implement polished UI with native-quality performance in their apps while shortening time to market.