If you’re an iOS developer, then Microsoft’s Xamarin just allowed one to develop your iOS applications in C# by using tools like Xamarin.iOS for Visual Studio.

As yet, though, you still needed a Mac to create and examine your apps. As the company presented today, that’s not essential anymore. With the new Xamarin Live Player, it is possible to deploy, run, test and debug iOS apps straight from a Windows PC that operates Visual Studio.

With this, Microsoft is shutting the loop for the majority of developers and it is getting a step nearer to its goal of positioning Windows 10 since the preferred operating system for cross-platform development.

Make it possible for this new functionality, developers need to install the Xamarin Live Player app to their iOS device and then pair it with their PC by scanning a QR code on the screen. Because this is completely supported by Virtual Studio, you also get access to most of the usual functionality you would expect in your IDE.

It is possible to, for instance, make live edits to your code even though it is running and immediately see the results of a colour change, for example, on your phone.

Microsoft informs us so it talked to Apple about that functionality and therefore it offers its rival’s blessing and that the Live Player application conforms along with of Apple’s usual rules.