October 12, 2011

MonoTouch 5, with iOS 5 support

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Take advantage of iOS 5 APIs with MonoTouch 5. Right on time.

In addition to providing direct access to the thousands of improved APIs in UIKit, MonoTouch 5 now supports all of the new frameworks that ship with iOS 5. Here are a few of our favorites.

To learn more, check out our introduction to using iOS 5 features with MonoTouch. The detailed API updates lists the updates that we have done since MonoTouch 4.2. You can also review our API documentation online.

iCloud

With iCloud you can access cloud storage to upload user files and automatically sync them, wirelessly, between other computers and devices.



Twitter Integration

Take advantage of easy Twitter access, URL shortening, photo uploads, geolocation, and more, all with a simple and easy to use API.



AirPlay

Stream audio, video and photos from iOS devices directly to an HDTV (via Apple TV) or take advantage of encrypted streams using HTTP Live Streaming.



Bluetooth

Using the MonoTouch Bluetooth APIs you can easily access and communicate with external Bluetooth hardware devices and accessories.



Newsstand

Use MonoTouch to interact with the new home screen folder Newsstand to publish and update magazines and newspaper subscriptions. Best of all, handle updates in the background without interrupting the user.



Core Image

The new Core Image API allows access to many built-in features such as applying effects to photos and videos, auto-enhance, reduce red-eye, and facial recognition.

No need to wait! Get started creating amazing iOS 5 ready apps today by downloading a MonoTouch trial!

If you already have MonoTouch, simply launch MonoDevelop and you will be prompted to update – it’s that easy!

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