With recent updates to Xamarin Studio and the introduction of very affordable $25 per month Xamarin Indie subscriptions, more developers than ever are finding out just how fast, easy, and fun mobile development with Xamarin Studio can be.

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In this contest, we’re asking developers to help fellow developers discover all of the amazing features that Xamarin Studio has to offer. Maybe your friends online don’t know about the integrated Xamarin Designer for iOS and Android, source code analysis, or universal search and code navigation features Xamarin Studio includes. Or perhaps you haven’t had a chance to try out some of the key enhancements we recently introduced, including side-by-side editing and NuGet integration, and were looking for an excuse to take a deep dive yourself.

How To Enter:

It is simple to enter, just give mobile development a try in Xamarin Studio and write a blog post about your favorite features of Xamarin Studio. Then enter the contest by sharing your post on Twitter or Google+ with the hashtag #XamarinStudio.

The more details and screenshots you can share the better. Here is an example where Xamarin’s own James Montemagno blogged about his top 3 features, but we want to know what yours are.

Prizes:

Grand Prize: 6-Month Xamarin Indie Subscription for iOS and Android
All Valid Entries: Exclusive Xamarin Swag Bag

You can get started using Xamarin Studio for iOS and Android development with a free 30 day trial, and when you are ready to ship your app you can upgrade to a monthly subscription to Xamarin Indie for just $25 a month.

All submissions must be made by August 18th at 8am EDT. A valid entry consists of a Tweet or public Google+ post with #XamarinStudio and link to your blog post containing original content. Contestants should follow @XamarinHQ to enable us to DM you for private follow-up. There is no purchase necessary to enter the Favorite Xamarin Studio Feature contest.