In the past few weeks since we released Xamarin 3, the response from the community has been amazing, both around Xamarin 3 and Xamarin.Forms, and especially from our “Build Your First Xamarin.Forms App” contest.

After pouring through tons of great entries, it was tough to pick just one winner. Congratulations to Pete Miller for taking 1st for his entry AppyLinks! We will see you in a few months at Xamarin Evolve 2014, where you can hear from some of the industry leaders and experts in mobile development.

Coming in as a close second was Egor Bogatov’s CrossChat, a cross-platform chat application for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. We know you’ll enjoy listening to your favorite music on Rdio for free for a year, no matter what device you carry.

CrossChat is a cross-platform chat client built with Xamarin.Forms.

Thank you to everyone who participated! We are blessed to have such a strong community around Xamarin. To show our thanks, everyone who submitted a valid entry to the contest will be receiving a monkey! If you didn’t manage to get an entry submitted this time, no worries; keep an eye on the Xamarin Blog for future contest announcements!