Xamarin, a mobile app development company and founded by the open source Mono project creators, have partnered with Microsoft to bring support for Windows Azure Mobile Services apps runnding Android and iOS devices. Microsoft is also expected to release an SDK Windows Phone 8. , Android, iOS, and “others”. What it didn’t say is that it would rely on Xamarin and Mono to do it. Xamarin’s new client SDK allows developers to access the data storage and authentication features of Windows Azure Mobile Services from Mono-based applications in the same way they would using Microsoft’s Windows-based SDK. Because Mono is portable to a variety of platforms and Mono apps are written in C#, the same Mobile Services client code will work seamlessly across Android, iOS, and Windows apps. Read the full story here.