By Julie Bort Yahoo Finance
One of the most interesting companies in the exploding enterprise mobile app market is a four-year old startup called Xamarin.
Xamarin’s founders, who are legends in the developer community, created the company after getting suddenly fired from their jobs.
Now Xamarin has scored a big coup with the announcement of a partnership with an unlikely company: Oracle.
As part of the deal, Xamarin is launching a new tool that lets programmers easily host their apps on Oracle Mobile Cloud, a cloud that competes with Amazon Web Services, IBM’s Bluemix and Microsoft Azure.
In exchange, Oracle will be putting its mighty salesforce selling Xamarin’s services to a new segment of developers.
This is a win for both companies, but it might not make Microsoft too happy.