We are excited to share the news of extension in Aspose.Words product family. The news is also of excitement for application developers who would love to incorporate Word document processing functionalities in their native iOS applications via Xamarin.

Aspose, a file formats API provider, has decided to add Xamarin.iOS to the Aspose.Words’ platforms that they support. The name of this product will be Aspose.Words for iOS via Xamarin. This new Aspose.Words for iOS via Xamarin API will be released at the start of next month. This new product is all about bringing stunning features of Aspose.Words for .NET to the Xamarin.iOS platform that makes it possible to do native iOS development in C#, with either Visual Studio or Xamarin Studio, or you can even use Visual Studio for Mac.

Aspose.Words for iOS via Xamarin API will make it possible for native iOS developers to open, convert, manipulate, and combine Microsoft Word and other popular word processing file formats from within their native iOS applications.

iOS developers will be able to offer their users high-fidelity file conversions to and from DOC, OOXML, RTF, WordprocessingML, HTML, MHTML, TXT, and OpenDocument formats. Full programmatic access through a rich API to all Word document elements and formatting allows us to create, modify, extract, copy, split, join, and replace document content. iOS developers will be able to convert whole documents or pages to PDF or XPS inside their native iOS apps. All with high fidelity - exactly like Microsoft Word® would have done it. iOS developers will be able to easily generate documents or reports from scratch or by filling templates with data from data sources or business objects.

Developers, who used Aspose.Words for .NET in their projects before will find the names and behavior of many classes, methods, and properties familiar in this new Aspose.Words for iOS via Xamarin API. I would also like to mention that Aspose.Words for .NET is a highly trusted API and native iOS developers will get the same feeling in the new Aspose.Words for iOS via Xamarin API. Although, it has a few limitations at the moment but Aspose’s ultimate goal is to port all features of Aspose.Words for .NET to Aspose.Words for iOS via Xamarin API. Aspose also ensures that the learning curve is minimal because they borrow best practices from the Xamarin Design Guidelines and provide a balance of easy usage vs detailed document element manipulation.

About Aspose

Aspose provides .NET, Java, Android, iOS, SharePoint, Reporting Services, and Cloud-based APIs for document generation, conversion, and automation. It functions with documents produced with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Portable Document Format and OpenDocument, and also has APIs to handle barcodes, optical character recognition, and email formats and protocols.

We will soon update our valued customers about the release of this new product upon availability for public download. Stay tuned until then!