On November 8th, 2022, Microsoft announced the general availability of their .NET multiplatform framework MAUI for the recently launched .NET 7 major release. MAUI is now supported on both .NET 6 and .NET 7, running on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and Tizen. The open-source MAUI Community Toolkit has also been updated in coordination.
MAUI is an acronym that stands for Multiplatform Application UI. According to Microsoft, it’s an evolution of Xamarin and Xamarin Forms frameworks, unifying separate target libraries and projects into a single project for multiple devices. Currently, MAUI supports writing applications that run on Android 5+, iOS 11+, macOS 10.15+, Samsung Tizen, Windows 10 version 1809+, or Windows 11.