This is fantastic news, but what does it mean for Xamarin Forms? The starter edition does not support Xamarin Forms. Only Indie and above support it. One would expect that the support for Visual Studio Community will also be available for the Indie edition, but there has been no confirmation of this. It wouldn’t really make any sense to only support it with the free edition.
If this support is to be extended to the Indie edition then Xamarin Forms developers will no longer need to purchase the costly $999 Business edition or be confined to using Xamarin Studio. That said, there are ways around this which I will share with you in my next post, but it would be nice not to resort to workarounds and have the option to work exclusively in Visual Studio.