Belated congratulations to the MonoTouch team: MonoTouch went live last week with version 1.0 while I was away from my MacBook on work-related travel. I didn’t even get a chance to download and build my apps with RC2. From the freshly updated MonoTouch website:

MonoTouch allows developers to create C# and .NET based applications that run on Apple’s iPhone and Apple’s iPod Touch devices, while taking advantage of the iPhone APIs and reusing both code and libraries that have been built for .NET, as well as existing skills.

My Google alert for “monotouch iphone” went wild. Congratulations also to the MonoTouch team for getting a lot of good publicity from blogs and other sites.

If you’re skeptical about developing iPhone apps with C# or are not yet ready to pay for a commercial license, take a look at the trial offer.