We have managed on our macbook to install xamarin studio (and the visual studio 2013 plugin) on the windows 8.1 box – running under a hypervisor – and the mac. On the mac, we built and deployed both IOS and Android apps, that deployed to real devices. Similarly, on the PC, we used the android build of Xamarin studio to deploy a demo to our kindle device.
Now, we turn to the visual studio integration of xamarin features, already configured to talk to the MAC’s Xcode server via the xamarin build host. (The visual studio plugin also wraps the android tools, too, build and deployed from Windows itself.)
From this setup, we can also build and deploy a webview app on our iphone and on the iphone simulator executed on the MAC.