Re: It's possible programming in Windows

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nospam, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. nospam

    nospam Guest

    In article <-privat.org>, Pisinho <>
    wrote:

    > Hi,
    > it's possible programmin ios 5 in windows ?
    > I'm a beginning programmer in objective-c and I not sure have a sufficient
    > experience for this before buy a MAC...


    short answer: no, a mac is required.

    long answer: sort of. the sdk was ported to work in visual studio, but
    only parts of it (just compiling). quite a bit does not work, including
    being able to run the simulator to test apps and there's certainly no
    way to load the apps onto a device either. basically, all you can do is
    see if something compiles. this was also a while ago and i don't know
    if anyone bothered to get more recent sdks working. it's kind of stupid
    to bother, since a mac can be had for very little money.
     
    nospam, Jan 3, 2012
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  2. nospam

    nospam Guest

    In article <je3960$k0i$>, Todd Allcock
    <> wrote:

    > > > Hi,
    > > > it's possible programmin ios 5 in windows ?
    > > > I'm a beginning programmer in objective-c and I not sure have a
    > > > sufficient experience for this before buy a MAC...

    > >
    > > short answer: no, a mac is required.
    > >
    > > long answer: sort of. the sdk was ported to work in visual studio, but
    > > only parts of it (just compiling). quite a bit does not work, including
    > > being able to run the simulator to test apps and there's certainly no
    > > way to load the apps onto a device either. basically, all you can do is
    > > see if something compiles. this was also a while ago and i don't know
    > > if anyone bothered to get more recent sdks working. it's kind of stupid
    > > to bother, since a mac can be had for very little money.

    >
    > Longer Answer: there are two popular unofficial SDKs for Windows that I'm
    > aware off that don't require a Mac for anything.


    short commentary to longer answer: the two you mention look like cross
    platform sdks, not the actual ios (or android or whatever else sdk they
    support). that has its advantages and disadvantages. one of the main
    disadvantages is that apps written with cross-platform sdks tend to not
    look like native apps and are usually slower too. sometimes that may
    not matter, but many times it does.
     
    nospam, Jan 5, 2012
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