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iOS

Brandon Thomas
Brandon Thomas
6,229 Points

Building iOS apps on windows.

Hi,

Is it possible to build these apps on the windows platform without too many issues.

Thanks.

8 Answers

Short answer: No

It is possible with Virtual Machines, I believe this is illegal though.

Easiest solution, buy a mac mini, or a used Mac on eBay.

Source: Personal experience.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

James Thomas - There's an app for that check out MacinCloud

They describe their service as:

MacinCloud is a remote Mac rental service. PC, older Mac and Mobile users can use our service to access rented, Apple Manufactured Mac servers through the Internet.

That is awesome!

Ernest, I didn't even know Mac mini exist. Thanks

J V Mac Mini's are great... just make sure, if buying used you get >= Jul 2011 for the greatest OS upgrade potential... and anything with "Apple Care" is a BIG bonus.

Gordon Jiroux James Barnett Ernest Grzybowski Do you think the 2.5GHz Mac mini is powerful enough to run xcode at normal speed and save projects?

I recently bought the cheapest Mac Mini on Amazon and it runs everything just fine.

J V you'd be perfectly fine with a 2.5... Mac Mini's are "Desktops" in "Laptop" Form Factor, like "Shuttle PCs"... Though it's not entirely accurate, you can think of them as stationary Mac Books, or iMacs without built-in monitors. They are not Mac Pros, but they will certainly run xcode very well... i would tend to lean toward mac-mini models that are greater than or equal to a July, 2011 model, as the hardware will give you greater flexibility. Keep in mind that Mac Minis require an external Monitor, keyboard, and mouse or pad. You can get a new mini for $599 USD, and I see >= 7/2011 on CraigsList for $175 to $250 all the time... One other note... Newer models do not have a built-in CD/DVD drive, though they're not really necessary with nearly everything being digital download.

Great, thanks guys. Do you think I can use Mac OS X 10.5.8 imac as a screen display?