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iOS

Dhruv Patel
Dhruv Patel
8,287 Points

iOS/OS X development IDE for Windows

I've always been more attached to Windows because it gives me a better experience overall than Mac but I've always wanted to develop apps for iOS. As of now I only have a Windows computer and am trying to find IDE's in place of XCode which will allow me to develop iOS apps. Can anyone suggest a few that might work?

1 Answer

Jason Anders
MOD
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,753 Points

Hey Dhruv,

The short answer... there isn't one. iOS apps can only be done with iOS software.

I have seen and read in the forums that there are some ways of installing a type of 'virtual mac' on a windows machine, but I'm not sure. I've only ever used Apple, so I never really paid attention to those posts other than a quick glance. I'm sure if you use the search bar in the forum using (for example) "Xcode on windows" you should be able to find some of those posts to help you.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. I hope you are able to find a solution. :)

Dhruv Patel
Dhruv Patel
8,287 Points

Thanks for letting me know in advance.