iPad Windows Development

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  1. okeidesign

    okeidesign iPF Noob

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    Is there any way to develop iPad applications with Windows?
    I have Flash but i can do only for iPhones :( .
     
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    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

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    I'm sorry to say that the answer is most definitely no. You need a Mac and the iPad SDK (software developers' kit) plus some other stuff. None of this is available for the PC.

    Tim
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    It's possible to create iOS apps for the AppStore using windows without doing too much harm. You need to use a portability layer to hide platform-specific details but then in the end you'll have to move the code to a Mac to build the app.

    If your audience for your app are for jailbreakers then you can develop iOS apps on Windows/Linux/Mac/iPhone/iPad/iPod but I don't encourage because if something goes wrong then it's harder to recover.
     
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    Can i buy the Mac Os and install it on a normal PC ?
    @biobunny - Nope , not for jailbreakers , im a Graphic Designer so i just started to learn coding so i will not do much things at beggining.

    I found Mac Os X Snow Leopard on a online shop in my country and is like 39$
    Will it work on a PC?

    PC Specs ( im telling you my pc specs because maybe are incompatibilities ) :

    Processor: Intel core i5 750 3.7 GHz
    Videocard: 2x GTX 275 EVGA Super super clocked
    Memory: 4GB DDR3 1600MHz Team Elite Group


    Best of regards,
    Spinu Alexandru Mihai.
     
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    I should add that this would not be my preferred solution. Instead I'd look around for a used or refurbished Mac Mini, no more than one or two generations old.
     
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    The cheapest mac in my country is 1491 USD . Refurbished will be like 1000 or 1100. So is too expensive.
     
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    Ouch!
     
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    hackingt0shes are illegal I thought. I use a Intel Mac for only 500 (Canadian) dollars, was a dual core, second hand which handles way better compared to second hand PowerPC Macs.
     
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    Hakentoshes violate Apple's EULA for Mac OS X. Whether EULA violations are illegal is a subject of contention. There have been no decisive legal tests (to my knowledge). Violation of the EULA definitely frees Apple of any warrantee or support obligations.

    Even when Apple went after Psystar they did not contest them based on the EULA as everyone, including Psystar, expected. Instead they won based on violations of copyright and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

    Psystar Corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Apple has no history of attacking, or even commenting on individuals who choose to install OS X on personal computers, so long as they are not using illegal/pirated copies of OS X. Companies that do this in an attempt to make a profit are another matter. Apple sees them as both competition and a threat to Apple's brand name, and squashes them ruthlessly.

    This is understandable if you remember that Apple almost bled to death when they allowed clones. Even though they received licensing fees, it wasn't enough to compensate for the loss of sales to cheaper alternatives. It left scars on the company psych, I think. Some fans seem to feel this way too.

    Of course, it didn't help that without Steve at the helm they were not producing anything better than blah designs and ideas themselves.

    Ok, lecture mode off.

    The Hackentosh is a sort of gray area that no one cares about, as long as it is primarily populated by hobbyists.
     
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    All right I use a Mac Intel Core duo but I own a portable HDD running Mac OS X leopard. Don't ask why please. Also I don't mind your lecturing.
     
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    Eh, sometimes I ramble on, over, and beyond the topic. I just call it lecturing to make myself sound important. ;)
     
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    Thanks for helping guys , ill try...
     
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    If you do create an hackingtosh then remember to back up all your data first.
     
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