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Discussion in 'iPad Development' started by EDB, Oct 27, 2010.
I have a PC.
I have an iPad.
Must I also purchase a MAC to be able to develop apps for the IPad?
From what I see, no, you can develop for the iPad with a PC. I'll counter your with a
IPad dev on a PC...
Thank you, Hook, for your reply.
Perhaps I'm too much of an iPad newbie to 'get it', but the first thing I did was to download the Xcode...........dmg file to my PC from the Apple dev site.
Of course, my PC doesn't have a clue what to do with a .dmg file.
Is there something I can read to know how to get started on a PC? I don't expect Apple to hold my hand, but they DO make money on the apps...so I'd really like to know what to do.
I should have used a instead of a
If your PC is Intel based and not pure junk as most Windows PC are you can choose to convert it into a Hackintosh. This is not the forum to explain how to do that but a search for Hackintosh will yield what you need to know. It helps speed things along if you have an Nvidia graphics card.
Anyone who plans to program for the iPad should be able to grasp what has to be done. Then set up your Hackintosh to dual boot Windows or the Mac OS. Within a few weeks you will begin to loath the Windows side of your machine as you learn the ins and outs of the Mac OS and the benefits it brings to the table.
Yes you must use a MAC.
#1 yes there are some tools that claim to let you develope apps on PC
#2 yes they still must be compiled on a MAC before submitting to the app store
#3 yes apple can reject your apps for creating them on a PC and not directly in Xcode on a MAC
Just get a MAC Mini, there not that expensive.
What are the monitor options for a mini?
You can use any monitor with the mini. For the price it is a awesome computer not much bigger than 4 DVD cases stacked. I have several installed as Mac servers using OSx 10 server.
I'm sorry I'm late to this party, but I also bought a mac (my first) to develop on the iPad.
No only did I buy a MAC Mini last year to develop with, the make mini has now become my main PC.
My next computer purchase will be a MAC for sure.
I still find some quirks in OS X that I don't like. I was really HOT for the new 13" MacBook Air - until I saw with my own eyes how small a 13" screen really is. In the end I settled on a 15" MacBook Pro.
Anyway, what I don't like about OS X, is made up for by how much I like programming Objective-C.
But WTF is up with not being able to maximize a window or resize a window from anywhere else than the bottom right-hand corner.