is multi-touch macbook needed for iPhone programming

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by wirelessapps, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am new to iPhone programming and looking into buying a Macbook for this purpose. Is the multi-touch Macbook really needed for iPhone programming? Will the multi-touch pad be of any use while testing iPhone applications that have multi-touch features in them. Please advice.

    -M
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    Flowbee

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    if I write a iPhone app which has multi-touch features, how can I test it? Are there ways in iPhone simulator to test multi-touch features without a multi-touch pad on the macbook?
     
  4. macrumors 68000

    ditzy

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    you need an iPhone or iPod touch.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    #5
    or press the alt key
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    That only allows for testing with some gestures (zoom), but not others (triple swipe, hold plus tap, etc.).

    For that, you need an iPod Touch (refurb, used off of ebay, etc.)
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    k, true :D (triple swipe, like it :D)
     

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