Can I use the ipad to program for the iphone/ipad?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by robbiefarai, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. robbiefarai macrumors newbie

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    Can I use the ipad to program for the iphone/ipad or do I need to have a mac?
     
  2. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

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  3. robbiefarai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Quick response

    Thanks man. This forum is quick. I will enjoy programming for the Iphone and Ipad.
     
  4. iLoveDeveloping macrumors 6502

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    What on earth makes think you could do that??! :rolleyes:

    The iPad is NOT a computer. Thats like asking can i program on an iPhone for an iPhone app...! iPhone and iPad are the same OS.
     
  5. firewood macrumors 604

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    What?! The iPad is certainly a computer, a far more powerful computer than the 68K and early PPC Macs that were typically used for running Apple's MPW workbench and Metrowerks C. Those, sometimes much less powerful computers than an iPhone, allowed programs to be developed on themselves for themselves. In fact an iPad can often do more with just Javascript than a Mac SE/30 could do with native compiled C code.

    However the iPad's UI hasn't (yet) been optimized for software development tools, and App store rules don't (yet) encourage such development.

    However you can use a VNC or RDP app on the iPad to run Xcode remotely on a Mac.
     
  6. robbiefarai thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks firewood for clearing the air on computers being able to create apps for them selves. iLoveDeveloping maybe we could stay positive next time answering peoples questions. One love my bredrin!
     
  7. dejo Moderator

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    Apple has stated, on their devforums, that we should not hold our breath on having Xcode ported to the iPhone OS. So, that approach is out for the foreseeable future.
     
  8. robbiefarai thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. kaydell.leavitt macrumors regular

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    The iPad is a Comuter

    I would say that the iPad *is* a computer. It is a "table computer".
     
  10. dazcox5181 macrumors 6502

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    But I can program on a Mac for a Mac...or a PC for a PC...
     

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