How to download Xcode on my iPad?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Forzalex, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Forzalex macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2012
    See this is my problem. I have not worked out how to download Xcode on my iPad! I realise that this bodes ill for my attempts at programming but if someone could point me in the right direction I would be hugely grateful.
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    Xcode doesn't run on an iPad. It only runs on a Mac, with an OS X version of Lion 10.7 or later.

    You can't download things to your iPad unless they will actually run on the iPad. Since Xcode doesn't run on iPad, you can't download it to one.
  3. ytk macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2010
    Bite your tongue. The thought of Apple porting Xcode to the iPad is… horrifying. And yet, I feel it's probably coming.

    (All of you out there who have been watching the Mac die a slow death as Apple becomes iOS, Inc. know what I'm talking about.)
  4. macman7002 macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    While Xcode is not available for the iPad, there are several text editors for writing and editing code that are. My favorite happens to be the Textastic app. It's available for iPad and iPhone, and it's worth a look.
  5. larswik macrumors 68000

    Sep 8, 2006
    Bite your tongue - The day I have to do everything on ios, ipad like, I will leave technology behind and grow corn far away from computers.
  6. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    There is, however, a C Interpreter App that you could theoretically use to test bits of code. Since it cannot install compiled code, Apple has allowed it on the app store.
  7. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Hmmm... very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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