Using iPhone apps in Mac OS X ...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mgpg89, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    Is it possible to use an iPhone app in Mac OS X?
    If so, how?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    They don't even use the same processor or firmware, so how would it work? There might be an iPhone hardware emulator that developers use, but this isn't what you seem to be looking for.
     
  3. JeffreyM macrumors newbie

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    The simulator compiles your code into an intel compatible binary, the binaries distributed on the app store are ARM binaries... so no, it's not happening.
     
  4. finnschi macrumors 6502

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    To do this you'll need the

    1. source code of the App
    2. The iphone Dev Tools(free I think :confused:) from :apple:
    3. Run the iPhone emulator, and compile the Source code as a intel binary using xCode

    Ps: you have to be on leopard for this to work! :eek:
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Yes, free, but I don't think there are many open-source iPhone apps out there. I'd be interested to check them out if there are some available. I don't know the first thing about iPhone development.
     

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