What tools can I develop iOS apps with? ...

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by cmeisenzahl, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

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    Been a developer/tester for years, but have never looked into iOS as a platform for development.

    What tools are available for iOS development? Both payware and/or free/open-source?

    Can iOS apps be developed in Windows?

    Thanks very much in advance,

    Chris
     
  2. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    You can get xcode for mac. I don't know about windows though
     
  3. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    The most solid answer is Xcode from Apple. When you want to sell via official app store you get it with you membership in develop program. C/C++ and mainly ObjectiveC

    There are some 3rd party code generator around; but no experience from my side with those.

    No windows with Xcode; Mac only
     
  4. cmeisenzahl thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. andyvp macrumors member

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    I have started to dip my toes in the web app water.
    There are many options but if you have some html/css/js under your belt (i don't) it helps a lot.

    I signed up for Application Craft www.applicationcraft.com
    They have a very nice service as you write the app the code is live viewable on your phone and for general distribution. neat stuff.
    They also integrate with Phone Gap so the code can be used for app store distribution to all of the mobile OSs.
     

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