writing xcode apps on my ipad

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by larswik, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. larswik macrumors 68000

    Sep 8, 2006
    I have no clue here so I thought I would toss it out. Is there an app that can run on an iPad when I get one that will allow me to use xcode or a simple version of xcode to write ipad/iphone apps on my iPad?

  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    No. Unless you mean something like using VNC to remote control your Mac.
  3. larswik thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 8, 2006
    That's a bummer. Woulb be nice to have the programing book and just the iPad to work with while on the road.

  4. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2008
    This topic has come up before. It might be possible to have your source files on the iPad and edit them but there's little likelihood of having gcc present to check syntax. In theory Apple could do this if they wanted but I doubt that they would.
  5. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    I've done it, using VNC and RDP apps. Sort of usable, but the current Xcode UI really needs a larger display. If you know how to develop using the command-line, SSH-ing into a Mac actually works better. You can use iDisk or something like DropBox to have your source code files accesible from both the iPad and the Mac.

    A touch-centered UI that runs Xcode remotely via AppleScript or some other protocol sent over the net might be the way to go.

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