7 Replies - 3691 Views - Last Post: 04 August 2009 - 10:49 AM

#1 Core  Icon User is offline

  • using System.Linq;
  • member icon

Reputation: 774
  • View blog
  • Posts: 5,097
  • Joined: 08-December 08

.NET on the iPhone - MonoTouch

Post icon  Posted 03 August 2009 - 01:41 PM

The Mono Project announced that it intends to allow iPhone developers to create apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch by using the Mono Framework. This started the MonoTouch project.

MonoTouch will allow developers to create applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch by using C# and .NET libraries. Since there is no chance to use JIT (Just-In-Time) compilation on the iPhone (a limitation on the kernel level), the developers from Mono decided to use AOT (Ahead-Of-Time) compilation to run .NET application natively (which are translated directly in native code). This will offer a full-featured solution to deploy applications for the Apple's AppStore.

MonoTouch can be used with XCode or MonoDevelop. Still, a Mac and a copy of iPhone SDK is required for MonoTouch to work. The programmer should also be a Apple Registered Developer to deploy applications on the devices.

MonoTouch was tested with the iPhone OS 3.0 only.

For the list of limitations, please visit this page.

Is This A Good Question/Topic? 1

Replies To: .NET on the iPhone - MonoTouch

#2 xCraftyx  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Regular
  • member icon

Reputation: 11
  • View blog
  • Posts: 258
  • Joined: 13-September 08

Re: .NET on the iPhone - MonoTouch

Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:55 PM

I'll be interested to see if this is successful; i highly doubt it. I'm an iPhone developer and Objective-C (the main language for development in the iPhone/iPod Touch) has a massive library on the iPhone with Cocoa Touch and Foundation and everything. Unless Apple helps out the project i don't think the Mono developers will be able to integrate C# and have it be successful.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#3 crazyjugglerdrummer  Icon User is offline

  • GAME OVER. NERD WINS.
  • member icon

Reputation: 119
  • View blog
  • Posts: 690
  • Joined: 07-January 09

Re: .NET on the iPhone - MonoTouch

Posted 03 August 2009 - 05:43 PM

Quote

Unless Apple helps out the project i don't think the Mono developers will be able to integrate C# and have it be successful.


probably NOT going to happen :D
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#4 xCraftyx  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Regular
  • member icon

Reputation: 11
  • View blog
  • Posts: 258
  • Joined: 13-September 08

Re: .NET on the iPhone - MonoTouch

Posted 03 August 2009 - 06:11 PM

View Postcrazyjugglerdrummer, on 3 Aug, 2009 - 04:43 PM, said:

Quote

Unless Apple helps out the project i don't think the Mono developers will be able to integrate C# and have it be successful.


probably NOT going to happen :D

Exactly my point :P
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#5 RudiVisser  Icon User is offline

  • .. does not guess solutions
  • member icon

Reputation: 1002
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,562
  • Joined: 05-June 09

Re: .NET on the iPhone - MonoTouch

Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:30 AM

Well they implemented C# on linux and Mac already, why would this be any different just because they have more libraries available to them (= easier)?
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#6 born2c0de  Icon User is offline

  • printf("I'm a %XR",195936478);
  • member icon

Reputation: 180
  • View blog
  • Posts: 4,667
  • Joined: 26-November 04

Re: .NET on the iPhone - MonoTouch

Posted 04 August 2009 - 04:01 AM

I've used Net60 (.NET Compact Framework for Symbian Series 60 platform) before and it's great.
It'll be really cool if they manage to bring .NET to the iPhone as well.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#7 Core  Icon User is offline

  • using System.Linq;
  • member icon

Reputation: 774
  • View blog
  • Posts: 5,097
  • Joined: 08-December 08

Re: .NET on the iPhone - MonoTouch

Posted 04 August 2009 - 04:41 AM

Considering the fact that MonoTouch will still be a wrapper of the iPhone API, I don't think that Apple will have anything against the framework.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#8 markhazlett9  Icon User is offline

  • Coding is a lifestyle
  • member icon

Reputation: 60
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,666
  • Joined: 12-July 08

Re: .NET on the iPhone - MonoTouch

Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:49 AM

View PostCore, on 4 Aug, 2009 - 03:41 AM, said:

Considering the fact that MonoTouch will still be a wrapper of the iPhone API, I don't think that Apple will have anything against the framework.



Agreed, especially since you still need a mac to develop it :P
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

Page 1 of 1