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Windows Developer to iOS Developer

Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:15 AM

I have a Windows desktop application written in C# with .NET.

My boss wants a mobile version of the app, written for both iOS and Android.

I have to put together a list of what I am going to need to get this done. Here is what I have deduced from my research:

1. $99 to join the Apple Developer's Network (for the SDK and XCode)

2. Either a MAC mini, or Xamarin at minimum.

Is that all I need, moneywise? Are we better off just investing in a mini, since Xamarin is $299/year anyway?

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Re: Windows Developer to iOS Developer

Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:23 AM

I am rolling with Xamarin right now for about the same reasons. Nexus 7 for the Android dev, an iPad and iPhone for OSX.

With Xamarin you need to really push to keep as much business logic in the common project and the android/osx projects dealing with hooking up the UI.

As for which way to go (mMini or Xamarin) it depends on how much time you can invest for learning OSX and Android, and how many apps you plan on making..

We ended up going Xamarin because of the VS integration which means TFS storage, and the back end code can be maintained by most of the team with only a few who really care/need to know the UI hookups.


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You must register to be able to distribute your products through Google Play. There is a one time $25 registration fee charged for a Google Play Developer Console account. We charge this fee to encourage higher quality products on Google Play (ie. less products with SPAM).

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iOS Developer Program

Individual
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For an individual developer who will be creating iOS apps for distribution on the App Store.
iOS Developer Program

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$99 / Year

For a company with a development team who will be creating iOS apps for distribution on the App Store

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Re: Windows Developer to iOS Developer

Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:09 AM

I'm bumping this because the boss has asked me to give Xamarin a serious evaluation.

modi, or anyone else who has used Xamarin, what's the learning curve like?
How much, if any, clean up do you have to do after converting your app to iOS?
Would you recommend this tool?
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Re: Windows Developer to iOS Developer

Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:24 AM

Answered on the other thread.
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