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What software to use to build a schedule sort of app on ios?

Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:14 PM

Hey guys I want to know what type of software to use if I want to build a schedule app. I don't have a mac so I can't use Xcode I was thinking Visual studio with Xamarin, the closest thing I can think of.
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Re: What software to use to build a schedule sort of app on ios?

Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:21 PM

Yes, Xamarin would work but you would still need a mac (real or VM) to compile it for the finished product.
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Re: What software to use to build a schedule sort of app on ios?

Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:37 PM

Oh farout you gotta be kidding me, well success doesn't come cheap I guess lol. Oh yeah the vmware apparently Apple's term of service says you can't use their OS on a virtual machine?

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Re: What software to use to build a schedule sort of app on ios?

Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:22 PM

I haven't looked into it that far. I figured there would be a cloud machine to use. Neeeeeeeever mind.
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Re: What software to use to build a schedule sort of app on ios?

Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:10 AM

View PostDialupp, on 21 April 2017 - 06:37 PM, said:

Oh farout you gotta be kidding me, well success doesn't come cheap I guess lol. Oh yeah the vmware apparently Apple's term of service says you can't use their OS on a virtual machine?


I'm not saying you *should* do that... But I can tell you it *does* work. I have a dual-screen laptop that I use when I'm on the road. Its really nice to have the VMware mac running on the PC. I put the VMware mac on the lower monitor and Visual Studio on the upper.

At work I have a Mac Mini as the Mac build host. At home a Mac Book Pro.

You can also use MacInCloud as a network mac. Keep in mind that 90% of your work should be in the PCL layer and not require the mac until you actually build a mac app. You can do 90%+ using a cheap Android tablet from Sam's club for $50. Then once a month spend a few bucks for the internet based Mac.
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Re: What software to use to build a schedule sort of app on ios?

Posted 23 April 2017 - 04:15 PM

Oh yeah I know what you mean :P Yeah its my best option unless I wanna spend over 1.5k on a decent MacBook.
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Re: What software to use to build a schedule sort of app on ios?

Posted 23 April 2017 - 04:27 PM

I believe the mac minis are cheaper by half.
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Re: What software to use to build a schedule sort of app on ios?

Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:19 PM

Ah ok cheers.
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Re: What software to use to build a schedule sort of app on ios?

Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:54 AM

Or there are things like this: rent-a-mac
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