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ios application development on windows7

 
dinnu goud
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Hi,I have a windows pc 64-bit with windows 7 os .I am new to ios app development.The major hurdle I am facing is development environment.I have mac os x mountaion lion .iso file.I tried it on vmware workstation 6 but it didn't work.I want to develop ios apps using my current pc.Suggest me good solution.Thanks in advance..
 
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As far as I know, it's illegal to run Mac OS on VMWare, but I may be wrong. So said, times ago I tried to study objective C, but soon I realized that such language
is worth to be used only on a Mac OS system. There's something you may do with gcc support for objective C and COCOA porting, but believe me, there are eons
passing between using Xcode and such "surrogates".
My opinion: if you need working with iOS, you need iOS. No workarounds.
 
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My opinion: if you need working with iOS, you need iOS. No workarounds.

I agree, except that you'd need OS X to run XCode, not iOS. Software development is so resource-intensive that I wouldn't want to do it on a virtual machine.
 
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thanks for your reply ulf and claude.
 
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You can get used or refurb entry-level Macs on ebay for pretty cheap. Just be sure that whatever you buy can run at least Mountain Lion, and preferably Mavericks.
 
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Actually Codename One doesn't require a Mac and allows you to build iOS apps legally.
We do this by hosting Macs in the cloud to do the Java to C/Objective-C translation for you from the bytecode.

Notice you will need a Mac to generate the P12 certificate (once a year) and to upload to the store, both of these can be achieved via Mac In Cloud though.
 
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