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    Default What software do you need to write an app?

    Hi All

    I never posted in this forum but have other iPhoneo related ones. So I have this great idea for an app but what software do you need to write it? Can you use a PC or do you need a Mac? Then how do you get it in the app store? Sorry if I sound ignorant, but I would really like to start while the ideas are flowing.

    Thank you for all reading
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    mac is compulsory
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    You have to use Xcode on a Mac
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    Thanks for the information. Gotta save up for a Mac now.
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    Default Re: What software do you need to write an app?

    You can use a GUI scripting software for starters. Tools like Clickteam Fusion 2.5 or Scirra Construct 2 are great for beginners. You'll be able to create a working game or app quickly. After the development process is over, you'll need a Mac running Xcode.
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    Default Re: What software do you need to write an app?

    You can use a Virtual Machine to get started until you mac arrives
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    Xcode - its all you need! All another software only for improving process
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    Xcode indeed
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    Default Re: What software do you need to write an app?

    Mac + XCode
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    It's very hard to setup a Virtual Machine for the Mac+Xcode development
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    Default Re: What software do you need to write an app?

    if you use a PC (not MAC) - then spend a lot of time and nerves for various unpleasant moments.
    MacMini is not so expensive.
    Xcode is free.

    For testing on real devices - you need the developer certificate 99$/year (or another way - without public you app to AppStore... )
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    Default Re: What software do you need to write an app?

    Quote Originally Posted by DmitryLu View Post
    For testing on real devices - you need the developer certificate 99$/year (or another way - without public you app to AppStore... )
    Btw, with the new Developer Program paying $99 is no longer required to test on devices.
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    Default Re: What software do you need to write an app?

    As mentioned Xcode, I recommend starting with a guide like this one here:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/CodeWithChris
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    Default Re: What software do you need to write an app?

    Mac and xcode will be the two you use. You can use other third party plugins to make your life easier, but as mentioned above, mac + xcode are the two main ones
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    Default Re: What software do you need to write an app?

    The best solution is to use Mac + Xcode. You'll be probably coding in Swift. It's intuitive and simple. Well, more than other languages. But if you insist on using PC you can always try Xamarin. You'll have the benefits of cross-platform development.
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    Default Re: What software do you need to write an app?

    It is really hard to answer this question without any further information, because it depends on your own developing experience. Have you ever developed anything in your life? Are you familiar with coding? Do you want to develope an app exclusively for iOS? You could think about using a Game Engine, too. Provide some more information and I can help you further.
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    Default Re: What software do you need to write an app?

    I really Wonna start developing apps for iOS too just need to learn the basics I am a good student though anyway I mean Pro ready to take me through some tuts ? I am a little bit familiar with Xcoding and all that but I mean Wonna start from the scratch
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    Default Re: What software do you need to write an app?

    Mac. Xcode. Free Beginner build an iOS app on Udemy. You're all set!

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