1. iLurk13's Avatar
    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
    07-11-2012 03:37 AM
  2. vivekkumar's Avatar
    mac is compulsory
    07-11-2012 05:58 AM
  3. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    You have to use Xcode on a Mac
    07-16-2012 12:04 PM
  4. iLurk13's Avatar
    Thanks for the information. Gotta save up for a Mac now.
    07-24-2012 10:14 PM
  5. QP Mihai's Avatar
    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.
    08-12-2014 09:55 AM
  6. iamIcarus's Avatar
    You can use a Virtual Machine to get started until you mac arrives
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    12-10-2014 02:27 PM
  7. Oleg Biom's Avatar
    Xcode - its all you need! All another software only for improving process
    12-17-2014 08:43 AM
  8. tonyblaze's Avatar
    Xcode indeed
    01-12-2015 11:32 PM
  9. Mishok's Avatar
    Mac + XCode
    06-04-2015 05:47 PM
  10. Scatabrain's Avatar
    06-04-2015 06:29 PM
  11. Codingpotato's Avatar
    It's very hard to setup a Virtual Machine for the Mac+Xcode development
    07-12-2015 06:10 AM
  12. DmitryLu's Avatar
    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$/year (or another way - without public you app to AppStore... )
    07-15-2015 07:02 AM
  13. zmey's Avatar
    For testing on real devices - you need the developer certificate 99$/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.
    10-15-2015 04:00 PM
  14. C6TX6's Avatar
    As mentioned Xcode, I recommend starting with a guide like this one here:

    11-29-2015 07:05 PM
  15. Q115115's Avatar
    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
    12-16-2015 09:38 PM
  16. horizon286's Avatar
    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.
    03-18-2016 02:46 PM
  17. Eageron's Avatar
    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.
    04-04-2016 09:42 AM
  18. iBright's Avatar
    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
    04-04-2016 10:13 AM
  19. Erik Greyvenstein's Avatar
    Mac. Xcode. Free Beginner build an iOS app on Udemy. You're all set!
    09-08-2016 06:52 PM