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can I compile apps on ipad or iphone?


gib65

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I'm watching this video tutorial on how to create a simple "hello world" app for the iPhone on a PC using Visual Studio and Xamarin:

https://www.google.ca/search?rlz=1C1GCEA_enCA788CA788&ei=Atd5W4O9J-2u0PEPy-So8AY&q=creating+iphone+apps+in+visual+studio&oq=creating+iphone+apps+in+visual+studio&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i22i30k1l10.3740.10698.0.11102.45.39.4.0.0.0.284.4258.18j15j3.36.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..5.38.4083...0j0i131k1j0i67k1j0i131i67k1j0i22i10i30k1j33i160k1j33i22i29i30k1.0.w_RKJ6qkJMY#kpvalbx=1

About 11 minutes into they video, they explain that even though you can develop the app on a PC using Visual Studio, you still need to be connect to a Mac in order to compile it for actual iPhones.

My question is: does it have to be an actual Mac computer or can it be other Apple products like iPads or iPhones. I've got a couple iPads and an iPhone but no Mac computer. Can I make due with what I have?
 

cjmnews

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There are no compilers that run on iPhones and iPads, so you will need a Mac.
 

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