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Should i have a apple macbook to create IOS apps?

i heard you should have a macbook to create an IOS program? is that true? what do you think about IOS ? can i make more money from iphones than android phones? i dont have an iphone so help me guys ..

27th Jan 2017, 3:08 PM
Code Master
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macofalltrades.com for refurbed macs
31st Jan 2017, 3:05 AM
‎‏‎‏‎Joe
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I hear there's free alternatives online, but yes, you do technically need to run Apple software to make Apple software. I know, it can get expensive. You're best bet would be getting a mac mini ($500--4GB RAM), or a macbook air. Also, check refurbished stuff. It usually is perfectly fine while the price is dropped. If you need something basic, you can get something discontinued for 1/2 the usual price. To start programming though, take the swift course, get a free Apple ID (developer.apple.com), and start saving up for that macbook (or whatever you pick). But to encourage you, there's a huge business in Apple software. Usually Google Play developers get money by advertising, but iphone and mac owners can pay for quality, no-ads software.
27th Jan 2017, 4:56 PM
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30th Jan 2017, 9:26 PM
‎‏‎‏‎Joe
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If you want to experiment and learn MacOs go to Tonymacx86.com or insanelymac. Peope there will help you to build a hackintosh , you just need to buy compatible hardware. Hackintosh will help you to learn a lot about system programming and how the Mac operating system works, a good deal about device drivers and many parts of macos are open source!!. https://opensource.apple.com However if your goal is to be an app developer buy a mac :)
31st Mar 2017, 8:03 PM
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now, many other tools are available as xamarin and visual studio 2017 rc, which gives a lot of librairies to use and make apps for windows phone, android and ios from one project based on c#
30th Jan 2017, 5:11 PM
Oussama Jaaouani
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No.
30th Jan 2017, 5:44 PM
Harish Tripathi
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yes u need this if you wish for native ios apps ...if you build xcross platform based it won't need
30th Jan 2017, 7:10 PM
Subbir Hosain
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if you mean to develop app without major issues so yes you should have Mac, I tried all the possible solutions nothing worth a Mac, Virtualization have lags even with 24 gb of ram and I5 skylake, you will always need a Mac to compile the apps with xamarin and Hackintosh most of the time will give you drivers error. On a recent Mac you will save time
31st Jan 2017, 1:46 AM
Moïse Dalphe Regis
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no .. not exactly but u have to download some other app as a tool for it ..
31st Jan 2017, 10:53 AM
Prakash Agarwal
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You can make hackintosh ;);)
1st Feb 2017, 1:56 AM
Harsh Patel
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tnx guys
6th Feb 2017, 5:17 PM
Code Master
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You can use virtual machine like VMplayer or virtualbox.
30th Jan 2017, 5:09 PM
Siddig Salah eldin
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Nope
1st Feb 2017, 1:55 AM
Harsh Patel
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