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Options for PC users

05-08-2009, 04:38 PM
#1
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Options for PC users

I am a PC user (I know, but i cant afford a mac!) that really wants to program an app for the iphone. I have some good ideas, but unfortunatley, I cannot find any options for PC users. So i have some questions
-Are there any PC programmer out there?
-If so, what do you use (and could you post a link


Thanks
05-08-2009, 04:51 PM
#2
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I am programming on a PC, but for the iPhone you need a MAC !
A MAC laptop (intel based) will do the job for the start. Xcode is free but only for MACs available.

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05-08-2009, 05:13 PM
#3
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(Repost from last month)
PC Dev-ing is entirely possible. Trace was PC made, for example: Make your game in C++ on a PC, and then translate it over to the SDK at the end (Which you WILL have to get a Mac for, btw). It requires one more layer of stuff to do in the final translation, but if you're not sure if you want to take the plunge and buy a mac yet then this might be the way to go.
05-08-2009, 05:14 PM
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buy a mac, make your life easier.
05-08-2009, 05:55 PM
#5
You can develop for blackberry and android.
05-08-2009, 06:10 PM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroGnome217 View Post
I am a PC user (I know, but i cant afford a mac!)
Sure you can't afford $600 for a Mac mini? Because you don't need a $3K Mac Pro or anything.

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05-09-2009, 08:37 AM
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buy smth used. i think it is not a problem.
05-09-2009, 08:46 AM
#8
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Thanks for the great responses, i didnt know about the $600 mac mini
THANKS!!
05-09-2009, 12:59 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2008
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Are you a student? Apple usually has a discount for students. I don't know if it's still the case, but my first Mac was a mini and I got a discount at that time.
05-09-2009, 02:07 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Jose, CA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroGnome217 View Post
Thanks for the great responses, i didnt know about the $600 mac mini
THANKS!!
I wasn't sure Mini would be okay for development, but it's been awesome thus far. I only have 1GB RAM, but have not run into any issues. Highly recommended for PC users to get started on iPhone dev.