making apps: windows, linux, mac??

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  1. veeloc

    veeloc New Member

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    Ok so I had a previous post up a long time ago about developing apps for iphone on windows. Everywhere I read it said no, and well you guys also said no because apperently, iPhone OS is objective-c a mac only language. But I was talking to one of my friends today and he suggested possibly there's a Linux out there that I could use, because buying a Mac is not gonna happen, and well I really want to start making apps for iphones.

    So anyone out there that knows of a linux out there, or any other alternative, awesome, because I'm getting really discouraged...

    (The link I was learning about it and objective c is somewhere in my bookmarks, I'll post it in a reply soon hopefully.)

    Thanks again.
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You'll need OS X if you want to develop apps for the AppStore. To make jailbroken ones is easier, but you can't sell them through the AppStore.

    If you want to make "official" ones, you'll need to either buy a Mac, VMware OS X or make yourself a hackintosh.
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    No i want to make em for cydia (and my personal use)
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well you can make them on any OS I believe. Obj-C isn't an OS X only language, it can be compiled on any. I'm sure there are lots of guides available on the internet.
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    Hmm. Well if that's true, then great. But what would be the difference and that they could only be through a 3rd party host? Or is it just Apple wanting complete perfection in their apps?
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    http://www.oreillynet.com/cs/user/view/cs_msg/22037
    That's one link I saw. That one is about how I can't make cocoa apps.
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    windows=iPhone GCC ( it actually compiles on the iPhone or iPod Touch itself)
    Mac=iPhone SDK
    Linux=http://www.saurik.com/id/4 that shows how to set it up its pretty easy if you follow it exactly

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