Why do I need them?
Tools are implements that we can use to extend our computer’s capabilities.
Having the right mobile app tools installed in your machine is decisive.
There are many ways you can combine different tools. I will show you one I believe has the best cost-benefit.
Creating a native iOS app
For your first project I will show you how to create a native iOS app.
If you don’t know the difference between a native and a non-native app it is ok!
After reading the articles below you will be able to understand the differences between native and non-native apps:
To create a native iOS app you will need a Macintosh.
If you don’t have it, don’t worry! You can still use a virtual machine with a Mac OS installed on it.
However, it is not the purpose of this guide to follow you through this specific task.
Here is a good reference if you don’t know how to do it:
It is completely up to you if you want to use this trick. However, it is not supported and I really recommend you to use a real Mac.
From now on, I’m assuming you already have a Mac OS up and running.
Mobile App Tools – Follow these steps:
- Download and install the latest version of Xcode from https://developer.apple.com/xcode/downloads/
- Download and install the Xamarin Studio from http://xamarin.com/download (You will need to create an account)
- After downloading and installing the Xamarin Studio, you will be able to open it.
So just go ahead and click on “Xamarin Studio” at the menu bar.
Then, click on “Check for Updates” at the submenu to run the newest updates and make sure you have the latest version.
Now that you have the mobile app tools downloaded, installed and updated you are ready for the next step: Step 3 – Creating App