To develop a WINDEV Mobile application for iPhone/iPad, you need:
Why a PC?
- 1 PC
- 1 Mac
- 1 iPhone and/or iPad (optional)
WINDEV Mobile 28 is a Windows application that runs on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11, ...
The application will be created on the PC (Project, Analysis, Windows, etc.) before being compiled on a Mac.
You don't need to install any Mac/Apple tools. Tip
: You don't need a PC. You can install a virtualization software such as "Parallels Desktop" on a Mac to run Windows on Mac. In this case, WINDEV Mobile can be run on Mac.
Why a Mac?
A Mac is required because the project generated on PC must be compiled in a specific compiler to generate iOS applications. The minimum OS version required is Big Sur (for Xcode 13 to 13.2) or Monterey (Xcode 13.3).
Xcode is the Mac compiler for generating programs that run on iOS (i.e. for iPhone, iPad, Mac Catalyst and AppleWatch).
It is recommended to use Xcode 13 or higher.
Where do I get Xcode?
To install Xcode, all you need is an iTunes account (and thus an Apple ID). Xcode can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store (at the time of writing this document).
Remark: You can enroll in the iOS and Mac Developer Program as developer of Mac, iPhone and iPad applications. You must subscribe to deploy your applications. This allows you to download a version of Xcode. Xcode is free to download (at the time of writing this document).