To develop a WINDEV Mobile application for iPhone/iPad, you must own:
Why a PC?
- 1 PC
- 1 Mac
- 1 iPhone and/or iPad (optional)
WINDEV Mobile 25 is a Windows application that runs on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10.
The application will be created on PC before it is compiled on Mac (project, analysis, windows, ...).
This PC requires no setup of Mac/Apple tools. Tip
: A PC is not required. 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 operating system version required is MacOs Catalina.
Xcode is the Mac compiler for generating programs that run on iOS (i.e. on iPhone and iPad).
The minimum recommended version of Xcode is version 11.
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 also register with Apple on the iOS and Mac Developer Programs as developer of applications for Mac, iPhone, iPad. This registration is required in order to deploy your applications. This allows you to download a version of Xcode. This download is free of charge (when this document was published).