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Will it be possible to use iPhone device instead of iPhone Simulator for App Development ?

chokkamedexchokkamedex USMember ✭✭

I am working on a Xamarin App. App has Map Coordinates feature.

I will have to mark the current coordinates.

For default coordinates, Map is picking up Rome, Italy.I am not getting proper results in iPhone Simulator.

Will it be possible to use iPhone device instead of iPhone Simulator for App Development?

If so, How should i use it ? How should i move the App to iPhone device and test it?


  • TonyDTonyD USMember ✭✭✭

    You can change your location in the simulator as well. It is in the menu: Debug -> Location -> Custom Location

    but yes, you can test on the iPhone if that's not enough. Xamarin

  • chokkamedexchokkamedex USMember ✭✭

    Thank you @TonyD, I will test by using the device.

  • chokkamedexchokkamedex USMember ✭✭

    I connected my device and tried to test the App. I am getting error as follows.

    Error: No valid iOS code signing keys found in keychain. You need to request a codesigning certificate from (MyCity.iOS)\

    I have not registered in Apple Developer Program. Because it requires an annual fee. Not sure, whether i need to register in Apple Developer Program to receive code signing certificate.

    Please share your thoughts on this..

  • JohnHardmanJohnHardman GBUniversity admin

    @chokkamedex - Whether it costs you anything depends on whether you plan to distribute your app via the app store, and whether you are a student. Take a look at

  • chokkamedexchokkamedex USMember ✭✭

    @JohnHardman, Thank you. My understanding is that .. i really don't have to be a member for connecting my iPhone Device and debugging the program ( Instead of using iPhone Simulator). I am still in the beginning phase of my App. App is not ready for launch.

    I wanted to use iPhone device to test the location based coordinates. iPhone Simulator is not picking the current location coordinates. Unless, i give the custom coordinates.

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