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Is it possible to develope simple app for ios in visual studio without mac pc?

Is it possible to develope simple app for ios in visual studio without mac pc?

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  • Bob_ReckBob_Reck USMember ✭✭✭

    And just to clarify, it is a requirement of Apple, not Xamarin.

  • dhrumilshahdhrumilshah USMember

    is there any hardware requirement for mac pc?
    actually i want to purchase xamarin pack and urgentally want to develope an app in mac pc so my question is there minimum requirement for mac pc for regarding work on xamarin ?

  • GuillermoGutierrezGuillermoGutierrez ESMember ✭✭✭

    If you only want it as a build server, go for the cheapest Mac Mini or any Refurbished Mac able to run Mavericks.

  • dhrumilshahdhrumilshah USMember

    yesterday i purchase a mac pro laptop and install xamarin.ios .
    Now when i create build host in it, it gives me alert to at least purchase a business adition or higher. now i just afford a INDIE $299/year plan. So in that plan android and ios app developement possible?

  • SteveFlackSteveFlack GBMember ✭✭
    edited February 2014

    The plans are per platform so for Indie it's $299 for iOS and $299 for Android.

    Unfortunately I think headless builds require business tier or higher. Personally I think this isn't really a "business" feature and is just good engineering practice but that's where Xamarin have drawn the line.

  • GuillermoGutierrezGuillermoGutierrez ESMember ✭✭✭

    Yes, sadly Visual Studio support is only available for Business and Enterprise plans (see the plans page). I purchased Business to use Visual Studio + Resharper as the main IDE, but it's been long time since I don't start the windows virtual machine.

    You can trial the Xamarin Business plan and see if you can get used to Xamarin Studio in the meantime.

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