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as a mobile developer. I hate the fact I must have Mac to build apps. shit.

any workaround?

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  • 4
    Youre stuck with mac os for anything iphone. If its the hardware you hate, you can try to build a hackintosh.
  • 3
    Hackintosh or Virtual Machine.

    Although you’ll need a decent pc/laptop to do it and still run Xcode - sadly Xcode can only be used on a fucking Mac.

    The biggest issue with the apple ecosystem is, it only allows for the apple ecosystem to be apart of it.
  • 5
    You can say "fuck you" the this fucked up ecosystem and only develop to android.
  • 2
    @Taqriaqsuk the recruitment market is a bitch
  • 2
    Hackingtosh partition?
  • 0
    i heard that there is an service where you can rent a mac or use it only to build the apps.
  • 5
    Honestly? Maybe just bite the bullet, get over the “Ew Apple” mentality and get a Mac mini or something? Idk.

    There are services where you can rent a Mac mini instance in the server and remote into, they’re fairly inexpensive.

    Orrrrrr, go the long-winded, fraught route of trying to get a Hackintosh / VM to work that’s going to perform like ass.

    And fun fact, the reason you need a Mac (or a machine running OS X) to develop iOS apps is because they’re actually linked at compile time to x86/64 versions of the libraries shared with the underlying kernel (because iOS is basically just OS X), and that’s how the simulator doesn’t suck balls like a virtualised mess would, then at time of device deployment and build it’s linked with the libraries for that architecture.

    Does it benefit developers? Yep. Does it benefit Apple? You bet. But not as much as the conspiracy nuts would have you believe, devs are small % of user base after all.
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    @Taqriaqsuk But you have to use shitty insecure devices and use Java. No one deserves that.
  • 0
    Outsource the job maybe. :-)
  • 1
    @hars777 from working shortly with a mac setup for xamarin development, the app testing process is a lot simpler and more stable on the apple devices than on pc/android.

    i only had it in my hands for like 2 days, so i could be missing things, and i generally dislike anything apple, but it wasn't actually objectively worse, rather the opposite.
  • 1
    just say fuck apple and do your own thing with android ;)
  • 1
    @GreenGirl no need to use Java in era of Kotlin, seriously
  • 0
    @Brolls you should only declare it the fraud route after inquiring in which country he lives
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