iOS is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. It is the operating system that presently powers many of the company’s mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In September 2015 it was the most commonly used mobile operating system in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Japan and Australia. It is also one of the most used tablet operating system in the world. It is also the most commonly used tablet operating system in the world.
To make a program for iOS platforms one must be familiar with IDE also known as Xcode. First of all one must get the Xcode. If you want to develop apps for iOS, you need the SDK, which is provided with Xcode. Xcode only runs on Mac OS X and in case you are running a windows operating system, you have couple of options mentioned below:-
- Try to get a Mac at a reasonable rate as it can be expensive.
- Try to get it from one of your friends. If they are nice they may allow you to use it for programming. Inform that your programming will take a long time.
- Those are your legal options, there are some other options that are either illegal. You only have to choose the best suitable options.
Now that’s settled, onto the IDE. Go to the mac app store (available in mac os x 10.6.8 and later) and search Xcode. It’s the first option, click on it. Download it, it’s a lengthy download, ~4 Gb, so if you have a slow internet connection you may want to consider doing something else while it is downloading.