To develop a WINDEV Mobile application for iPhone/iPad, you must own:
- 1 PC
- 1 Mac
- 1 iPhone and/or iPad (optional)
Why a PC?
WINDEV Mobile 25 is a Windows application that can be used in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10.
The application will be created on the PC before it is compiled on a MAC (project, analysis, windows, ...).
This PC requires no setup of Mac/Apple tools.
Tip: A PC is not required. Indeed, 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 the PC must be compiled in a specific compiler to generate the iOS applications. The minimum version of the operating system is version 10.6 (Snow leopard).
Xcode is the Mac compiler used to generate programs that operate on iOS (which means that are run on iPhone and iPad).
The minimum recommended version of Xcode is version 4.3.The minimum recommended version of Xcode is version 5.The minimum recommended version of Xcode is version 7.
|v 4.02||iOS SDK 4.3 / Snow leopard|
|v 4.1||iOS SDK 4.3 / Lion|
|v 4.2||iOS SDK 5 / Lion|
|v 4.3||iOS SDK 5 / Lion|
|v 4.4||iOS SDK 5 / Lion|
|v 4.5||iOS SDK 6 / Lion|
|v 4.6||iOS SDK 6 / Lion|
|v 5||iOS SDK 7 / Mountain lion|
|v 6||iOS SDK 7 / Mountain lion|
|v 7||iOS SDK 7 / Mountain lion|
|CAUTION: If you are using WINDEV Mobile 17|
The version 4.5 of Xcode must not be used otherwise you may get the following error:
no architecture to compile for (ARCHS=armv6 , VALID_ARCHS=armv7)
Indeed, in order to be compatible with the iPhone 3, the Xcode projects generated by WINDEV Mobile 25 are adapted to the set of statements for the ARMV6 processors minimum. In the version 4.5 of Xcode, Apple does no longer support ARMV6, ARMV7 becoming the minimum version (therefore, the iPhone 3/3G is not supported anymore).
Caution, this change made by Apple affects the compilation of projects: it does not affect the execution. A WINDEV Mobile 25 application compiled with Xcode 4.1 to 4.4 can be run on iOS6.
Where do I get Xcode?
An iTunes account (and therefore an Apple identifier) is required to install the Xcode compiler. The xCode compiler can be freely downloaded from the Mac App Store (when this document was published).
Note: 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).