Building and deploying iOS apps without mac


#1

Hi, I need to deploy my application to iOS devices but I don’t have mac. Is it possible to do it all using windows? I’m about to buy Ionic Pro for native builds in the cloud but I don’t know if it’s enough, if in further steps I won’t need mac anyway. I don’t even want to publish the app on app store, all I need is to deploy it to my and my friend’s device.


#2

You can install Mac OS on Windows through a Virtual Machine software, just make sure that you use SSD instead of HDD and it works pretty well.


#3

I did it using virtual box, I installed Mac OS X 10.11El and I’m using SSD and it’s slow :frowning: Do you use different VM software? But whats more important I get error when trying to build ionic app:

You have been opted out of telemetry.To change this, run: cordova telemetry on.
Cordova Error: Promise rejected with non-error: 'xcode-select: error: tool \'xcodebuild\' requires Xcode, but active developer directory \'/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools\' is a command line tools instance\n'

I tried running

xcode-select --install
sudo xcode-select --switch /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer

commands but it doesn’t fix it

edit:
nvm, the path was wrong I changed it and it seems to work, thanks!