Can I develop IONIC2 app on windows, then move code to Mac to build?


#1

Hi everyone,

I dont have a MAC, so I need to develop my Ionic2 app on windows.

I do have a VMWARE running Mac OS Sierra , so I´m wondering if once I´m happy with app working rough, can I pass code over to my Mac vm to build IOS version?

Presumably, I could build use Ionic cloud too which has a native build service?

Thanks!


#2

The easiest might be to use Ionic View during development, but yeah you should be able to seamlessly move the code over to OSX. Would recommend a git repo to make it easier :wink:


#3

Thanks @mich356c, that was quick!


#4

You could also look into Ionic Package:

https://ionic.io/cloud#packaging
https://docs.ionic.io/services/package/
http://blog.ionic.io/build-apps-in-minutes-with-ionic-package/


#5

Thanks @Sujan12 for your comments


#6

You’re welcome.

But actually I forgot to mention that if you have access to a Mac, I would suggest you at least trying it that way. Many things are just not possible with a service like Package and you still need to create stuff initially you need a Mac for.


#7

can i just copy the (development) App folder from the windows and paste in in the mac machine (where the cordova is installed) , and run the build syntax for ios as normally! will this work? [development in windows for ios &android using ionic-v1]


#8

Yes of course it will work.In my team i work on Windows. But my other team members had Mac…And the code ran on their side when i use to share the same.