New to ionic & need some guidance


#1

Hi,
I’m a web developer & trying to build a mobile app for iPhone. I generally use PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery in my daily stuff & pretty comfortable with node.

I work on ubuntu(14.04 LTS, 64bit) machine. After reading some of the ionic documentation, I found for building an iPhone app a Mac machine is the first requirement. There is mac machine which I’ve a limited access. So, what I’m thinking… I’ll build an ionic project for android in my Ubuntu machine & when it’ll get build, I’ll import this project in Mac machine & there I’ll try to build & generate iPhone specific code(xcode may be. don’t know a lot about it).

So Guys, I just now wanted to know… is it a good idea to work like this or is there any better solution to handle this issue.

Regards


#2

maybe you have a current adobe licence for creative suite --> there you got an adobe id and can use phonegap build as a build server.

So there is no need to use CLI --> create your app like a webapp/site add a config.xml to configure your app --> upload it to phonegap build and build your app.
But all on all for some steps you need a mac like creation provisioning profiles, certificates and so on.


#3

No, I don’t have any adobe license for creative suite. By the way, the process which I’ve suggested in my post… will that work?


#4

you need to build the whole app on your mac not only specific code.

But yes, i would first build everything to work in chrome and on android and then testing ios.


#5

Oh no. Then, my idea will not work. I’ve to get a Mac for building an iPhone app. :expressionless:


#6

Oh wait:
http://www.kryogenix.org/days/2014/02/11/building-a-phonegap-ios-app-from-ubuntu-entirely-without-mac-os-x/

seems like you can generate the certificates on windows and linux

So you could use phonegap build to build your app :wink: and no need of a mac any more


#7

Thanks, I’ll check it out.