The iOS developers can now deploy and test their
applications right from Windows.
Are you familiar with Xamarin.iOS? Then I don’t need to
tell you that it is a Microsoft propagated tool that allows users to develop iOS
applications via C#. The Redmond giant has a slew of similar tools to allow iOS
development and testing. However, there were still issues and Microsoft is now
addressing one of the most important ones at the Build 2017 event.
Until now, iOS development still required you to use a
Mac for building and testing purposes. So, you could use C# to develop your iOS
applications but, you needed to use a tool like Xamarin.iOS for Visual Studio
on a Mac system. This posed a serious issues to coders who had a Windows system
and wanted to code in C, as they did not have any option but to lay hands on a
The company has today announced the launch of a new
Xamarin Live Player that will allow developers to deploy, run and test their
iOS applications straight from a Windows 10 PC. All that is needed is the
ability to run Visual Basic, which is pretty basic and is readily available on
most laptops. You can also debug your iOS applications from the same place.
Why is Microsoft doing this? Well, as a developer for whom
the world is just one big place of opportunities across different ecosystems,
would you like to have to carry 3 different laptops all loaded with different
operating systems for developing applications for different operating systems?
Microsoft is trying to project its OS as the best one for cross platform app
and software development.
Meanwhile, using this new service is pretty simple.
Simply install the Xamarin Live Player app on your iOS device and then pair it
to your PC by scanning a QR code on the screen. You also receive all of the
functionality available within an IDE and can do stuff like making live edits
to code and seeing how the app on your iPhone responds to the changes. These changes have been made with Apple’s
Well, Apple and Microsoft have sure been cozying up to
each other. Microsoft earlier announced that iTunes was coming to Windows Store