a little bit of history if you need it:
Miguel is back!!!
Not looking very good at all for existing MT dev’s
This isn’t great news if its true – more details on early next week
I came across this recently and given that you get both sides of the story (well at least almost) its not a bad way of considering the two big options for iPhone development.
OK there’s been a lot of noise on the monotouch mailing lists relating to a change in the developer agreement with iPhone OS4 (Currently beta), specifically this clause…
Check the monotouch site for further information http://www.mono-project.com/newstouch/archive/2010/Apr-19.html
I just thought it was worthwhile documenting the upgrade process I had to go through upgrading my mac from Leopard to Snow Leopard, as it was a bit of a pain.
My starting point was:
iPhone SDK 3.0.1
How I upgraded:
SDK for Leopard 3.1.2 – Note: I tried Monotouch at this point and it failed so then embarked on the following:
MonoDevelop 2.2 (beta)
Then Discovered 3.1.2 was avail
SDK for Leopard 3.1.2 (Note for young players encountered some problems because the simulator was running and was kept stopping the install – closed he simulator and all fixed)
Then all worked fine!!!!
Hope this helps
So I have decided to enter the world of MonoTouch. If you want to know a bit more about it check it out here www.monotouch.net . Its pretty logical for a .NET developer to try to use his main toolkit to develop apps for the iphone. Its early days and the toolset is still developing but its all fun and I am quite committed to staying in this space for a while.
Some interesting resources for the newbie:
www.monotouch.net (Of course)
www.monotouch.info (Lots of interesting videos and tutorials)
gunnerthemad.wordpress.com (nice little introduction)
http://lists.ximian.com/mailman/listinfo/monotouch (To join the mailing list)
Hope that helps
Ok Its pretty simple at the time of the post what you need to develop in monotouch:
Intel based mac
Leopard or Snow Leopard OS
Iphone SDK and MonoSDK
MonoTouch (Non-commercial version is free but you can’t deploy to iphone devices just simulator)