How To Develop iOS Apps From iPhone Itself

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Well app development has surely gathered steam over the last few years and continued to evolve into one of the best ways to make money as an Entrepreneur with a coding proclivity. Are you one of the iOS developers that thrive to make our lives a little more easy day by day, by developing some really useful applications iDevice users can’t miss? If yes, we might just have a surprise for you. Until now, you would have been developing iOS applications on your Mac systems, with Xcode compilers running around. For those who don’t know, Xcode is the programming language named by Apple for its iOS application development. Now, you can not only develop iOS apps from iPhone itself but also compile and run applications right from your iPhone.

MiniCode, is the latest jailbreak tweak added to the Cydia app store which lets iOS developers develop iOS applications right from their iPhones. What could be cooler than this utility for developers, where they can develop apps on the go? MiniCode efficiently adds the power of Xcode to your iPhone, thus turning it into a platform for iOS development. So here’s how to get it on your iPhone.

Develop iOS Apps From iPhone Itself with Minicode Cydia App

NOTE: MiniCode requires you to have a jailbroken iPhone. In case you haven’t jailbroken your iDevice, you can refer to our step by step tutorial below to jailbreak iDevice running on iOS 7 or jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1. Make sure you take a complete backup of your iDevice before proceeding.

  • Firstly, navigate to Cydia application from your jailbroken iPhone’s springboard, and tap the Search button on lower navigation menu to search for miniCode tweak.

    Develop iOS Apps from iPhone

    Downloading Minicode

The tweak is available for free under Cydia app store, and you can simply download it by tapping on the Install button on top right corner of the screen.

  • Once you have successfully installed miniCode on your iPhone, you will see a dedicated app on your device’s springboard. Tap it to launch it.
How to Develop iOS Apps from iPhone

Starting up in new project in Minicode

That’s it. You will come across the welcome screen of this application. Simply tap on Create New Project to start up with a new app. miniCode also lets you build, compile and run application written on your iPhone by none other than you. Apart from that, you can also debug the errors and clean up the code for your project.

Developing iOS Apps

App Development Project Minicode

How to Develop iOS Apps from iPhone

Finalizing project

Develop iOS Apps from iPhone

Compiling App

Currently, miniCode only supports Objective C, which has been default language for Apple’s iOS development for years now. However, we are hoping that the author will add Swift code support to it soon. MiniCode is perfect for those who don’t have a Mac system, but wish to create apps for iOS devices.

Now simply create apps from your iPhone. However, you will require a Mac system to add that application to the Apple App Store.
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