I am an experienced PC/mobile app developer trying to build an iPad app but I don't have access to a physical device. I have a PC and an Android phone (whatever good that is!)
The app is essentially a conversion of a Flash-based software. I'm going to use Adobe AIR to target the iPhone/iPad (Adobe has built support for this natively). I have build an Android app using this process and it has been seamless. Since I'm not going to use XCode (unless needed) and Adobe has an iPhone Simulator integration.
Is there any way I can build an iPad app without a physical iPad/iPhone device? Are there emulators on the PC/MacOSX side that I could use and would I be able to build a functioning app?
What I can do:
Install MacOSX on my Windows machine and turn it into a Hackintosh. Nothing wierd here, it would work like a normal mac and support XCode and everything.
Build the app in Adobe AIR or XCode
Test on a iPad/iPhone Emulator on my Hackintosh or PC
In the worst case I'll have to:
Spend like $400 or whatever and buy a physical iPad/iPhone.
Borrow an apple device from a friend.