OSX or iOS


#1

If I want to become a developer, is the Mac Desktop a good choice or is iOS the future of things? Especially for an independent developer I mean. Also, can an individual be competitive in the desktop area, or is that for big corporations with large teams only now?

Thanks


#2

Which do you want to do?

Mac is still pretty small. also it seems like a lot of the good apps for the mac is made by independent developers.

iOS and Mac OS X is very much the same. One has a mouse the other has touch libraries.(and a number of other differences) but the language is the same.

the mac would be easier simply because you don’t have to spend $99 to run a mac app on a mac. (you have to pay apple $99/year to put your iOS apps on an actual iOS device.)

so you could program for one or the other… or BOTH!

jump in.