C API for iOS simulator on m1

koznobikhin
koznobikhin Member Posts: 2

Are there any plans to support iOS Simulator on M1 Macs?

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  • marc
    marc Member, Administrator, Moderator, Employee Posts: 674 admin

    Hi @koznobikhin,

    There are definitely plans to support our C API (CCSMP) on M1 Macs. I don't have an exact date yet, but my guess is this fall.

    On the iOS simulator front, I thought you didn't need a iOS simulator on M1 macs as iOS apps could run natively. Is that correct? I'm curious why you'd be looking at using the simulator on the M1.

  • koznobikhin
    koznobikhin Member Posts: 2

    Hi @marc,

    Thank you for the info.

    Regarding your question about the need for iOS Simulator, there are plenty of reasons to use it.

    • checking UI on different devices
    • checking UI with keyboard
    • using shake gesture
    • checking app behaviour upon entering/leaving background
    • etc.

    Surely there are workarounds for when you need libs like that, but it would have been nice to not have to use these workarounds.

  • marc
    marc Member, Administrator, Moderator, Employee Posts: 674 admin

    Awesome - thanks @koznobikhin. I'm not an iOS developer so always curious to learn :)

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