HowTo: Prototyping My iOS Application on My Mac

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In order to prototype your iPhone or iPad application on your Mac, you must follow these steps.

Install requirements

Check Mac requirements on iOS Requirements

Enable ssh

Go to System preferences.


Then, go to Sharing option.


Check Remote Login.


You'll need to allow access to the user you will use to connect from your Windows computer. 

Set GeneXus properties

Set  Mac Host, Mac User and Mac Password properties on GeneXus.

iOS Specific properties


Mac Host Your Mac computer name (computer name property on the "Remote Login" settings).
Mac User User to connect the Windows computer to the Mac computer (allowed previously on the "Remote Login" settings).
Mac Password  Mac user password.

Run the application

You can use the Mac computer for prototyping the application with all the benefits provided by Apple.



  • You can get a paid or free version from Apple. A benefit of getting the paid one is that it allows you to test the application on the device, not just using the emulator.
    Anyway, to test with the device exists Knowledge Base Navigator option, quick and simple.


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