I am making my way through the "Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices" Book by Sitepoint. Initially I was very impressed with the quality of content in the book, however, as you go further through the book I have realised that the title of this book is slightly misleading. What it should read is "Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices (if you have a Mac)."
When I got the book, I was under the impression that I would be able to develop for all mobile operating systems, using just HTML, CSS and javascript. However, it appears that you also need a Mac computer for iOS development. I know you can still develop for Android and WebOS but let's be honest - there's no point in making apps if you can't build for iPhone and iPad. So I feel like I have wasted my cash on this book, which is sad.
So I started looking for solutions.
I thought I have found it with Adobe Phonegap Build but even though you no longer need the SDK, you still need a '...Mac to configure your certificate and provisioning profile." However, someone in the Phonegap community wrote this interesting post about using OpenSSL to get around the problem: http://community.phonegap.com/nitobi..._without_a_mac - anyone tried this?