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We are about to develop an application using Phonegap, a cross platform mobile development tool, but they offer a service where they will build your applications and send you the compiled source code.

Can I submit the compiled source code to the App Store on a Windows-based PC?

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No, the compiled code must be submitted via a Mac. One "workaround" is to install OS X into a virtual machine on Windows, but that violates the OS X user agreement. So yes, you'll need a Mac.

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Theoretically, could Phonegap also offer the service of submitting for you? – GEdgar Oct 21 '11 at 14:09
There's a great answer on Stackoverflow. In short, not really. It may work for individual developers, but not with one company (Phonegap) submitting multiple apps from different companies. – chrismanderson Oct 21 '11 at 14:13
Thanks! I just wanted to make sure we HAD to buy some macbooks. I didn't want to lie to upper management. I can't wait to get them! – guanome Oct 21 '11 at 14:19
HA! Nice. Enjoy the new shiny. – chrismanderson Oct 21 '11 at 14:31

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