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Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android by Michael Eierman, Jakob Iversen

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Download and Install Xcode

Getting Xcode installed is simple. You just launch the Mac App Store on your Mac and search for Xcode (see Figure B.1). Then you click Free, which turns the button green and changes to Install App. Click again to install Xcode. This takes a while because Xcode is several gigabytes large.

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Figure B.1 Finding Xcode in the Mac App Store.

After it is downloaded, Xcode will be automatically installed. You launch Xcode from the Applications folder, like any other program on the Mac. When updates are released, they will show up as updates in the Mac App Store. One of the requirements for running Xcode 5 is that you need a ...

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