This repository contains source code of
ipasim, an iOS emulator for Windows.
It takes a compiled iOS application and emulates it. However, only the
application's machine code is emulated, whereas system functionality originally
provided by iOS is translated to an equivalent functionality available on
Windows. More detailed documentation is available.
Currently, only simple applications can be emulated. Working samples can be
found in folder
samples. For more information about (un)implemented
features, see author's thesis, its Conclusion in
Cloning the repository
Building and installation
If you want to use the emulator, you can either build it from sources (that's slow), use partially prebuilt artifacts (that's fast and recommended if you want to make changes; however, you still need to have Docker and Visual Studio installed) or just use prebuilt binaries (recommended if you don't want to make changes).
depscontains third-party dependencies (mostly as Git submodules because patching was necessary).
docscontains documentation and issues.
includehas C++ headers of the project.
samplescontains sources of sample iOS applications and some other samples.
scriptscontains various scripts, mostly supporting build of the project.
srccontains C++ sources of the project.