I have wanted to write apps for the iOS platform for a long time. I am a windows developer and did not really have any ideas for apps to constitute buying a Mac. Regardless, I still wanted to write apps. On this journey to develop apps for iOS, I have been hopeful, discouraged, and then hopeful again. Finally, I have finally been able to successfully write an app and get it installed (and ready to submit to the app store) all using only my Windows 7 box and an amazing tool called PhoneGap Build.