Building iOS apps is a bit different from building for Android and Windows: you need to have a Mac running OS X. We knew we needed a more seamless way to allow developers to build for iOS right from within Visual Studio on Windows. To address this problem, we designed a remote agent that runs on a Mac (vs-mda-remote) to act as an iOS build service for Visual Studio. The vs-mda-remote agent we’ve released makes it possible to kick off a build from VS onto a Mac. It’s a straightforward piece of software that runs as an iOS build service and also enables remote debugging of your iOS Cordova applications.