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JasonBourne1
Dec 8, 2011, 12:56 PM
Hi guys, need a little help.
We have a cloud/web-based application which we want to add to the Mac App Store. The problem is that I know nothing about coding or SDK etc. What we want to do is just have a downloadable icon on the store which will take users to our landing page, enabling them to sign up - if they wish to do so.
The mechanics of it isn't that difficult (in theory - think Spotify).
Could anyone advise the best way to do this?

Appreciate your help.



robbieduncan
Dec 8, 2011, 01:06 PM
I'm 99% sure that would not be allowed. The App Store is for Mac native apps. Not web apps.

JasonBourne1
Dec 8, 2011, 01:31 PM
Thanks Robbie, how difficult is it to create a native Mac app from a web app?

gnasher729
Dec 8, 2011, 03:32 PM
Thanks Robbie, how difficult is it to create a native Mac app from a web app?

If you have nobody at your place who can answer this, then you can't.

mduser63
Dec 8, 2011, 03:38 PM
You haven't really said anything about what your app actually does/is, so it's hard to say for sure, but in general, you can essentially write a native app that is just a WebView in a window and load your web content there. See http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Cocoa/Reference/WebKit/Classes/WebView_Class/Reference/Reference.html . Whether or not this is allowed in the Mac App Store, or is a good idea from a user experience standpoint is an entirely different question.