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BitstreamCEO
Mar 20, 2007, 12:15 PM
There are a few programs I'd like to see written for Mac that PC counterparts use.

Where do I even go to find programmers and such? Do people here make apps pr programs? Yes that is a dumb question.

Richard



Sean7512
Mar 20, 2007, 12:32 PM
Why not just use boot camp or parallels? Without the source code, it would be almost impossible to bring a Windows app over. What are the programs that you had in mind...maybe some of us know a good equivalent.

BitstreamCEO
Mar 20, 2007, 01:22 PM
I'm looking for some home theater apps that measure frequency response and such in speakers and subwoofers, and also room reflection designs.

One reason is I don't have an Intel Mac yet and I know nothing about code, etc.

These are small niche apps for home theater, but I'd like to start getting into them.

Richard

pilotError
Mar 20, 2007, 01:51 PM
There are a couple of places on-line where you can post an ad for a programmer for hire.

Essentially a set of programmers, or in some cases mid-sized development shops will bid on your project and you can choose who you want based on their bid and experience.

If the project doesn't pan out, you don't end up paying in certain cases. There's also feedback so you see how they've performed prior.

There's a bunch, you can google on "software development bid"

I've never used one, so your mileage may vary.

Here's two I've actually herd of:

www.rentacoder.com
www.elance.com

GodBless
Mar 20, 2007, 02:44 PM
I'm looking for some home theater apps that measure frequency response and such in speakers and subwoofers, and also room reflection designs.

One reason is I don't have an Intel Mac yet and I know nothing about code, etc.

These are small niche apps for home theater, but I'd like to start getting into them.

RichardYou are making a good decision wanting to make Applications for the Mac. Mac OS X Applications are better than Windows programs and Linux programs by far. To see Apple's awesome programming standards click here (http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/OSXHIGuidelines/index.html?http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/OSXHIGuidelines/XHIGIntro/chapter_1_section_1.html) and then link to a category of your choice such as "Icons" (Subcategory: "Icon Genres and Families") (http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/OSXHIGuidelines/XHIGIcons/chapter_14_section_2.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/20000967-TPXREF117).

bronxbomber92
Mar 21, 2007, 02:49 PM
You are making a good decision wanting to make Applications for the Mac. Mac OS X Applications are better than Windows programs and Linux programs by far. To see Apple's awesome programming standards click here (http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/OSXHIGuidelines/index.html?http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/OSXHIGuidelines/XHIGIntro/chapter_1_section_1.html) and then link to a category of your choice such as "Icons" (Subcategory: "Icon Genres and Families") (http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/OSXHIGuidelines/XHIGIcons/chapter_14_section_2.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/20000967-TPXREF117).
Wow, that was one of the most opinionated posts I've ever seen :p

But, I agree with it ;)

ChrisA
Mar 23, 2007, 02:55 AM
I'm looking for some home theater apps that measure frequency response and such in speakers and subwoofers, and also room reflection designs.

One reason is I don't have an Intel Mac yet and I know nothing about code, etc.

These are small niche apps for home theater, but I'd like to start getting into them.

Richard

There is any number of this kind of software that is written for Linux/UNIX systems. Much of it is oriented to researchers rather then consumers so user interfaces may be more complex.

So rather then a special single use program you might find a spectrum analyzer and connect it to a mic at your listening point.

Mac OS X is not just "like UNIX" it is UNIX. You can almost certainly get some of this huge body of software to run under Mac OS X with minor work, many times with just a re-compile.

As a start you can look here for some speaker design and general analysis software.


http://linux-sound.org/dsp.html
www.kokkinizita.net/linuxaudio/

gnasher729
Mar 23, 2007, 04:16 AM
There are a few programs I'd like to see written for Mac that PC counterparts use.

Where do I even go to find programmers and such? Do people here make apps pr programs? Yes that is a dumb question.

Richard

As a programmer, seeing that you don't know how to find programmers (simple answer: Go to an agency, or advertise on job search pages), I would doubt very much that you could get a business running that will assure that I get paid. So cash upfront would be the only acceptable payment method for me. I'd rather stay at a job with pension plan, share options and confidence that the company will be around ten years from now.

janey
Mar 23, 2007, 05:23 AM
You are making a good decision wanting to make Applications for the Mac. Mac OS X Applications are better than Windows programs and Linux programs by far. To see Apple's awesome programming standards...
What...the...****...

Do you even know the slightest to what's involved? Apple has a document outlining the Mac OS X HIG, so does GNOME, so does KDE, so does Microsoft for Vista. Some languages even have such things, like Java. Without any guidelines, applications would be all over the place in terms of consistency and L&F. This doesn't mean that Apple/GNOME/KDE/Microsoft/Java et al are pointing a gun to the developer's head forcing them to follow. They're guidelines, recommendations. Some deviate for good reason, others due to ignorance..either way..

Hey, Half-Life 2 doesn't run on Mac OS X. Does it make it a crappy application? Far from that. Same goes to many, many other applications. As for Linux..well, buddy, I suggest researching into what Mac OS X is based on. FreeBSD, but many applications still run, usually with little modification (see Fink, MacPorts, Xcode tools too and that it comes with gcc...)