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Ted Witcher
Feb 24, 2008, 05:40 PM
I have a need for a relatively simple word-processing-type application. I have a png of an interface I'd like to see and an idea of the basic features. How do I have this written? A freelancer? A company that hires developers out? If you want something that can't be bought, where do you go to have it written?



mduser63
Feb 25, 2008, 01:50 PM
You could try MacFreelancer (http://macfreelancer.com/). I hope you realize going in that you're likely to pay quite a bit for what you're looking for.

SC68Cal
Feb 25, 2008, 09:15 PM
Why contract someone when you can do it yourself? The articles are from 2004, so the interface is a little different compared to what you'll see now in Interface Builder but the concepts are the same.

http://www.rixstep.com/2/20040825,00.shtml

Ted Witcher
Feb 25, 2008, 09:44 PM
Thanks. But this can't be easy at all, right?

SC68Cal
Feb 25, 2008, 10:15 PM
Thanks. But this can't be easy at all, right?

The title of the article is "No Code Editor"

No code needs to be written. It's all click & drag in Interface Builder.

mduser63
Feb 25, 2008, 10:36 PM
The title of the article is "No Code Editor"

No code needs to be written. It's all click & drag in Interface Builder.

True but you end up with an incredibly bare bones text editor (and I don't mean Bare Bones (http://www.barebones.com/)). It really is just an NSTextField in a window. I have a feeling the OP has more than that in mind. Perhaps you could explain your requirements in a little more detail OP?

FWIW, I have a shareware app that I recently released. I had the core functionality working literally within a couple hours of starting design on it. That was 1.5 years ago and I released version 1.0 last week. These no-code tutorials are impressive examples of what Cocoa does for you, but they really don't get you anywhere near a full-featured, useful app that has anything to differentiate it from numerous other apps with the same function.