Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Programming > Mac Programming

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 16, 2008, 09:37 AM   #1
dazcox5181
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Where to share new app?

Hi all,
Hope someone can point me in the right direction. I'm fairly new to programming on a mac, although have been coding on (urghh) windows for a while.

I'm loving XCode and Objective C hasn't been too much of a change.

I've written a small app to merge the contents of two folders, mainly to help solve a problem i had once.
Its more just a GUI wrapper to good ol' 'cp' but I never remember the switches to use, so i'm sure a lot of other people won't want to touch the terminal either! (I'm not against the terminal - Just recognise many users won't want to use it...)

Anyways, its all working as expected but now i want to share this with anyone else who would find it useful, trouble is I've never released anything before as most things i write just as demos to learn how to do something.

Where is a good place to upload the file, I though about sourceforge but not sure if will reach the right audience (If they dont want to use the terminal would they really be able to compile code?!?)
__________________
16GB Retina iPad Mini GSM, 1.3Ghz 13" Macbook Air, 16GB iPhone 5
GizmoDad
dazcox5181 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 16, 2008, 10:05 AM   #2
Cromulent
macrumors 603
 
Cromulent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Land of Hope and Glory
Try VersionTracker. Seems to be a good site, although you may have to have your own website as well. Not sure on that.
__________________
Neural Advance - Mac OS X, UNIX and Windows Development
Last.fm Profile | Extreme Metal Reviews
MP 4x 2.66Ghz Xeons / 6GB RAM / 640GB + 500GB + 750GB + 1TB HDDs / ATI Radeon 4870 / iPad 3
Cromulent is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 16, 2008, 11:14 AM   #3
Monkaaay
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Richmond, VA
Google Code is a good place for it. You can upload the binary there. For getting the word out, add a link in your signature to the Google Code site. This site is a great targeted audience for your program. You'd be surprised how many clicks you'll see from a forum signature with as much traffic as MacRumors.
Monkaaay is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 16, 2008, 12:50 PM   #4
sord
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
If you post your app on VersionTracker, it _should_ get a lot of views. Within a week or so you will then find your app referenced from quite a few places (such as Softpedia). You will need a place to host in the first place though, which can be SourceForge (if open source), Google Code, etc.
__________________
12" iBook 1GHz 768MB RAM 60GB HD Airport Extreme [sold and missed]
17" iMac G5 1.6GHz 768MB RAM 160GB HD [sold]
PowerMac Quad 2.5GHz G5 2.5GB RAM
sord is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 16, 2008, 01:43 PM   #5
Eraserhead
macrumors G4
 
Eraserhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cromulent View Post
Try VersionTracker. Seems to be a good site, although you may have to have your own website as well. Not sure on that.
Personally I submit D&D Manager to Apple, MacGameFiles (wouldn't be relevant for you), MacUpdate, Softpedia, Upload.com (Download.com et al) and Versiontracker. Personally I get about 70% of my hits from Apple.

If your application is OpenSource then you'll need hosting, Google Code is OK, but has the disadvantage of a hard limit of 100MB space, which you will use up quicker than you think, they also don't give you more space. Sourceforge is unlimited which is much better.


EDIT: Stick copyright notices in your source code, (ala D&D Manager, see my software in my sig) and change the target to 10.3.9 or at least 10.4. In Xcode go to Targets>Folder Merge and then press Command-I and then go to Build and select the oldest available OS. I can get it to build just fine against the 10.3.9 SDK .
__________________
Actually it does make sense. Man created god, so if we exist, He exists. - obeygiant

Last edited by Eraserhead; Mar 16, 2008 at 01:51 PM.
Eraserhead is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 16, 2008, 03:08 PM   #6
dazcox5181
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Thank you for comments so far...

Have rebuilt for 10.4 this time.

As for future projects wrapping terminal commands seems pretty straight forwards, are there any major gaps in this area though? I tend to try and do most stuff through the GUI.
__________________
16GB Retina iPad Mini GSM, 1.3Ghz 13" Macbook Air, 16GB iPhone 5
GizmoDad
dazcox5181 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Programming > Mac Programming

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
greete'em - Share Greetings with iOS App mali iPhone and iPod touch Apps 4 Dec 23, 2012 10:09 AM
Share option in photo app. AMGCLK65 iPhone 0 Sep 12, 2012 12:27 AM
Share built iOS App? ArtOfWarfare iPhone/iPad Programming 7 Jun 17, 2012 03:17 PM
All Share like app for iDevice? Ristin iPhone 1 Jun 2, 2012 05:58 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC