How to add my product to the Mac App Store?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by JasonBourne1, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    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.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    #2
    I'm 99% sure that would not be allowed. The App Store is for Mac native apps. Not web apps.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Thanks Robbie, how difficult is it to create a native Mac app from a web app?
     
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    gnasher729

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    If you have nobody at your place who can answer this, then you can't.
     
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    mduser63

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    #5
    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/...lasses/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.
     

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