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Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Ted Witcher, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    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?
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    mduser63

    #2
    You could try MacFreelancer. I hope you realize going in that you're likely to pay quite a bit for what you're looking for.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    #3
    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
     
  4. macrumors regular

    #4
    Thanks. But this can't be easy at all, right?
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    #5
    The title of the article is "No Code Editor"

    No code needs to be written. It's all click & drag in Interface Builder.
     
  6. macrumors 68040

    mduser63

    #6
    True but you end up with an incredibly bare bones text editor (and I don't mean Bare Bones). 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.
     

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