Where to find programmers?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by BitstreamCEO, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2007
    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.

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2005
    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.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2007
    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.

  4. macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island
    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:

  5. macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2005
    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 and then link to a category of your choice such as "Icons" (Subcategory: "Icon Genres and Families").
  6. macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2006
    Wow, that was one of the most opinionated posts I've ever seen :p

    But, I agree with it ;)
  7. macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    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.

  8. macrumors G5


    Nov 25, 2005
    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.
  9. macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles

    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...)

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