About roadmap or architecture question

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  1. soyo, Dec 13, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010

    soyo macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2010
    I ‘m a windows application developer and want to develop a phone tool application(to read and write phonebook, calendar, media files) under Mac OS.

    This phone tool needs UI and USB interface or COM port access. I want to know the application roadmap or architecture for my phone tool.

    I have several more detailed questions:
    a. How do I select develop environment or tool? To use XCode?
    b. How to write a module like DLL under windows?
    c. What function or class can I use to access USB port or COM port?
    d. To use which language to develop? C or C++ or Object-C?

    Any answers would be appreciated. A book or URL would be good.

  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    a. http://developer.apple.com/
    b. http://developer.apple.com/library/...cLibraries/000-Introduction/Introduction.html
    c. Apple provides a Serial Port example here: http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#samplecode/SerialPortSample/Introduction/Intro.html or you might look at AMSerialPort here: http://www.harmless.de/cocoa-code.php
    d. Objective C/Cocoa for your UI at least. You can use straight C/C++ for the non-UI bits.

    Everything you need is at http://developer.apple.com/ and read the local guide http://guides.macrumors.com/Cocoa_FAQ too for book/resource recommendations.


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