App Store Integration

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BigMcGuire, May 10, 2012.

  1. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    I have a MBA 2011 and was hoping for a lot more integration between iPhone, iPad, and my Macbook Air. Is it in the works to be able to run apps that can be run on the iPhone/iPad on the Macbook Air in the near future? I know that Mountain Lion should have more app store support but will I ever be able to run things like Instapaper, Dragonvale, etc... on my Macbook Air?

  2. bogatyr macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2012
    They would need an emulator to run the iOS apps on OS X. The iOS apps are compiled for ARM processors while OS X runs on Intel x86-64 processors. Also, I don't believe iOS apps are designed to be resized outside the standard aspect ratios of the iOS platforms.
  3. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    Some apps offer different versions for the different platforms, and you may find that they either offer online storage solutions or are compatible with cloud storage drives. Good luck!

  4. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    Different platforms require different code. The only possible way would be to somehow link a download on iOS to your iCloud account so that you could download the same title on OSX, which would be nice.

    Like Asphalt 6 for example. I'm pretty sure the iPhone and iPad version are the same, but I don't think I got the OSX version for free.

    Plus if it worked both ways, then you could just download iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, etc for free on iOS :p

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