How to add my product to the Mac App Store?

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

  1. JasonBourne1 macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2009
    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.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I'm 99% sure that would not be allowed. The App Store is for Mac native apps. Not web apps.
  3. JasonBourne1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2009
    Thanks Robbie, how difficult is it to create a native Mac app from a web app?
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    If you have nobody at your place who can answer this, then you can't.
  5. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    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 . 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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