iOS to Mac Dev

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by faffoo, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. faffoo macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi there,

    I am an experienced iOS developer, and am wondering if there are any worthwhile resources i should read through to develop a mac app?

    All help is appreciated

    Regards
    Matt
     
  2. ehoui macrumors regular

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    #2
    As you should already know, start at developer.apple.com. Have you looked over the Mac OS X resources (guides, references, sample code, etc.) there?
     
  3. faffoo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I have yes, a little overwelming, is there a "Hello World" tutorial for Mac apps? Is it cocoa?? Every search i make online just brings up iOS tutorials.

    Regards
    Matt
     
  4. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    #4
    The Apple developer resources are excellent. Assuming you're a registered member, you should have access to the reference and sample code.

    The key things to read up on:
    - UI code. Much of it is quite similar (UITableView vs NSTableView etc), but you will have to make changes.
    - UI guidelines. Mac users can be quite fussy about how good their apps look.
    - Garbage collection. You don't have to use it (I don't), but it's no harm understanding it anyhow.
    - Menu/button driven interface vs touch/gesture UI. Nothing too difficult, easier than iOS development, if anything.

    Your model classes should be identical. Your controller code will need to be rewritten, but there are few if any extra 'skills' you need, as a Mac developer.
     
  5. chown33 macrumors 604

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    #5
    Recent MacRumors threads on this subject:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1180133
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1180764

    See those threads for explanation of google search terms:
    cocoa tutorial site:developer.apple.com


    See links under "Getting Started" at this page:
    http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/navigation/

    Also see:
    http://developer.apple.com/devcenter/mac/
     

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