Program other than Xcode?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by JosephDuffy, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. JosephDuffy macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2009
    Great Britain
    Hi all!
    I'm looking to make a program that has simply got an opening page, a webpage, a set one, and a tracker that checks part of a webpage.
    Is there a program other than Xcode I can make application on? Just to try them out.
    If not, in interface builder, I've added a web object, how simple it to lock that to a single webpage?
    Joseph Duffy
  2. RMo macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2007
    Iowa, USA
    Xcode is probably your best bet if you're developing for OS X, but if for some reason you insist on using something different, you're welcome to use your favorite text editor and invoke gcc by hand, preferably with the assistance of a makefile. :D

    Just kidding (except kind of not). There are some other IDEs and toolkits that will work on OS X. For Java, you can use NetBeans or Eclipse; for Qt/C++ you can use Qt Designer; for C#/Mono, you can use MonoDevelop. (You can also use Xcode for many of these, in addition to several others: Python, C++/wxWidgets, etc.) There are undoubtedly several others that I cannot think of right now.

    But virtually every (good) OS X application uses Xcode, Interface Builder, and Cocoa, so I say go with what you're doing. Alas, I've never used the WebKit Cocoa widget, so I can be of no help there.
  3. lee1210 macrumors 68040


    Jan 10, 2005
    Dallas, TX

    Widgets are just HTML and javascript. You can certainly grab content from existing pages and stick it into your widget. I don't know if you can appify a widget, or if this would have to be run in dashboard only (you can drag one widget to your desktop from the dashboard? that may have changed, i'm not at a mac).


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