[OT] Mac App Store
mkoob at rogers.com
Thu Oct 21 14:21:25 EDT 2010
Andre Garzia <andre at ...> writes:
> check out: http://www.apple.com/mac/app-store/
> <http://www.apple.com/mac/app-store/>Will our LiveCode apps be featured
> there? So far we do not know since the thing was announced 10 minutes ago,
> but one can only hope!
I agree with other comments here that there is a risk that LiveCode
Applications may be excluded from the Mac App Store either explicitly
by a future requirement that only applications developed with XCode
be included or implicitly by the requirement that a third party
application's interface elements or behaviours be identical to
those created by XCode.
To prevent the second scenario from excluding an application a
response would be for RunRev to ensure that LiveCode's interface
elements for Mac OS standalones have feature parity with Mac OS controls.
This does not prevent the first scenario though. I wonder if the
response to a possible requirement for Xcode developed applications
should be to establishing a LiveCode App store where Livecode
Developers could showcase and sell their applications. This would
leave you free to use the registration and licencing system, third
party installers that you want but still have the advantages offered
by a congregated application store that would help you market your work.
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