The App Store Small Business Program offers lowered commission cost with one big caveat: no app transfer. But apps graduating from a “hobby” into a “small business” would definitely involve transferring ownership. Read how to transfer apps without engaging in the app transfer process and losing out on the program’s benefits.
Touch Bar Design Tips
It’s high time you update your macOS app to support the Touch Bar. You’ll need to have some strategy on how to design your Touch Bar interface – don’t just pour any buttons into it. Here’s some tips on how to work this new hardware.
Implementing In-App Purchases for the Mac App Store
Did Apple rejected your app because it is a “trial version”? Are you looking to have an in-app purchase item in your Mac app? Read here to see the correct way to add in-app purchase items for the Mac App Store.
Crazy App Idea: JDBC on Cocoa
Do you know why it’s so hard to gain access to an SQL database from a Mac App? Here’s why and the solution to your database access woes. Warning: it’s slightly off-beat and rad.
If you’re discounting your app, you need to say so!
Have your app sales gone south last Black Friday? If you’re still wondering what was the problem, this article will show you what went wrong.
Sandboxing the PubSub framework
Are you having trouble sandboxing your app for the Mac App Store? I did and here is my experience on sandboxing News Anchor that uses Apple’s PubSub framework and didn’t play well with the sandbox. This cost me a DTS ticket and you will want to pay attention if your app also consumes RSS/ATOM feed data.
Lion’s sandboxing deadline may have been pushed back, but News Anchor came through and met the original date. Bringing News Anchor into the sandbox cost me one of the two precious DTS tickets in my quota, due to the difficulties in getting the PubSub framework to function in the environment. I’d figured I ought to write this out to contribute back to the Mac Developer community.