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Apple Planning New Mac Catalyst Resources to Help Devs Create 'Amazing Mac Experiences'

Thursday October 24, 2019 11:37 am PDT by
In macOS Catalina, Apple introduced Mac Catalyst, an initiative designed to make it simple for developers to port their iPad apps over to the Mac App Store with minimal work. Mac Catalyst is still new and developing, but its ultimate aim is to bring more apps to the ‌Mac App Store‌. Following the launch of Catalina, macOS product marketing director Todd Benjamin spoke to CNET about Mac...

Some Developers Facing 'Several Problems' Porting iPad Apps to the Mac With Catalyst [Updated]

Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:11 am PDT by
One of macOS Catalina's biggest new features for developers is Mac Catalyst—initially known as Project Catalyst—which Apple says makes porting iPad apps to the Mac as easy as checking a box in Xcode. However, more work is required for the iPad apps to truly resemble native Mac apps, and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports that some developers have encountered "several problems" with Catalyst so...

Code in macOS Catalina Suggests Apple is Working on Catalyst Versions of Messages and Shortcuts for Mac

Wednesday June 19, 2019 5:20 pm PDT by
Apple appears to be working on full Project Catalyst versions of Messages and Shortcuts for Mac, according to hints of the new apps found by developer Steve Troughton-Smith. Hidden Shortcuts for Mac code running on macOS Catalina, via Steve Troughton-Smith Last, Troughton-Smith found that the Project Catalyst software on ‌macOS Catalina‌ includes Shortcuts frameworks suggesting a future Sho...

Craig Federighi on iPad's Long-Awaited External Drive Support: 'We're Willing to Acknowledge the 1990s'

Thursday June 6, 2019 11:47 am PDT by
On the latest episode of the AppStories podcast, MacStories editor-in-chief Federico Viticci sat down with Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi to discuss WWDC 2019 announcements, including Project Catalyst, SwiftUI, and iPadOS. Craig Federighi at WWDC 2019 Project Catalyst will make it much easier for developers to extend iPad apps to the Mac. In many cases, adding macOS...

iPad Apps Are Coming to the Mac With Apple's Project Catalyst

Tuesday June 4, 2019 12:56 pm PDT by
While the Mac and iPad remain distinct products, Apple continues to bridge the gap between its desktop and mobile platforms. In 2014, for example, it introduced Continuity features like Handoff and Universal Clipboard that enable more seamless experiences across the Mac, ‌iPad‌, and other Apple devices. The next step in this process is Project Catalyst, which makes it much easier for...