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Building Applications for the Mac App Store by Wei-Meng Lee

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Building Applications for the Mac App Store

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to use the Mac App Store to download and purchase applications
  • The tools you need to develop for the Mac App Store
  • How to obtain the various developer certificates
  • How to prepare your application for submission to the Mac App Store
  • How to test your applications

Apple announced the Mac App Store October 20, 2010, during Apple’s “Back to the Mac” event. Encouraged by the success of the iOS App Store, Apple built the Mac App Store as a digital distribution platform for Mac OS X applications. This enables users to easily search and purchase applications from a single source, much like users purchase apps from the App Store from the iPhone or iPad. Apple began accepting app submissions November 3, 2010, and the Mac App Store opened for business January 6, 2011. Within 24 hours, Apple reported more than a million downloads.

In this eBook, you learn how to obtain and access the Mac App Store from your Mac. You also learn about the available opportunities for developers who want to venture into the Mac market. And the second part of this eBook walks you through the steps you need to perform to publish your apps in the Mac App Store.

OBTAINING THE MAC APP STORE ON YOUR MAC

The Mac App Store is only available with version 10.6.6 or above for Mac OS X. If you run Snow Leopard (10.6), be sure to perform a software update to update your Mac OS X to the latest version.

After you update your Mac, you can find the App Store ...

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