Chapter 13. Create a Cocoa App (Send Quartz to Your Friends)

Apple has taken pains to integrate Quartz Composer (QC) into its Development System, making it easy for amateurs to create native applications that can manipulate Quartz Composer compositions. This chapter covers the basics of using Xcode and guides you all the way through publishing an application. This means you can create you very own apps to put on any Mac, anywhere! This is some pretty hardcore stuff, and very closely linked to the operating system. Consequently, we cover how to do it in Snow Leopard and Leopard, and then how to do it in Lion.


Apple wants you to make applications for its computers—so much so that the company provides a full development environment on the ...

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