Developing Software Applications for Mac is same as developing software applications for any other operating system. Apple provides a complete software development package in a bundle known as XCode. The XCode is provided by Apple free of cost and it can be downloaded from Apple Website by following simple registration process. Apple also runs Mac Developer Program for individuals and for companies. Currently there is a fee of $99 per year to join the Mac Developer Program and offers Pre-Release Software Downloads, Technical Support and access to Developer Resources. In order to download XCode and start developing Custom Applications for Macintosh, joining the Mac Developer Program is not mandatory. In case you would like to distribute your Mac Applications on Mac App Store, you would need to provide information about your company, pay the registration fee and payment processing fee for every sale of your product. Yes you can even distribute your applications outside the Mac App Store, and you can select your own payment processor and manage the sale of your Mac Software.
Mac Applications are normally distributed as a .dmg file which is basically a disk image. The user is supposed to download the .dmg file and drag an icon from the .drive created by the dmg file to the applications folder in the Mac Finder. Yes there are Applications available which allow you to create Setup of your Mac Software Application so that user can install software application just like on a Windows Operating System by following a wizard. There are even Mac custom libraries available which you can use to enhance your Custom Mac Application and add integrate the functionality offered by the custom Mac library to your custom Mac Application.
In case you would like to get a Custom Mac Application Developed instead of delving into XCode and Objective C programming, you can hire our services to get Custom Macintosh Application Developed. Our Software Development center is equipped with experienced Software Developers and hiring Mac Programmers can really save you time and efforts in developing Custom Mac Application. Whether you want to get a small Macintosh Application, Medium sized Mac Application or a full fledged Macintosh Product to be sold on Mac App Store or on your Website, we can provide you all the technical support and develop Mac Application to work on Mac OS X version 10.5 onwards. Currently the latest Macintosh version is Mac Mountain Lion which is version number 10.8 and as people all across the globe migrate to newer Mac, it saves time and efforts in providing backward compatibility to Macs earlier than 10.5.