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« on: November 08, 2013, 15:47 »
Hi guys

I'm planning to code a new desktop uploader and some other small tools for stock, but i only code in C# on windows at the moment.

So i wonder, how big is the demand on OSX for this sort of apps ?

I'm developing on VS 2012 but i could port the C# code on OSX using MonoDevelop or maybe also SharpDevelop, but they use a different GUI toolkit and that would take a long time to master.

Is it worth it ? how many stockers are on OSX actually ?

« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2013, 15:53 »
I am, so that's one.  But I doubt I'd use your application.  I have a workflow that uses my web provider as a staging area.  Scripts make the whole thing pretty effortless and I don't know that you could improve on it.  Still, I wouldn't mind being proven wrong.


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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2013, 16:13 »
no scripts, it will be all visual with GUI, resembling more a typical FTP program like Filezilla than something with thumbnails and bells and whistles like ProStockMaster or similar.

i don't even plan to add any keywording features, it's an uploader, not an EXIF editor or a keyworder.

the core feature is uploading to Alamy and other non-FTP agencies.

« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2013, 16:15 »
Another vote for OSX!

« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013, 16:16 »
+1 OSX


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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 23:01 »
could we have a rough idea how many stockers are on OSX ?

50 % ? 40 % ? 20% ?

i mean if it's less than 30% i don't think it could justify the investment in Apple hardware and all.

if i make a free version and a 25$ Pro version with advanced features it means hundreds of OSX sales just to cover the cost of a cheap entry level MacBook and the time needed to port the application on OSX, are these OSX users for real or are they just a bit more vocal than the others ?

« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2013, 19:05 »
I think that you might get a better idea if you did an actual poll, rather than just a question.

I'm on PC, BTW.  ;)

« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2013, 08:41 »
I'm running linux - ubuntu. C# will not work at all and mono is a dead end street.


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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2013, 08:58 »
Mono is native on Linux, the GUI is done with the GTK# library, and Mono itself has been coded by the Gnome team (Miguel De Icaza).

no idea where you heard C# on Linux is a dead end, there are many Mono apps around, of course it can't beat Visual Studio for C# but coding on Linux is a mess anyway, see Eclipse, NetBeans, IntelliJ Idea ...


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