I'm not really happy with the way current Mac app updates are handled, so I tried to come up a with a concept that would make the whole process much easier for the user.
I've used a screenshot of Kickoff (www.kickoffapp.com) to illustrate my concept.
Right now, I'm looking for a developer who is interested in realizing a concept like this.
Please have a look at the full screenshots for all the details. Plus, I've detailed my thoughts and process in my blog: http://ziburski.com/journal/?p=41
over 1 year ago
This concept is awesome! :)
This is pretty awesome man (and popovers too). Good job and I'm glad to see people like you in the Apple world.
Apple should hire you.
I like the concept. Would be great as part of Sparkle.
The Sparkle source can be downloaded and branched here:
How do you see this fitting in with Mac App Store apps, where the update process is handled by the store? It'd be great if Apple provided an update API, so developers could implement things like this for Mac App Store apps.
Thanks for the feedback everyone!
Theoretically, I'd imagine a UI like this to work very well with the App Store, as an additional way of updating an app. Yet, as Apple is unlikely to do this and as you said doesn't provide an API - no chance.
Great concept! I agree with CJ!
Here's a fairly definitive answer:
Doesn't look like App Store apps can show any kind of update available message. Interestingly, Apple do show a message in Pages for iOS and probably some of their other apps. Wonder if this is a Mac App Store vs iOS App Store thing or an Apple vs devs thing.
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