Catalyst allows you to take code that you've written for iOS devices and run it on macOS, opening up a whole new platform — and a new universe of users — that you can reach using your existing code and knowledge. But, there are differences in the platforms; you need to know these differences to make great macOS apps. Reading and understanding all the official Apple documentation, and even knowing where to look, can be challenging and time-consuming.
This is where Catalyst by Tutorials comes in! In this book, you'll learn how to take an iOS app to macOS the easy way: by following fun and easy-to-read tutorials.
Who This Book Is For
This book is for any developer who wants to learn how to use Catalyst to apply iOS skills to developing apps for macOS.
Topics Covered in Catalyst by Tutorials
Multi-Window Support: Learn how to support multiple app windows on iPad and Mac.
Drag-and-Drop: Copy and move images in your app using Drag-and-Drop API.
Menus: Context menus are new to iPad, but on Mac, they're essential. Learn how to create context menus and the main menu for your Mac app.
Keyboard shortcuts: Learn how to give your users a productivity boost with keyboard shortcuts.
Preferences: Give your users control over settings in your apps with preferences.
Mouse: One of the main differences in iOS and Mac apps is mouse support. Learn how this difference impacts your Catalyst app.
Toolbar & TouchBar: Give your app some extra polish by supporting these Mac-only UI elements.
Distribution: Once you have your Mac app, you'll learn what's different from iOS in getting that app to your users.
One thing you can count on: After reading this book, you’ll be prepared to take advantage of all that Catalyst has to offer!