Apple now accepting Mac App Store submissions

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Apple has opened the doors for their Mac App Store submissions., according to Maclife. Developers can now begin sending in their applications to Apple for review, so they will be posted when the store officially opens for business.

The email was sent out to all Mac developers to begin the submission process. The original announcement said that the Mac App Store will open up within 90-days of the announcement, and less than a month later, the beginning phase is just getting under way.

Apple announced last month at 'Back to the Mac', the all new Mac OS X Lion, coming in summer 2011, with one of the new major features being the brand new Mac App Store. The online market place for applications and possibly games will work just like the App Store for iOS devices, where users can download and install applications.

Apple will begin testing their new Mac App Store on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and will come featured as part of Lion next year. Apple still hasn't announced when the store will open, but users will be able to beta test it in the near future.

You can watch just how the Mac App Store will work here in this video from Back to the Mac.

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Can't see myself using this much, but I guess it's nice to have the option. If it stays an option, that is.

What is wrong with those horrible, ugly icons? First was iTunes, now AppStore. Apple was famous for beautiful icons in dock and now you will have these two s**t pieces there..

I found it rather amusing that the Vice President was shaking in his boots (very noticeable when the camera does a close-up on his hands when using the Magic Mouse). Good ol' Steve probably threatened to fire his ass if it wasn't 100% perfect.

Funnier thing is, he likely is already fired for that Windows comment.

jasonon said,
Apple has built a very soild OS here, but I gotta say, window management still sucks!
I agree.

I don't like the thumbnail view for application switching either. The thumbnails are not good for switching between apps if the window contents look very similar. For instance, if you're working on multiple documents at the same time and referring to another PDF and a browser tab, it's hard to switch to the window you want because it takes a few seconds to identify the thumbnail and associate it with the mental image of the window you last saw. Most of the times, you would hit the wrong thumbnail and invoke the app switcher again to switch to the correct app/window.

Icons solve this major issue because they never change. The icons need to be made more prominent than the window contents on the thumbnail.

Windows 7 has this too, but it's a better implementation than what Mac OS has.

Jebadiah said,
I agree.

I don't like the thumbnail view for application switching either. The thumbnails are not good for switching between apps if the window contents look very similar. For instance, if you're working on multiple documents at the same time and referring to another PDF and a browser tab, it's hard to switch to the window you want because it takes a few seconds to identify the thumbnail and associate it with the mental image of the window you last saw. Most of the times, you would hit the wrong thumbnail and invoke the app switcher again to switch to the correct app/window.

Hold down spacebar as you hover over a thumbnail.

jasonon said,
Apple has built a very soild OS here, but I gotta say, window management still sucks!

I don't see how really. Exposé actually works, unlike that joke Flip 3D.

jasonon said,
Apple has built a very soild OS here, but I gotta say, window management still sucks!

i still feel the windows management can improve in so many ways that lion should really pay attention on it. Because path finder is essential for anyone who have many files that need to move around and finder doesn't deal very well with it.

I think it's because he suffers from 'Tremor'.
The magic mouse is probably the best mice available out there and certainly quite responsive too.

6:25-6:31 what a weird way to hold a mouse ... the magic mouse is awesome but so hard to move it with your hand (unless you practice) at first

yeah. "super simple"

There's an app on Linux, can't remember the name right now, but it basically launches everything, from apps to conversations from Pidgin. Very, very nice. And way better, imo, than this.

TDT said,
There's an app on Linux, can't remember the name right now, but it basically launches everything, from apps to conversations from Pidgin. Very, very nice. And way better, imo, than this.

You mean something like Spotlight?

You do realize that's a rip-off of an application originally written for Mac OS X called Quicksilver? As an application launcher it isn't any more effective than Spotlight.

.Neo said,
You do realize that's a rip-off of an application originally written for Mac OS X called Quicksilver? As an application launcher it isn't any more effective than Spotlight.

I really don't care. I'm comparing it with this crappy demo, and I find Do much easier to use.

So hitting a keyboard shortcut and typing suddenly becomes a whole different experience when Do is involved? Interesting.

I hope we'll be able to download and run all iOS apps and games on it too. Something like, iOS marries OSX.
C'mon Apple, you can do it!

hotdog963al said,
How irrelevant!
You going to be using Windows 8's App store then, when it's out?

That was irrelevant... He said "for now", not "for now and when Windows 8 is out".

Its like an expensive apt-get

Actually, I'm looking forward to this...

Not quite getting into the iPad esque launch screen. What can be faster than command-space and then type the first letter or two of the app you want to launch? Or Window-key and start typing for Windows Vista/7.

Shadrack said,
Its like an expensive apt-get

Actually, I'm looking forward to this...

Not quite getting into the iPad esque launch screen.

Same and same. I think the nice Applications Stack/Folder I have in my Dock at the moment copycats the Launchpad's functionality. But mine isn't fullscreen.

That guy seems to pray a lot. Micro prayers maybe.

On topic, I think this will be a huge success. People want a simple way to browse applications and software. That is why Steam has taken off.

I think it would help sales across the board.

You will also get crappier games in the end, not so much bad, just not as immersive.