iPS 245: What’s a Marzipan?

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    Panel:

    • Jaim Zuber
    • Andrew Madsen
    • Erica Sadun
    • Gui Rambo

    In today’s episode, the iPhreaks panel talk about Marizipan. Marzipan is the compatibility layer that Apple invented in order to bring UIKit apps to Mac. They talk about the rumors behind the creation of Marzipan, why Apple is waiting until next year to launch it, and discuss what will make these new Mac apps iOS capable. They also touch on how you can run iOS apps on the Mac prior to Marzipan’s release, Marzipanify, and much more!

    In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

    • Intro to Marzipan
    • UIKits on Mac OS
    • This was rumored several months ago and is not coming out until next year
    • Announced at Apple Keynote 2018
    • Why isn’t Marzipan ready now?
    • Been working on it for a while
    • What makes it an iOS app?
    • Link with UIKit framework
    • What are the roles of the different frameworks?
    • UIKitCore
    • What’s up with the Tea?
    • Is Apple developing a reactive UI layer?
    • UIKit vs AppKit
    • Dummies guide to running your own iOS app on Mac
    • Marzipanify
    • Is there a simulator network to run iOS apps on the Mac?
    • What iOS apps would you like to see on the Mac?
    • What iOS elements are supported?
    • What is ProKit?
    • And much, much more!

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    Picks:

    Jaim

    Erica

    • Rainbow Cake

    Andrew

    Gui