I was surprised to learn that when you sign a macOS application, the signing process doesn’t sign every file under the .app application directory. Here’s a quote from the Apple developer docs:
“Your app’s executable code is protected by its signature because the signature becomes invalid if any of the executable code in the app bundle changes. Note that resources such as images and nib files aren’t signed; therefore, a change to these files doesn’t invalidate the signature.”
Over the last two days I’ve gotten a Mac/Java app ready for Apple’s Mac App Store, including bundling the application as a macOS “.app” application bundle, and signing it so it can be submitted to the Store.
A relatively quick look at my browser history shows that I needed to hit over 260 URLs to get that done. As a wise professor once told me, “Keep learning, keep learning.”
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Three assumptions in this process are:
LionsRoar.com has two good articles, Thirteen Buddhist apps and Ten leading thinkers choose their favorite Buddhist films.
Per their website: “MyShake is a free app for Android phones that has the ability to recognize earthquake shaking using the sensors in every smartphone. The app runs ‘silently’ in the background on your phone using very little power – just like the step-tracking fitness apps. When the shaking fits the vibrational profile of an earthquake, the app sends the anonymous information to our central system that confirms the location and magnitude of the quake.”
“Our goal is to build a worldwide seismic network and use the data to reduce the effects of earthquakes on us as individuals, and our society as a whole. MyShake also provides users with information about recent earthquakes around the world and significant global historical earthquakes.”
This weekend I’ll be giving Monodraw a test drive. It’s an ASCII-art drawing program for Mac OS X. If it’s as good as advertised I may use it to draw images for my new book.
When it comes to mobile apps, 60% of app users in a 2014 Forrester survey chose performance/speed over features and functionality. Of course that’s not the same as 99.9%, and a big problem is that for most mobile apps, the network is the bottleneck.