•   almost 12 years ago

How About Some Mac Support?

It would be nice if we could get some support for Mac developers. Maybe a chrome extension or something allowing us to use the JavaScript API on an OS X environment?

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  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    I was wondering the same for linux platforms...

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    If the plugin was open source, I'm sure someone could port it pretty quickly, with little to no effort on the part of the Mint.

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    Yeah, I'm sure there are a lot of unix developers that would like to get in on this.

  • Manager   •   almost 12 years ago

    Hi Dylan,

    Thanks for writing. If you have questions about the MintChip developer resources, microSD chips, remote MintChip accounts, or other developer resources, please send an email to mintchipsupport@mint.ca

    I will forward your query on to them so they can respond.

    Best,
    Marny

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    -Dylan,

    You can use the hosted alternative. Create a UI for mobile and you're all set.

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    I'm also interested in OS X support for the MintChip hardware. I will be developing desktop software for offline MintChip transactions, and I would like to support Apple computers.

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    It's not like Mac and iOS device support is critical for this system to gain any sort of mass adoption or anything. If you are going to develop the currency of the future you are going to want to do it on and support the devices of the future all the kids have to have. That means Windows laptops and Blackberrys, everyone knows that. Nobody uses those silly Macs. The mint is right to completely ignore all Apple devices. .NET FTW!!

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    @EricP I disagree. Completely.

    System interoperability is (by it's very nature) key to supporting "the devices of the future all the kids have to have" - we don't know what those devices look like yet.

    Personally, I'll be looking for *nix (Linux, Unix, BSD, Mac, etc) going forward but, as this is a challenge, am content to let the matter lie for now.

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    @ScottE, you can invest your time and money in whichever projects you wish. I was being sarcastic in my reply above, I'm not sure if you understood that or not.

    My point was the without wide and enthusiastic adoption by people under 25 this project is sure to fail. People under 25 are NOT buying the devices this project supports. I leave the outcome for you to speculate.

    To me it looks like fail so I'm going to walk away. Seeing as I'm a Mac, IOS, and ruby developer I'm irrelevant as far as this project goes. I'll wait for it to sweep the world off its feet on Android, Blackberry, and Windows, and .NET (note the sarcasm).

    I hope I'm proven wrong. I think that a project like this could work, just not this one.

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    @ErikP Ah, ok. Thanks for clarifying - makes a little more sense now.

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    @Erik P: +1

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    @Erik P +1!

    I am also a Mac, iOS, and heavy javascript developer. I didn't know that this project wasn't going to support mac... Thankfully they provided me with a way to ship the chips back.

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    Anyone who's in but doesn't feel they can effectively participate should contact me.

    I'm an iOS(*) developer that would like to be in it, but effectively was shut out.

    * - My full time job is a Web Developer, with experience in PHP, Javascript, etc. I am also experienced with Objective-C, and have developed and release 2 applications for iOS that are in the Apple store, as well as a dozen prototype iOS apps that will likely never see the light of day.

    I am considering a reverse auction when the submission deadline is much closer; whoever wants to cut me in for the biggest share of the winnings will be partnered with and submit my application. Seems a pretty fair deal to me, particularly for those participants who, for whatever reasons, aren't prepared in time.

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    If you're looking for partner, you should post in the Partner up section of MintChipr.

    http://forums.mintchipr.com/forum/7/partner-up/

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    It sounds like there could be quite a few change of hearts due to platform. In light of this can we get the MintChip team to look at re-opening registrations to cover those who dropped-out?

    It would be helpful for those of us who aren't locked into a single platform and are able to develop on the supported platforms.

  •   •   almost 12 years ago

    Anybody who is putting MacOS and iOS on the backburner with this challenge is sleeping at the wheel. Also, it is very likely that Blackberry will be bought up by Apple in the next few years (or sooner). Android and iOS should really be the only options here....especially since they are capping the submissions at 500! (which is foolish in my opinion)

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