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What is MacGap?

MacGap provides HTML/JS/CSS developers an Xcode project for developing native OS X App. These Apps run in OS X's WebView and take advantage of WebKit technologies. MacGap exposes a JavaScript API for OS X integration, such as displaying native notifications or writing data to a file. MacGap is extremely lightweight and nimble; a blank application weighs less than 1MB.
MacGap is a tool in the Cross-Platform Desktop Development category of a tech stack.
MacGap is an open source tool with 3.5K GitHub stars and 208 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to MacGap's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses MacGap?

Companies
5 companies reportedly use MacGap in their tech stacks, including Slack, dev, and Montemedia.

Developers
Pros of MacGap
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Remember that Mac app you always wanted to create... ?

MacGap's Features

  • open-source
  • tiny compiled app sizes
  • Mac App Store compatible
  • access to many Mac OS X-specific features

MacGap Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to MacGap?
Electron
With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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MacGap's Followers
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