OS X app development and distribution platform DevMate is now free, makers MacPaw announced. The suite gives indie developers and Mac software vendors tools to sell apps outside the Mac App store.
The suite includes tools for licensing, crash reporting, update delivery, and feedback collection.
MacPaw CEO says, “Lots of developers understand that there is a huge market opportunity outside the Mac App Store. A developer faces a tough road ahead when developing an app. It takes money and time to code from scratch the separate frameworks for licensing, updates, crash reports and user feedback. DevMate offers a developer everything one needs to prepare an app for release, including hosting and a CDN to provide app availability, version management, and an e-commerce solution for selling. Here at MacPaw we’d like to help other Mac app developers and give them what they need —for free. Moreover, that’s what we use ourselves as a backbone for our products.”
"With over 8 years of experience in app development and a heavy focus on OS X utilities, MacPaw has achieved significant results in delivering the best experience to Mac users," the company says. "Initially driven by the Mac App Store restrictions, DevMate was developed for the in-house needs of MacPaw (to develop and distribute CleanMyMac outside the Mac App Store) and in 4 years it evolved into a reliable and advanced tool. Well-established companies like Realmac Software, DigiDNA, Smile, Readdle are already on board."
The free pricing comes without limitations on the number of customers.
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