Jiiva, a software development company, is now selling Application Builder Collection, which the company describes as “the first professional-grade set of reusable Cocoa frameworks for building solid Mac OS X applications.”
Application Builder Collection (ABC) is a set of user interface widgets, reusable objects, and development applications designed to reduce the time required to build Cocoa applications. (Cocoa is an advanced object-oriented programming environment.) By reducing the time needed to put together the basic elements of software, ABC allows a software development company to focus on the features and design that set its application apart from the competition, according to Jiiva President Mark Ericksen.
ABC is an extension to the Cocoa development tools and kits provided by Apple. The Cocoa development environment has a rich set of objects for writing powerful applications and ABC builds on this solid foundation by leveraging existing classes, naming conventions, and design patterns, Ericksen said.
It contains several formatters to control the specific presentation and input of text, including international currencies and telephone numbers, as well as using expressions to format text in complex ways. ABC contains several user interface widgets, such as calendar popups and twiddle views, which can be used by dragging and dropping, all without writing code.
What’s more, since applications get cluttered with images, text files, and other resources, you can tidy ’em up by storing the resources within a repository using the ABCArchiveBuilder application. Then you can access those resources programmatically within your software.
ABC costs US$199.99 for a single user development license. No deployment license or royalties are required. Quantity discounts are also available.