Now building Cocoa apps is as easy as ABC, 123. Beaverton, Or.-based
announced an update to its Application Builder Collection. The new version, 1.2.3, adds support for Mac OS X 10.2, “Jaguar.”
Application Builder Collection (ABC) is a set of reusable Cocoa frameworks used to build Mac OS X applications. The set includes User Interface elements, reusable objects and development applications aimed at professional developers who want to reduce the amount of time it takes to build Cocoa apps. The set is an extension to the Cocoa development tools and kits already provided by Apple.
In addition to adding Jaguar compatibility, ABC 1.2.3 adds Keyed Archiving to all objects — Keyed Archiving and binary coding are both supported to give developers forward and backward compatibility. The new version also sports bug fixes and updated user interfaces to help keep pace with Jaguar’s changes. It works with both Jaguar and Mac OS X 10.1, and modifies its look and feel automatically.
Available as a free download for existing ABC users, ABC is also available as a free trial version. ABC costs US$199 for a single machine development license — it’s deployment-license and royalty-free. Quantity discounts are available.