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Discussion on: The Challenges of Building Own MacOS App

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Are some of these things not simply artifacts of switching to a paid model?
I think only integration with the payment provider.
The GitHub README would do just as good a job for the Onboarding screens and website for most people.
For tech people only, when the audience is not a tech people, it could be product managers, sales people who don't know anything about Github. We wanted to have very nice website and very smooth/clear experience of using the app.
I have no confidence that my Mac has the microphone muted at any time.
It does not :) Mic is always turned on.
Having a big red icon telling me I'm safe would be a big confidence boost,
That what we do, and actually having the same for webcam also could be a good idea.

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Dmitry Yakimenko • Edited on

Webcam is easier. I have a sticker of a dinosaur on it my son gave me ;)

Do you have confidence in your workarounds though? I have a feeling it could not be trusted to be bulletproof from what you're describing. Maybe some other app turns it on without your app registering it.

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Ben Sinclair

I saw this the other day: project alias which is a physical solution for always-on devices but obviously that would be more difficult to make for a variety of different laptops.

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Dmitry Yakimenko

Yeah, it would be difficult to work with a parasite on my laptop. Good idea though.