Some of you might remember last year’s WWDC and what Apple had to say about the future of macOS and the direction it’s going to. That’s when project ‘Marzipan‘ was officially brought to light. Thanks to this project, macOS will be able to support iOS applications.
So far, we’ve seen ‘marzipan applications’ like News, Voice Memos, Stocks and others in macOS Mojave. But what users really look forward to are their favorite iOS applications being able to run on Mac.
This Wednesday, iOS developer Steve Troughton-Smith tweeted something very exciting – screenshots of the podcast app Overcast running on a Mac device.
From the included screenshots we’re able to see that Overcast will be able to support dark mode, as it does in iOS. We can also conclude that the displayed app is in its full-featured version that also supports playback, chapters, sleep timer and sharing.
At first sight there doesn’t seem to be any difference between the iOS and macOS version layout-wise. However, Troughton-Smith went even further and shared a screenshot with a new concept, that includes an additional third column to the layout.
Since Apple’s demonstration of Marzipan, the developer has been showing different apps running on Mac, including some of his own. Not just that, but he even developed a tool to help out developers in experimenting with iOS apps on macOS.
Most rumors suggest that Apple is highly likely to release a version of Marzipan – one that is specially made to give access to developers.
If rumors come out to be true, we’ll be able to run iOS apps on Mac devices once iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 are officially released this fall. Until then, we’ll just have to wait and see what will be revealed at the WWDC this June.