I've put together a status bar notifier for Stack Exchange sites (inspired by Google Notifier) and I thought I'd ask here to get some feedback on a couple of things.


I've developed this on Lion and am curious about whether it works on previous releases of OS X (or whether this even matters very much, in practical terms). This is my first Mac OS X app ever, so I'm not even sure what issues are important.

Also, it sort of needs an application icon, so if you're feeling inclined, artwork would get you a mention and a link in the About panel!

Any other comments and suggestions are welcome.

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    So cool - I will check this out when I'm back in front of a Mac. Thanks for sharing!
    – bmike Mod
    Feb 28 '12 at 0:23
  • Thanks so much for this!
    – daviesgeek
    Feb 28 '12 at 6:18
  • Looks great - sounds like you need some Beta Testers tho ;) ;)
    – stuffe
    Feb 28 '12 at 13:03
  • @GregHewgill I've been waiting for such a tool for OSX ever since I saw it for Ubuntu! Thank you!
    – gentmatt
    Feb 28 '12 at 19:06
  • I have a draft for the icon… It's nothing impressive, but what do you think? Do you want something more original? i.imgur.com/CQFKm.png
    – Tuesday
    Mar 11 '12 at 18:10

I noticed the layout for OpenID-based logins is a bit weird (tested on OS X 10.7.3):


Just a heads up.

Thanks for your work on this wonderful app!

  • Thanks. I noticed this too, but nothing I've been able to do seems to change the look. It's just a totally ordinary OS-provided WebView, so I'm not sure what's going on. I'll keep looking though. Mar 22 '12 at 17:58
  • @GregHewgill That’s weird indeed, as it renders as expected in Safari/WebKit. Strange! Mar 22 '12 at 18:17

To answer your question about its compatibility with previous versions of Mac OS X, I encountered an error when trying to run the program on my Panther machine. So it does not work on 10.3.9.

  • Thanks, I might have predicted that. :) I've tried it on 10.6 so it appears to work there too, but since I've used ARC it's unlikely to work on 10.5 or earlier. Mar 6 '12 at 8:24

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