Blood, sweat, and tears. How we built a Mac app and threw it away.

Ilya Sabanin
Mar 27, 2018 · 7 min read

Should we build the app using native Apple tech stack or use a web stack such as Electron?

Going native.

Adjusting to the new dev cycle.

Unfortunately, that workflow didn’t apply once we started working on the Mac app.

Problems with the tooling.

The promised land.

I don’t think they use a single standard UI element anywhere in the app.

Picking up the pieces and moving on.

The Conveyor Belt

Conveyor is a new workflow to write, review, and ship web applications. Follow along as we share the designs, decisions, & mistakes we make along the way. From the team at Wildbit.

Ilya Sabanin

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Father. Software developer. Instrument pilot. Born in Siberia. I make @beanstalkapp and @conveyorhq.

The Conveyor Belt

Conveyor is a new workflow to write, review, and ship web applications. Follow along as we share the designs, decisions, & mistakes we make along the way. From the team at Wildbit.