Apple has asked developers to start submitting apps for its Mac OS X Yosemite platform, suggesting that the public release is only a few weeks away.
A note on the Apple website urges developers to start finalising their apps for the platform, which is now in Golden Master (GM) status.
"Prepare your apps for the Mac App Store by downloading the OS X Yosemite GM candidate and Xcode 6.1 GM seed now," it said.
"With these latest releases, Swift is now final and you can submit your Mac apps written with Swift to the Mac App Store."
The Mac OS X Yosemite operating system has a redesigned interface that brings it closer to the flat look and feel of the iOS mobile platform, and also offers closer integration between the firm’s desktop and mobile products.
App icons have lost their 3D look and feel, following the look of iOS 8, while Apple has added a ‘dark mode’ to let users minimise the translucent effect and go for a darker colour palette.
Apple developer forum users have mostly been quiet about the move to GM so far, although one did note that since updating he had seen the hand-off feature, which allows content to be accessed seamlessly across Apple devices, is not working.
"Today I installed Yosemite GM. Now there's no hand-off between anything, including the two laptops now on the GM. Looks like they gone and bust it again," the user wrote.
His problem has not yet been noted by other forum users.
Apple will no doubt be monitoring such feedback to try to catch all final bugs before releasing the software to the public, after the release of its iOS 8 mobile platform was plagued by problems.
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