Apple at WWDC several months back announced that iPad apps can now run on macOS. While this was a great announcement sometimes thing do not go as planned and iPad apps On MacOS are off to a slow start. iPad apps on macOS is something users have been waiting for since Google announce that Android apps would run on Chromebooks so naturally, Apple would want this kind of technology on their platform.
As so many things in technology things get off to a bumpy start. Apple to start with has struggled with their only being about 20 apps so far being offered by developers. While Apples apps are all being ported over to big-name players like Netflix and Facebook have been slow to adopt the change.
When you look at the MacOS App Store To start with none of the iPad apps on macOS are great apps or groundbreaking apps that everyone would want to use. The only one I even see that I would use would be Twitter, maybe Post-it, Sudoku, and Solitaire. I would like to point out that all of these apps except for Twitter and Post-it you need to pay to get on macOS.
When Apple originally pointed out this new technology they said users would be able to port their apps to macOS that does not seem to be the case as you will need to pay or in many cases rebuy the app which I can’t imagine anyone did out of the 20 offered. For most or all of the iPad apps on macOS apps just no one cares about and to top it off most of the apps offered have a web version so why would you need the app on the desktop.
I think part of the issue is at WWDC Apple did say that this was going to be an easy thing for developers to do by just clicking a button and I don’t think it’s that easy. I think going forward Apple will need to make some adjustments or changes if this is going to take off like they hope and plan it does in the future.