October 23, 2013 in Technology (E)
[prMac.com] Melbourne, Australia - Crowd-sourced application compatibility site RoaringApps welcomes the release of OS X Mavericks by Apple, and is once again ready to compile application compatibility information for the new operating system. RoaringApps developer Bryce Cameron said "last year more than 1.2 million OS X users turned to RoaringApps to help decide if their apps were ready for the transition to OS X Mountain Lion. The response to the site was overwhelmingly positive, and we've come back this year to do it all over again".
The crowd-sourced model used by RoaringApps allows all Mac users to report their experiences with the more than 5,000 applications in the database, providing a complete and up-to-date picture of application compatibility and feature support. "RoaringApps is once again the go-to site for checking whether your apps are compatible with Apple's just-released OS X Mavericks", says Mr Cameron. "We help people make the decision about whether or not their Mac setup will work with the new OS", he added.
The new RoaringApps, re-developed from the ground up over the last 12 months, improves the accuracy of compatibility information by compiling individual "status reports" from multiple users into a simple visual display. Users are encouraged to share their experiences with whatever operating system they are running to help improve the reliability of information in the database. Application compatibility information is collected for versions of OS X from Snow Leopard and from iOS 5 onwards.
Based out of Melbourne, Australia and completely re-written in 2013, RoaringApps was established in 2010 to provide application compatibility for OS X Lion. Now, the site has grown to accommodate compatibility and feature support for multiple versions of Apple's OS X and iOS. With over 5,000 applications in the database, the site has proven to be an invaluable resource for Mac users preparing to upgrade. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 RoaringApps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.