Oskar Groth published a modern iteration of the “LetsMove” framework where you can show a dialog at app launch, asking the user if she wants to move the app to
This is still a crucial feature if you distribute downloads that unpack into the
~/Downloads folder: Gatekeeper’s App Translocation will actually start it from a random sandboxed folder. To prevent this from happening, distribute your apps as a DMG with a shortcut to
/Applications to nudge your users to move the app there directly.
Get https://github.com/OskarGroth/AppMover on GitHub.
- To offset potential bugs when moving the app bundle during runtime, Daniel Jalkut wrote a tool for that.
- Michael Tsai’s overview of Gatekeeper Path Randomization.
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