I'm a newbie to Arduino development, but quite some experienced in Cocoa and Mac OS X. Arduino is fun and you all know that. But the IDE sucks, because it's written in Java and not a native Cocoa app. Because of that I'm glad to tell you that I've made quite some progress in developing my own IDE in native Cocoa which makes use of all nice features you want to have in such an IDE like Autosave, Versions, Fullscreen support and more.
The goal of this app is to make a SIMPLE, ELEGANT and DECENT IDE for the Arduino on Mac OS X. It is not! meant to be the most powerful IDE you've ever seen, but something that as well beginners as experts can use to program their Arduinos.
It's not finished yet and it will take some more time, because I have my school leaving examination soon. I'm going to make the app open source on GitHub so everyone can improve it over time. What I need is a decent icon! I thought I'd post here before hiring a professional designer to see whether someone is willing to do it for free. So, if you're good in graphics and interested in the app, you could help me a lot by making a really nice-looking icon for the app (16x16 to 512x512 as .icns) and the document icon (similar to the official .ino document icon and 16x16 to 512x512 as .icns).
Here are two screenshots of the editor and the serial monitor in its current development state: http://fabian-kreiser.com/downloads/cocoduino-1.png http://fabian-kreiser.com/downloads/cocoduino-2.png
Best regards, Fabian