We’re happy to announce that oDesk applications are now available for Mac OS X. As our provider network has grown out of roots of strictly software development into more skill areas including more graphic design and web development work, we’ve received increasing demand to support Mac. The decision to invest in building out the applications for Mac was made easy as a result of the numerous requests from our users. In addition, we’d like to thank our users that eagerly volunteered to participate in the beta program and their feedback has been instrumental in resolving some stability-related bugs.
oDesk Team and oDesk Share are now both available from our downloads page. Please note that some features available in the Windows version of oDesk Team are not yet supported on the Mac client. Why are we releasing the application without full functionality? We are firm believers that you should go to market as quickly as possible so your users can help shape the development of your products.
With that being said, we can let you know about one known stability issue that we are currently working on. If you are running on an Intel and have a webcamera you may experience a stability issue when the oDesk Team application attempts to take a webcamera snap.
Future builds of the Mac clients are in development and the applications will automatically update when new releases are launched.