Support for macOS
Provide complete, end to end support for macOS in MongoDB Realm. It will bring enterprise level capability to the desktop and allow total integration across (Apple) devices. Imagine a large factory where the workers can use their iPhones track or report work progress and then management being able to review those reports on their desktop.
it works for me on macOS (not catalyst) via RealmSwift. but I don't use the mongodb server product (I just sync all the local Realm records into CKRecord/CKAsset so that the user pays for their own data and retains custody of it within their existing cloud account)
Thanks @Ian, that's a great point. We've been coding and helping to support Realm and RealmSwift for around 4+ years and it's been very solid.
The discussion was really oriented around the new product "MongoDB Realm" and was mentioned originally due to the difficulties is getting MongoDB products to work on macOS.
We were originally told that those products would work on macOS but after several months of effort it was determined they did not work and macOS support on MongoDB products was "not on the roadmap"
It wasn't clear how or even if RealmSwift ties back to MongoDB Realm since it's a 'new product' and there's no direct indication if RealmSwift will be depreciated in favor of MongoDB Realm or even maybe it's integrated into that product?
On a side note and totally OT, why in the world doesn't this website work properly on Safari?
AdminIan (Admin, MongoDB) commented
@Jason - RealmSwift supports macOS -
Thanks for the followup.
That request goes back to October based on discussions from July - September with your support team.
We spent several months working with them attempting to get Stitch, or really any Mongo product, to work with macOS. Ultimately we were told that Mongo is a mobile platform only and macOS is not supported through the Swift driver.
I understand that MongoDB Realm is a different product but much of the integration relies on existing products (from what we've seen) and the conversations at the time left us with the impression that macOS support was not on the roadmap (for those products)
We were not in beta testing on the MongoDB Realm product so I can't speak to whether the Realm Cocoa SDK works or not - however, it's mission critical to many that it does.
So no, we've not seen anything recently to indicate that MongoDB Realm will not support macOS - however, we didn't see anything that the other Mongo products don't support macOS either, so lots of unknowns for us developers.
Hi Jason – Circling back to this as we prepare to release MongoDB Realm. The Realm Cocoa SDK should work with macOS applications – have you seen anything recently which would imply that this isn't supported?