Not sure where to put this post, as it's kind of dealing with iOS, but by far way more with Big Sur, so I'm going to guess it would go here. Anyway...
I have just discovered on my new macbook air, that I can go to the mac app store from the Apple menu, and search for/find apps that say designed for iPad, but holy cow, they actually load, and work on Big Sur as well! I know this probably is the whole universal catalyst thing going on, but my previous mac was old enough it couldn't support doing this, and I've only had this mac since the 6th of this month.
So, forgive me if these questions may seem like no new news, as to me, I significantly have upgraded, so some of this stuff is new for me.
So, first off, is it true to assume that unless you've got a mac with an m1 chip as I do, you're not going to be able to load these apps, and get them installed? For example, I downloaded the Youversion Bible app which said designed for iPad, yet, for me, it works beautifully, but for my friend who has a mac mini from 2019 with a intel i7, he can't get the thing to install. It won't let him, and yes, he's also like me, on Big Sur 11.2.3. I guess, does it depend on the app, or do you absolutely have to have an m1 for this to work.
Second, is it only apps designed for iPad, or will I also find some apps designed for iPhone that will work?
Finally, is it something where the dev has to make their app work on the mac like this universally, or is it more, if the app is available and coded for iPad, then it'll be available in the mac app store, end of discussion, no ifs ands or buts.
Thanks for all of the clarification on these matters.