Do you ever find you need to pre-populate an iOS Core Data app with some data and wanted to create and edit that data with a full OS X desktop app? If you have only ever developed for iOS you may not consider this approach because OS X seems at first to be more complicated. Convinced that it could not be that hard I thought I would give it a go and share my work.

I have an iOS Core Data example app in my GitHub repository which will serve as a test. The WorldFacts project uses a Core Data store to hold a list of Country objects containing some common facts about each country such as its capital, population, area, etc. The Core Data store is created on startup from a plist file. Our aim is to create an editable version of that core data store that we can managed on the Mac and then imported into the iOS app.

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