Liquid Instruments Internship: Implement automatic app updating in macOS and Windows apps

8 May 2024

This position is offered through the ANU Computing Internship ([COMP3820] /[ COMP4820] / [COMP8830])


Liquid Instruments

Liquid Instruments ( is a Canberra start-up, founded by a team of physicists and engineers at ANU, that develops the Moku range of scientific test and measurement hardware.

**Project **\

We have desktop and mobile apps that provide the graphical interface to our Moku hardware. Our macOS and Windows apps are built from the same C++ codebase, using the Qt framework.

Currently, when we release new versions of our macOS or Windows apps, existing customers need to perform several steps to update to the new version. We’re looking for someone to implement automatic app updating, to make it a one-click operation.

Your tasks will be:

* Integrate the Sparkle framework (, or similar, into our macOS app.\

  • Integrate an equivalent library, or write something from scratch, to do the same in our Windows app.\
  • Coordinate any uploads required to our file server.\
  • Document any changes to our release procedure.


* Be part of a diverse and supportive team who are passionate about the work we do.\

  • Collaborative, flexible, and friendly work environment: Casual dress code, weekly team lunch.\
  • Growth mindset culture with a focus on individual skills and career development.\
  • Experience in a venture-backed startup.

**Required technical skills**\

Must have good knowledge of one or more of C++, Objective-C, or Swift.

**Delivery Mode**\

In-Person Internship.

**Student location**\

Canberra, ACT.

**Type of internship**\

Paid internship.

**How to apply**\

Applications are invited from students who have already passed the eligibility checks for the Computing Internship courses COMP3820 or COMP4820 or COMP8830. Further information about the Computing Internships can be found on the Computing Internship page.

You can nominate multiple preferred Internship projects and host organisations through the one application form.

The closing date for Expressions of Interest for internship projects is 19th May, 2024. Students who have pass

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