I distribute many of my programs via my research group web site. I do not charge for my programs, and have no interest in dealing with the app store. However, recently I have had problems with distributing programs that have been compressed using the compress option available in the Mac OSX Finder. The programs appear to open fine, but they are subtly corrupted so that they do not function. I have confirmed this by many researchers both in the US and abroad. I can send them the program as an email attachment and those work fine.
I am wondering if anyone else has seen this problem, and how they solved it. Is there a better way to save a program and components in folders in a compressed file that is not corrupted?