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If you stick to using the system APIs and don't write byte order code for a particular processor, I think you should be fine with using either system for development. That should be easy. Also you would want to use the XCode tools or perhaps some other modern tool such as Realbasic.

XCode, free, allows you to compile for both PPC and Intel processors at the same time to produce Universal Binaries.

I'm sure you'll be able to find volunteers to test on the appropriate platform.

There is a full screen zoom tool already available under the Universal Access preferences. In a quick search I couldn't find a tool like you've written.

If I was to buy a Mac today, I'd favor the Intel purchase since that is the future. The exception would be if I was a power user of applications not yet built as Universal binaries. Rossetta is a poor crutch for such users. In that case I'd buy a PPC box.
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