Ahead of this year’s all-online Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has updated the official Apple Developer app with not only a new design, but also new features and finally welcomes a macOS version.
On Monday, Apple updated the official Apple Developer app to reflect the impending WWDC 2020 event, which will start on Monday, June 22, 2020. The app, which has been available for iPhone and iPad for quite some time, is now making the jump over to macOS as well.
As for the iOS experience, the Apple Developer app now includes a new Discover tab, which will make it easier to find the latest videos, tutorials, and more. Users will be able to favorite the content they enjoy watching, or want to watch later. Meanwhile, Apple is also refreshing the Browse tab as well, which will let users quickly find sessions across the event.
But the biggest new change is the macOS eversion.
At face value, the new Mac app is basically the same as the iOS version. Users on a Mac will be able to quickly find the new Discover tab, and take advantage of the refreshed Browse tab. The latest update also means that users will be able to tune into the WWDC Special Event Keynote which begins on Monday at 10:00 AM PDT/1:00 PM EDT. The app will also let folks tune into additional events throughout the course of the week as WWDC rolls on.
And if you want to check out sessions and more from past WWDC events, that’s available in the new app as well.
Here are additional details found on Apple’s revamped developer site:
1-on-1 developer labs
Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for one-on-one technical guidance on Apple technologies. Get in-depth details on how to implement new features, directly from the engineers who helped build the latest advances in Apple platforms. Eligible members can simply sign in, choose a lab from the schedule, enter a question, and submit. Availability is limited. Requests will be reviewed and you’ll receive an email with your status.
The all-new developer forums
Connect with over 1,000 Apple engineers on the all-new Apple Developer Forums. Anyone can search and view the forums or sign in with an Apple ID to ask questions about a variety of development topics. Starting the first day of the conference, eligible members can also connect with Apple engineers over WWDC20 content on the forums.
Apple Design Awards
Apps and games created by millions of developers around the world have made a positive impact on people’s daily lives. Join us in celebrating the developers who used their ingenuity, smarts, and savvy to build this year’s Apple Design Award winners.
And finally, Apple also added new Messages stickers for updating the Apple Developer app on iOS, or downloading it for the first time.