WWDC: Apple upgrades its Developer App
Apple has updated its Apple Developer app with a host of new features that likely relate to its plans for an online WWDC 2020 event this year.
On with the (virtual) show
The app was formerly called the WWDC app, which offered a guide to the event. Now it is being updated with what will presumably become a complete portal to the show.
Improvements in the app include:
- The introduction of multiple payback speeds when watching video.
- Full transcripts of video sessions (as previously available on the website).
- Improved sharing controls.
- Accessibility has also been improved.
Expect big things
Apple’s all-important WWDC event will be held online this year as part of the company’s extensive series of responses to the coronavirus.
Apple says the new format will give us all the first look at the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS, and also promises a “big” show.
“With all of the new products and technologies we’ve been working on, WWDC 2020 is going to be big,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.
“I look forward to our developers getting their hands on the new code and interacting in entirely new ways with the Apple engineers building the technologies and frameworks that will shape the future across all Apple platforms.”
Apple promises that WWDC 2020 will reach all 23 million of the company’s registered developers in more than 155 countries and regions.
Details of access and more remain to be announced, but it seems likely to include use of the Developer app.