Apple released a new resource for more than 23 million members of its developer’s community.
This resource is a dedicated mobile app that will help the iOS app developers and designers in many ways. The app is names as Apple Developer App and is basically an expansion of the company’s WWDC app which it has replaced in the Apple store.
In recent years, we have seen Apple making a conscious effort to expand its international developers’ community by investing in local accelerators and developer academies. With the new app focused on bringing all the relevant content to the developers and designers in a mobile friendly manner, it is evident the company is just as focused on its developers and designers as its users.
According to Apple’s official app release statement, App Developer is aimed at providing round the clock information on the goings on in the developers’ scene, WWDC content, informative video clips along with in depth information from the company’s experts throughout the year.
To provide an answer to the questions like Why the app will prove helpful to designers and developers and what does it have that WWDC app was not having – we can refer to the below mentioned points:
Earlier, the information that used to reach Apple developers by means of e-mail or Apple website, will now be available in an easy-to-use mobile app.
The new features also include enhanced search UI, Korean language support and a brand-new dark Mode. There’s also a new and improved Discover tab to help developers explore useful content.
Apple Developer Program enrollment is one of the high points of Apple Developer App. Currently applicable only in the U.S., the program allows developers to enroll in the company’s developer program directly from the app using an iPad or iPhone. The membership will be auto-renewable, so developers once registered can keep continue their membership with ease. Apple is planning to expand enrollment for rest of the world in the coming months.
From the looks of it, Apple developer has the potential to be a game changer for developers and designers. The app packages the extensive information for developer and design information spread around on Apple’s website into a streamlined, easy to access resource. Video tutorials and design articles have been repackaged for quick and easy consumption for the mobile based audience. We are sure iOS App Development Companies will definitely take the benefits of this new resource and will create something more innovative in the Apple Sphere.
Apple Developer currently includes 600 plus informative videos and is set to expand to offer a lot more offerings in the days to come, including a lot of things that Apple hasn’t documented as yet – a move that will definitely bring relief and delight to all the designers and developers who find themselves left high and dry with Apple’s current state of documentation or lack thereof.