Welcome to the first Hello Builder of the Spatial Computing era. In this edition: Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day around the world, find out how Wonderful The team brought the app to life on Apple Vision Pro, get UX writing advice directly from Apple experts, and access the latest news and documentation.
Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day.
This March, we celebrate International Women’s Day with activist movements around the world. Celebrate and elevate women in app development through a variety of sessions, panels and showcases.
“The best version we’ve ever made”: Fantastical comes to Apple Vision Pro
Best in class calendar app Wonderful It has an 11-year history, a shelf full of awards, and a huge fan base on iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch. Christmas Wonderful‘s Michael Simmons says the app on Apple’s Vision Pro is “the best version we’ve ever made.” Find out what Simmons learned while building for VisionOS — and what advice he has for developers bringing their apps to Apple’s Vision Pro.
Question and answer
Get advice from Apple’s UX writing team
Writing is fundamental – especially in your apps and games, the right words can have a huge impact on your app experience. During WWDC23, Apple’s UX writing team hosted a wide-ranging Q&A that covered everything from technical concepts to inspiring content to what apps should “behave” for.
Download the Apple Developer app on visionOS
Apple Developer has come to Apple Vision Pro. Experience a new way to watch WWDC videos, explore news and features, and stay up-to-date on the latest Apple frameworks and technologies.
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Jump into Xcode Cloud, Apple Pay and Network Selection
This month’s new videos cover a lot of ground. Learn how to connect your source store with Xcode Cloud, learn how to get started with Apple Pay on the web, and learn how your app automatically chooses the best network for an optimal experience.
Behind the design
Relaunching the creative puzzle game for visionOS
Bringing a mind-bending puzzle Black box For Apple Vision Pro, Ryan McLeod was challenged and presented with an opportunity he had never experienced before. Find out how McLeod and team are bringing Apple Design’s award-winning game to life on the infinite canvas. Next, find our Apple Vision Pro developer interviews and Q&As with Apple experts.
Connect with Apple experts
Sign up for constructive activities
In an online session hosted by App Store experts this month, you can learn how to reduce churn and get subscribers back, and explore best practices for a streamlined review process with App Review. You can request a physical presence in Cork, Ireland to develop your alternative app marketplace on iOS in the EU. See the full schedule of activities.
Browse and create new and updated documents
See the full list of new resources.
Find out what’s new in Human Interface Guidelines.
Get the latest updates
- Swift Student Challenge applications are open: learn about past challenge winners and find everything you need to create an awesome application playground.
- App Store Connect API 3.2: Manage your apps on Apple Vision Pro and download new sales and trend install reports, including information on historical first-year installs.
- New Store Kit Right: If your app offers in-app purchases for iPhone or iPad in the US, you can include a link to your website to let people know about other ways to buy your digital goods or services.
- New reports and logging options: You will soon be able to view more than 50 reports to measure your app’s performance. And you can take advantage of new flexibility when asking users to log into your app.
- App Distribution in the EU: We’re rolling out some changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store that will affect apps from developers in the EU to comply with the Digital Markets Act.
- App Store Review Guidelines Update: See recent changes to support and clarify updated guidelines.
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