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Topic: developers

Apple's Catalyst polarizes developers ahead of iOS 13, Catalina launch

09/04/2019, 10:09 am

After months of working with Catalyst, and just ahead of the release of macOS Catalina, developers have thoughts on what's good and what's still surprisingly bad about Apple's project to get iOS apps on the Mac.

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Apple launches 'accelerator' program for developers in China

07/10/2019, 04:07 am

Following a similar scheme in Bangalore, Apple has begun a Design and Development Accelerator program in Shanghai, which is designed to teach and support local developers.

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Apple's quiet update to Siri Shortcuts brings the niche tool into the mainstream

06/07/2019, 11:06 am

You're either a Siri Shortcuts fan, in which case the new features will absolutely delight you, or you've never looked at it. In which case, Apple wants to help you find out how useful Siri Shortcuts are for you.

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Developers talk about being 'Sherlocked' as Apple uses them 'for market research'

06/06/2019, 09:06 am

This year's WWDC saw Apple again choose to compete against some of the very developers it intends to encourage. AppleInsider spoke to three who've seen their apps and their livelihood come under threat because of Apple's new releases.

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Apple posts WWDC Platform State of the Union video with deeper dive on new features

06/04/2019, 05:06 pm

Apple delivered it's Platform State of the Union yesterday, announcing major overhauls and new tools for the way that developers create apps. Apple has posted a video of the presentation, with the main things for developers to focus on for the rest of the event.

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Developers sue Apple over $99 annual fee, mandatory pricing increments of $0.99

06/04/2019, 11:06 am

Two iOS developers have filed a class-action suit claiming that Apple abuses its position as the owner of the App Store by dictating pricing tiers, and that its mandatory annual fee for all developers is "profit-killing."

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Apple now lets Mac app developers release updates in phases instead of to all users at once

03/20/2019, 06:03 am

Apple has given Mac developers the option to issue updates that roll out over a week, so if problems are discovered, the release can be paused before it reaches everyone.

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Apple launches new Entrepreneurship Camp for women with app-driven businesses

11/27/2018, 07:11 am

Soon, women will have the chance to attend a new Entreprenuer Camp hosted in Cupertino that is designed to help app-driven businesses that are ownered or stewarded by women.

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Apple encourages developers to adopt subscription fee structure in new video

09/10/2018, 09:09 pm

Apple on Monday continued to push app makers toward in-app subscriptions by sharing a new "Developer Insights" video on its developer portal espousing the benefits of reoccurring payments.

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Apple held secret meeting with developers in 2017 to push app subscriptions

08/13/2018, 10:08 pm

In a meeting in a New York loft last year, Apple told around 30 developers that they ought to embrace subscription models.

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Apple releases new Mojave and AppKit design resources for Mac, Apple Watch

07/26/2018, 12:07 pm

In an attempt to make it easier to design apps for the Apple Watch and Mac, Apple has updated its Human Interface Guidelines with new templates for the new operating system versions it will release in the fall.

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Google's Gmail, other services let third parties read user emails, report says

07/02/2018, 06:07 pm

Just over a year after promising to no longer scan user emails in Gmail for personalized ads, Google is allowing outside developers to do just that, a new report says.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg vows action on Cambridge Analytica debacle

03/21/2018, 04:03 pm

Following a week of terrible press, a battered stock, and threats of mass account de-activations, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally addressed the data scandal in a post to the network.

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ARKit augmented reality tools in iOS 11 will make iPhone, iPad world's largest AR platform

06/05/2017, 03:06 pm

Making good on the previous promise that Apple would be taking an interest in augmented reality in the future, Apple Vice President Craig Federighi announced ARKit, a developer toolset that it will make available to nearly istantaneously make the iPhone and iPad the largest AR platform in the world.

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Apple opens developer lottery registration for WWDC 2017 tickets

03/27/2017, 01:03 pm

Starting immediately and extending through Friday morning, developers can now sign up for the ticket lottery for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose.

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Apple focuses on app monetization in latest Developer Insights installment

08/03/2016, 07:08 pm

Home improvement startup Houzz is the focus of Apple's latest Developer Insights series, which highlights the impact mobile apps, and Apple Pay integration in particular, have on creating a successful monetization model.

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Apple features 'Lifeline' in latest Developer Insights series

06/23/2016, 08:06 pm

In an addition to its developer resources mini-site on Thursday, Apple posted a profile of "Lifeline" developer 3 Minute Games, highlighting how the studio found success with the iOS App Store's paid business model.

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Creator of Apple's Core Animation leaves for new role, likely at Facebook

05/22/2014, 03:05 pm

John Harper, the creator of of Apple's Core Animation tool for developers and the inventor credited with designing gesture and scrolling animations in iOS, has apparently taken a new position at social networking giant Facebook.

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Fleksy gesture-based keyboard SDK now available to all iOS developers

02/20/2014, 08:02 am

Just over two months after launching a new SDK for their gesture-based keyboard into beta, Fleksy on Thursday announced that the free program is now open to all developers and that a slew of new apps have come on board.

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Apple iOS App Store blamed for too many apps as Sony NGP is called "dead on arrival"

03/04/2011, 07:03 pm

Speaking at the Game Developers Conference held in San Francisco this week, Trip Hawkins railed at Apple's App Store for having too many titles, while blaming Nintendo for inventing the concept of licensed games as Ngmoco proclaimed Sony's Next Generation Playstation "dead on arrival" due to the App Store's success.

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