Latest in Gear

Image credit: Apple

Apple releases Mac version of its developer app just before WWDC

Brush up on app design while you're working.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
June 19, 2020
7115 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Apple Developer app for Mac
Apple

WWDC 2020 is looming, and Apple wants to be sure developers can keep track of new developments even though they’re stuck at home. It just released a Mac version (first spotted by The Verge) of its normally iPhone- and iPad-focused Apple Developer app to provide news, developer stories and educational videos from the same system you’re using to write your apps. You can see any major changes with a given OS or play a past WWDC session to better understand a feature that’s been around for a while.

Apple is promising a Mac-native interface — this isn’t just a blown-up iOS app. And yes, you can pay for a $99 Developer Program membership directly from the app. This may not be as important as the other versions when you can check much of this information on the web, but it may be helpful if you’d rather not launch a browser and risk distraction when you’re looking for some help with a project. If nothing else, it’s an appropriately-timed release when there are rumors of a CPU architecture transition for the Mac beginning at WWDC this year.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
7115 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Two Nigerians face US charges over online fraud worth 'hundreds of millions'

Two Nigerians face US charges over online fraud worth 'hundreds of millions'

View
Rocket Lab mission fails shortly after launch

Rocket Lab mission fails shortly after launch

View
Facebook envisions using holographics for super-slim VR glasses

Facebook envisions using holographics for super-slim VR glasses

View
Animal Crossing fans get real about the fictional NookPhone

Animal Crossing fans get real about the fictional NookPhone

View
Boeing is reportedly ending production of its 747 jumbo jet

Boeing is reportedly ending production of its 747 jumbo jet

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr