- MapKit JS Dashboard Now Available
MapKit JS lets you add Apple Maps to webpages, complete with annotations, overlays, and interfaces to services such as search and directions. And now, you can track your website’s use of Apple Maps services with the new MapKit JS Dashboard. Monitor map initializations and service requests in real-time, or see up to a year of activity by day, week, month, or year.
- App Bundles Now Support Mac Apps and Free Apps with Subscriptions
App bundles make it easy for customers to buy up to 10 of your apps in a single purchase. And now, you can create app bundles for Mac apps or free apps that offer an auto-renewable subscription to access all apps in the bundle. Learn how to set up app bundles and effectively market them on your App Store product page.
- Invite Beta Testers with a TestFlight Public Link
Now it’s even easier to get valuable feedback on your app before releasing it on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Simply enable a public link for your app in App Store Connect that leads to an invitation to test in TestFlight. Share the link to let anyone discover the beta version of your app.
- Submit Your Apps to the App Store
You can now submit apps that take advantage of the powerful new capabilities in the next release of iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Build your apps using Xcode 10 GM seed, test with the latest releases of iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, and submit them for review.
Starting March 2019, all new apps and app updates for iPhone, including universal apps, will need to be built with the iOS 12 SDK and support iPhone XS Max. All new apps and app updates for Apple Watch will need to be built with the watchOS 5 SDK and support Apple Watch Series 4.
- Submit Your Apps to the All-New Mac App Store
The reimagined Mac App Store will soon be arriving with macOS Mojave. Organized around the specific things customers love to do on Mac, along with insightful stories, curated collections, and videos, the Mac App Store on macOS Mojave beautifully showcases your apps and makes them even easier to find. You also have more opportunities to display your content with subtitles, up to 10 screenshots, and up to three app previews per localization. Download Xcode 10 GM seed, build your apps for macOS Mojave, test, and submit for review.
- Get Your Apps Ready for the Next Level
iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR feature a trio of all-screen displays paired with A12 Bionic and the next-generation Neural Engine. A12 Bionic is the smartest and most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, and is designed for performance in mind with Core ML, ARKit, Metal, and more. And now Face ID works even faster than before to securely and privately unlock, authenticate, and pay.
- Introducing Apple Watch Series 4
Bring incredible experiences to the wrist with the expanded display and performance enhancements of Apple Watch Series 4. Show more content at a glance, and display more information in full color with vivid detail using new complication types on the Infograph and Infograph Modular face. And with watchOS 5, you can take advantage of interactive notifications, access to the Siri watch face, audio controls, and more.
- Developer Insights Series: Using Subscriptions
Auto-renewable subscriptions give users access to content or services within an app on an ongoing basis. The developers behind Elevate, Dropbox, Calm, and Bumble share how they create great customer experiences by continuing to provide value throughout the entire subscription lifecycle.
- Korean Won Now Accepted on the App Store
Starting today, the pricing for apps and in-app purchases in the Republic of Korea will change from U.S. Dollars to Korean Republic Won (KRW). While your proceeds from sales in the Republic of Korea will also change to KRW, you will continue to be paid in the currency you selected for your bank in App Store Connect.
- Search Ads Now Available in More Countries
Your app promotion on the App Store can now reach people in 13 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Discover this efficient and easy way to help people find your app at the top of relevant search results on the App Store.
- Search Ads is Expanding to More Countries
You can now create campaigns for apps on the App Store in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and South Korea. Search Ads is an efficient and easy way to help people discover your app at the top of relevant search results on the App Store.
- New Design Resources Now Available
It’s never been easier to design apps for Mac and Apple Watch. The Human Interface Guidelines now include a full set of essential AppKit UI elements for designing Mac apps in Sketch or Photoshop, as well as dozens of new UI elements for watchOS apps, watch face templates for designing complications, a color guide, and new text styles.
- WWDC18 Video Transcripts Now Available
Take advantage of transcripts to quickly discover and share information presented in WWDC18 videos. You can search by keyword, see all instances where the keyword is mentioned in the video, go straight to the time it was mentioned, and even share a link to that specific time.
- Introducing App Store Connect
For app developers and their teams, iTunes Connect is now called App Store Connect. And with the new App Store Connect app, it’s even easier to manage your apps, view trends, respond to reviews, and reply to active Resolution Center issues, all on your iOS device. You can also receive push notifications for changes in your app status and new customer reviews.
- Siri Shortcuts
Siri can now intelligently pair users’ daily routines with your apps to suggest convenient shortcuts right when they’re needed. Use the Shortcuts API to help users quickly accomplish tasks related to your app, directly from the lock screen, in Spotlight, or from the Siri watch face.
- ARKit 2
iOS is the biggest AR platform in the world, and now you can create even more incredible experiences with ARKit 2. Multiple users can use their iOS device to simultaneously view AR experiences or play multiplayer games, as bystanders spectate. AR experiences can be saved and resumed at a later time in the same state. And you can incorporate real-world objects into your AR experiences, giving your users greater immersive opportunities.