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This article was published on November 19, 2019

Apple relaunches its WWDC app with a new name and mobile-friendly dev content

Apple relaunches its WWDC app with a new name and mobile-friendly dev content
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

Last night, Apple released a dedicated mobile app for developers  with videos and articles on various design and development tools. It’s imaginatively named ‘Apple Developer.’

This is an extension of the old Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) app. The WWDC event now has a dedicated tab in the new app that is meant for folks attending the annual gathering. There’s also a video section for videos from WWDC sessions.

Apple’s aim with this app is to make content from the developer website easily available in a mobile-friendly format.

Apple developer app

The company has app design accelerators in India and China. It also has development academies in Italy, Brazil, and Indonesia. However, it’s hard for the company to host thousands of developers at these centers. Also, it might be tough for developers to pay for these sessions or travel to these centers.

With this app, it’s a bit easier to get help on topics developers are looking for. At the moment, there’s no section on the app where app makers can ask questions. We’ve asked Apple if there’s a plan to include such a feature, and we’ll update the story if we hear back.

The app is available on iOS worldwide; developers in the US can also enroll and manage their Apple Developer Program membership directly from the app.

You can download the app from here.