An issue I see with this is pricing. People are used to cheap iOS apps, but if you applied the same pricing to macOS apps, that would be bad for developers. Would the price of universal apps fall somewhere in the middle? Or would everything be a subscription? Apple clearly wants the latter, but no one wants a bunch of subscriptions either.
By 2021, developers will be able to merge iPhone, iPad, and Mac applications into one app or what is known as a “single binary.” This means developers won’t have to submit their work to different Apple App Stores, allowing iOS apps to be downloaded directly from Mac computers — effectively combining the stores.
Along with iOS 12.1 developer beta 2, Apple released macOS Mojave 10.14.1 developer beta 2 on Tuesday.
Apple released watchOS 5.1 beta 1 for developers on Tuesday. This Apple Watch update looks like just performance and bug fixes.
Apple released macOS Mojave developer beta 9 on Monday following the release of iOS 12 developer beta 11.
Apple wrapped up its Monday developer beta updates with watchOS 5 beta 8 for Apple Watch.
Apple released tvOS 12 Developer Beta 8 on Monday for the fourth generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K.
Apple released macOS Mojave developer beta 8 on Monday to go along with iOS 12 developer beta 9.
Apple released iOS 12 developer beta 7 for the iPhone and iPad on Monday, but later pulled the update following reports of performance issues.
watchOS 5 developer beta 7 for the Apple Watch is out, along with iOS 12 and macOS Mojave developer beta 7.
Apple released macOS Mojave developer beta 7 on Monday to go along with iOS 12 developer beta 7.
Apple released Shortcuts beta 2 for iOS 12 just before the weekend. The update adds in HomeKit support, but right now it’s very limited.
Rounding out Apple’s Monday beta update-palooza is watchOS 5 developer beta 6 for the Apple Watch.
The first beta for iOS 12’s Shortcuts app is available, but only for developers, because it’s buggy and feature-limited.
Along with iOS 12 Developer Beta 3, Apple released watchOS 5 beta 3 for Apple Watch on Tuesday.
San Jose – Aleksey Novicov shows his iPhone contact sharing app Slip to Jeff Gamet at AltConf and WWDC 2018.
San Jose – Jeff Gamet talks with Support Your App CEO Daria Leshchenko at AltConf and WWDC 2018 about resources for developers looking for assistance with customer support.
San Jose – Jeff Gamet chats with Ron from SkyTripping at AltConf and WWDC 2018 about using our iPhones to help overcome stress and anxiety.
San Jose – Jeff Gamet talks with Timirah James about coding with Swift and her TechniGal meetup for girls and women who want to learn to code at AltConf and WWDC 2018
San Jose – Jeff Gamet sits down with Amanda Southworth at AltConf and WWDC 2018 to talk about how her personal experiences led her to create apps to help people suffering from depression, an app to help keep the LGBTQ community safe, and her nonprofit organization Astra Labs.
Apple highlights standout iPhone and iPad apps each year at its anual Worldwide Developer Conference, and this year was no different. Some Apple Design Award winners were Bandimal, Alto’s Odyssey, iTranslate Converse, and Agenda. You can check out all of this years winners at Apple’s developer website.