Apple announced that it would not accept submissions for new apps, or updates to existing ones, over the holiday period.
Developers can now request access to a new REST API for App Store Connect.
Apple removed several app categories from its Mac App Store, potentially hampering discoverability for users and developers.
Today Apple announced macOS developers can now create app bundles that include standard Mac apps and free apps that come with a subscription.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at the frustration some developers are experiencing with Apple’s Mac App Store, plus Jeff and John share how they feel about Apple Watch Series 4 after three weeks.
The move affects both app downloads and in-app purchases.
Apple is most likely nearing the end of the developer beta process, though Mojave does typically have more time to bake than iOS.
Along with iOS 12 developer beta 12 and watchOS 5 developer beta 10, Apple released tvOS 12 Developer Beta 10 on Friday.
The updates appear to fix an alert bug spamming the notification that there was a “New iOS Update.” Beta testers began experiencing that issue on Thursday.
Along with iOS 12 developer beta 11 and macOS Mojave developer beta 9, Apple released tvOS 12 Developer Beta 8 on Monday.
Apple seeded watchOS 5 Developer Beta 9 for Apple Watch to developers on Friday, making this a two-developer beta release week.
Twitter says one of the reasons it killed the APIs third-party client apps use is because its own apps and website are better.
Twitter’s API changes go into effect today, and apps like Tweetbot have already begun updating.
The company pulled the earlier version due to performance issues, and the new release gets the iOS 12 developer beta program back on track.
Apple announced on Wednesday it has added Japanese and Simplified Chinese subtitles to its WWDC 2018 videos. The company said these subtitles are now available on all session videos, in addition to the English subtitles that were already available. to access them, click or tap the speech bubble in the lower left-hand corner of the videos, as shown in the screenshot. These sessions are the same ones developers attended at Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference, and allow the hundreds of thousands of macOS and iOS developers who can’t attend to still benefit.
Apple released iOS 12 Developer Beta 5 on Monday for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touchl, part of Apple’s ongoing efforts to refine iOS 12.
Search ads allow developers to promote their apps within the App Store, with ads that appear at the top of the page when users do searches.
tvOS 12 includes new features like Dolby Atmos audio support, the ability to auto-fill passwords from user’s iPhones, and Zero Sign-on for cable TV services. Zero Sign-on lets Apple TV detect which cable service you have and automatically sign in and download apps for available channels.
The biggest known change is support for the new 2018 MacBook Pro models that shipped last week.
In addition to being searchable, you can download the transcripts, and will be a boon to developers looking for specific information.