Apple Invites Developers to Labs, Workshops and Vision Pro Sessions Held in November

Apple today informed developers about a number of new developer activities that are taking place in November, including App Store activities, additional Vision Pro labs, technology consultations, and more.

apple developer banner
Apple in September began offering a range of "Meet with the Apple Experts" resources for developers, and the labs that are available this month are a continuation of that effort.

There are a range of ‌App Store‌ activities where developers can learn about app discovery, engagement, custom product pages, subscription best practices, and more, plus opportunities for developers to try the Vision Pro at test labs in Cupertino, London, Munich, New York City, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, or Tokyo.

Apple is also offering activities focused on the Vision Pro, with the aim of helping developers learn to design and build apps and games for the headset. Developers can opt in to one-on-one consultations as well, getting advice on app design, new technologies, and other topics.

The sessions are held in multiple time zones around the world, with some of them online and some in person. Apple's full list of Expert sessions is available on its developer website.

Top Rated Comments

Mr. Dee Avatar
24 weeks ago

Side comment, it's kind of crazy that Apple is still using that icon despite abstracting it to such degree.
I miss the skeuomorphic icons that were self explanatory.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
24 weeks ago

Apple's full list of Expert sessions ('https://developer.apple.com/events/view/upcoming-events/?shouldHideClosedEvents=true') is available on its developer website.
* “Grow your game on the App Store”
* “Optimize subscriptions for success: acquisition”
* “Make the most of product page optimization tests”
* “Make the most of in-app events”
* “App Store: Use Game Center to boost discovery and engagement”

Yep, sounds like Tim Apple. ???
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iLuddite Avatar
24 weeks ago

Use Game Center
"Please, somebody, use Game Center. Please, we're begging."
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
red elma Avatar
24 weeks ago
With mainly disbelief & skepticism out there... this will be a game changer if Apple actually gets the VisionPro right...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
24 weeks ago

I miss the skeuomorphic icons that were self explanatory.
I do too but self explanatory is kind of fluid. To Steve coming up in the 60s and 70s, nothing said “Game Center” more than green felt. Not sure it all aged well.

Increasingly things are digital first. There are still yellow legal pads but is that where anyone under 50 who’s not in law school actually takes notes?

How about what kids today call the “save icon,” the picture of a 3.5” floppy disk even I haven’t used in at least 15 years and even then was very old.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
steve09090 Avatar
24 weeks ago

I miss the skeuomorphic icons that were self explanatory.
If I want a notebook that looks like a notebook, I’ll buy a notebook.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

maxresdefault

Apple Announces 'Let Loose' Event on May 7 Amid Rumors of New iPads

Tuesday April 23, 2024 7:11 am PDT by
Apple has announced it will be holding a special event on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 a.m. Pacific Time (10 a.m. Eastern Time), with a live stream to be available on Apple.com and on YouTube as usual. The event invitation has a tagline of "Let Loose" and shows an artistic render of an Apple Pencil, suggesting that iPads will be a focus of the event. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more ...
Apple Vision Pro Dual Loop Band Orange Feature 2

Apple Cuts Vision Pro Shipments as Demand Falls 'Sharply Beyond Expectations'

Tuesday April 23, 2024 9:44 am PDT by
Apple has dropped the number of Vision Pro units that it plans to ship in 2024, going from an expected 700 to 800k units to just 400k to 450k units, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Orders have been scaled back before the Vision Pro has launched in markets outside of the United States, which Kuo says is a sign that demand in the U.S. has "fallen sharply beyond expectations." As a...
Apple Silicon AI Optimized Feature Siri

Apple Releases Open Source AI Models That Run On-Device

Wednesday April 24, 2024 3:39 pm PDT by
Apple today released several open source large language models (LLMs) that are designed to run on-device rather than through cloud servers. Called OpenELM (Open-source Efficient Language Models), the LLMs are available on the Hugging Face Hub, a community for sharing AI code. As outlined in a white paper [PDF], there are eight total OpenELM models, four of which were pre-trained using the...
iPad And Calculator App Feature

Apple Finally Plans to Release a Calculator App for iPad Later This Year

Tuesday April 23, 2024 9:08 am PDT by
Apple is finally planning a Calculator app for the iPad, over 14 years after launching the device, according to a source familiar with the matter. iPadOS 18 will include a built-in Calculator app for all iPad models that are compatible with the software update, which is expected to be unveiled during the opening keynote of Apple's annual developers conference WWDC on June 10. AppleInsider...
iOS 17 All New Features Thumb

iOS 17.5 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone

Sunday April 21, 2024 3:00 am PDT by
The upcoming iOS 17.5 update for the iPhone includes only a few new user-facing features, but hidden code changes reveal some additional possibilities. Below, we have recapped everything new in the iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 beta so far. Web Distribution Starting with the second beta of iOS 17.5, eligible developers are able to distribute their iOS apps to iPhone users located in the EU...