Hello Developer: January 2024 – Discover

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Welcome to Hello Developer. In this Apple Vision Pro-themed edition: Find out how to submit your visionOS apps to the App Store, learn how the team behind djay approached designing for the infinite canvas, and get technical answers straight from Apple Vision Pro engineers. Plus, catch up on the latest news, documentation, and developer activities.

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Submit your apps to the App Store for Apple Vision Pro

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Apple Vision Pro will have a brand-new App Store, where people can discover and download all the incredible apps available for visionOS. Whether you’ve created a new visionOS app or are making your existing iPad or iPhone app available on Apple Vision Pro, here’s everything you need to know to prepare and submit your app to the App Store.

BEHIND THE DESIGN

Realizing their vision: How djay designed for visionOS

A screenshot from the app djay, which shows a set of two turntables in an immersive environment that resembles a tunnel on a spaceship.

Algoriddim CEO Karim Morsy says Apple Vision Pro represents “the culmination of everything” for his app, djay. In the latest edition of Behind the Design, find out how this incredible team approached designing for the infinite canvas.

Realizing their vision: How djay designed for visionOS

The team behind djay reveals why Apple Vision Pro represents “the culmination of everything” for their app.

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Q&A

Get answers from Apple Vision Pro engineers

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In this Q&A, Apple Vision Pro engineers answer some of the most frequently asked questions from Apple Vision Pro developer labs all over the world.

Q&A: Building apps for visionOS

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COLLECTION

Reimagine your enterprise apps on Apple Vision Pro

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Discover the languages, tools, and frameworks you’ll need to build and test your apps for visionOS. Explore videos and resources that showcase productivity and collaboration, simulation and training, and guided work. And dive into workflows for creating or converting existing media, incorporating on-device and remote assets into your app, and much more.

Reimagine your enterprise apps on Apple Vision Pro

MEET WITH APPLE EXPERTS

Submit your request for developer labs and App Review consultations

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Join us this month in the Apple Vision Pro developer labs to get your apps ready for visionOS. With help from Apple, you’ll be able to test, refine, and finalize your apps and games. Plus, Apple Developer Program members can check out one-on-one App Review, design, and technology consultations, offered in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and more.

DOCUMENTATION

Check out visionOS sample apps, SwiftUI tutorials, audio performance updates, and more

These visionOS sample apps feature refreshed audio, visual, and timing elements, simplified collision boxes, and performance improvements.

  • Hello World: Use windows, volumes, and immersive spaces to teach people about the Earth.

  • Happy Beam: Leverage a Full Space to create a game using ARKit.

  • Diorama: Design scenes for your visionOS app using Reality Composer Pro.

  • Swift Splash: Use RealityKit to create an interactive ride in visionOS.

And these resources and updated tutorials cover iOS 17, accessibility, Live Activities, and audio performance.

View the full list of new resources.

Discover what’s new in the Human Interface Guidelines.

NEWS

Catch up on the latest updates

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