Hello Developer: October 2023 – Discover

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Find out about our latest activities (including more Apple Vision Pro developer lab dates), learn how the Plex team embraced Xcode Cloud, discover how the inventive puzzle game Automatoys came to life, catch up on the latest news, and more.

Meet with Apple Experts

Hosted in person and online, our developer activities are for everyone, no matter where you are on your development journey. Find out how to enhance your existing app or game, refine your design, or launch a new project. Explore the list of upcoming activities worldwide.

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Get ready for a new round of Apple Vision Pro developer lab dates

Developers have been thrilled to experience their apps and games in the labs, and connect with Apple experts to help refine their ideas and answer questions. Ben Guerrette, chief experience officer at Spool, says, “That kind of learning experience is incredibly valuable.” Developer and podcaster David Smith says, “The first time you see your own app running for real is when you get the audible gasp.” Submit a lab request.

You can also request Apple Vision Pro compatibility evaluations. We’ll evaluate your apps and games directly on Apple Vision Pro to make sure they behave as expected and send you the results.

“Small but mighty”: Go behind the scenes with Plex

Discover how the streaming service and media player uses developer tools like Xcode Cloud to maintain a brisk release pace. “We’re relatively small,” says Danni Hemberger, director of product marketing at Plex, “but we’re mighty.”

“Small but mighty”: How Plex serves its global community

Find out how the team behind Plex serves its global community.

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Meet the mind behind Automatoys

“I like the idea of a moment where players are left to say, ‘Well, I guess I’ll just start tapping and see what happens,’” says Steffan Glynn of Apple Design Award finalist Automatoys, an inspired puzzler in which players navigate elaborate contraptions with a single tap. Find out how Glynn brought his Rube Goldberg-inspired game to life.

The gorgeous gadgets of Automatoys

Discover the wild inspirations behind Steffan Glynn’s perfectly perplexing puzzler.

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Catch up on the latest news and updates

Make sure you’re up to date on feature announcements, important guidance, new documentation, and more.

  • Get ready with the latest beta releases: Build your apps using the latest developer tools and test them on the most recent OS releases. Download Xcode 15.1 beta, and the beta 2 versions of iOS 17.1, iPadOS 17.1, macOS 14.1, tvOS 17.1, and watchOS 10.1.

  • Use RealityKit to create an interactive ride in visionOS: The developer sample project “Swift Splash” leverages RealityKit and Reality Composer Pro to create a waterslide by combining modular slide pieces. And once you finish your ride, you can release an adventurous goldfish to try it out.

  • Take your iPad and iPhone apps even further on Apple Vision Pro: A brand‑new App Store will launch with Apple Vision Pro, featuring apps and games built for visionOS, as well as hundreds of thousands of iPad and iPhone apps that run great on visionOS too.

  • App Store Connect API 3.0: This release includes support for Game Center, pre-orders by region, and more.

  • Debugging universal links: Investigate why your universal links are opening in Safari instead of your app.

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