Hello Developer: May 2024

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It won’t be long now! WWDC24 takes place online from June 10 through 14, and we’re here to help you get ready for the biggest developer event of the year. In this edition:

  • Explore Pathways, a brand-new way to learn about developing for Apple platforms.
  • Meet three Distinguished Winners of this year’s Swift Student Challenge.
  • Get great tips from the SharePlay team.
  • Browse new developer activities about accessibility, machine learning, and more.


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Introducing Pathways

If you’re new to developing for Apple platforms, we’ve got an exciting announcement. Pathways are simple and easy-to-navigate collections of the videos, documentation, and resources you’ll need to start building great apps and games. Because Pathways are self-directed and can be followed at your own pace, they’re the perfect place to begin your journey.

Explore Pathways for Swift, SwiftUI, design, games, visionOS, App Store distribution, and getting started as an Apple developer.

Dive into Pathways >

An image of Swift Student Challenge Distinguished Winners Elena Galluzzo, Dezmond Blair, and Jawaher Shaman, set against a colorful background and floating app icons.

Meet three Distinguished Winners of the Swift Student Challenge

Elena Galluzzo, Dezmond Blair, and Jawaher Shaman all drew inspiration from their families to create their winning app playgrounds. Now, they share the hope that their apps can make an impact on others as well.

Meet Elena, Dezmond, and Jawaher >


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Check out the latest worldwide developer activities

  • Meet with App Review online to discuss the App Review Guidelines and explore best practices for a smooth review process. Sign up for May 14.
  • Join us in Bengaluru for a special in-person activity to commemorate Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Sign up for May 15.
  • Learn how Apple machine learning frameworks can help you create more intelligent apps and games in an online activity. Sign up for May 19.

Browse the full schedule of activities >


Apple Pencil Proを使い、手書きで作成されたピンクと紫色の曲線イラスト。

Explore Apple Pencil Pro

Bring even richer and more immersive interactions to your iPad app with new features, like squeeze gestures, haptic feedback, and barrel-roll angle tracking.


The rise of Tide Guide

Here’s the swell story of how fishing with his grandfather got Tucker MacDonald hooked into creating his tide-predicting app.

‘I taught myself’: Tucker MacDonald and the rise of Tide Guide

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一台 Mac、iPad 和 iPhone 展示了一款名为“Backyard Birds”的示例 App 的同一屏幕,该屏幕以浅紫色配色方案为背景提供了多个 App 内购买项目选项。

Explore simple, safe transactions with In-App Purchase

Take advantage of powerful global pricing tools, promotional features, analytics only available from Apple, built-in customer support, and fraud detection.

Learn more >


Get shared insights from the SharePlay team

Learn about shared experiences, spatial Personas, that magic “shockwave” effect, and more.

Q&A with the SharePlay team

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Browse new and updated docs

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