‘Ask Apple’ for Developers

Apple Newsroom:

Apple today introduced Ask Apple, a new series of interactive Q&As and one-on-one consultations that will provide developers with even more opportunities to connect directly with Apple experts for insight, support, and feedback.

Developers participating in Ask Apple can inquire about a variety of topics, such as testing on the latest seeds; implementing new and updated frameworks from Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC); adopting new features like the Dynamic Island; moving to Swift, SwiftUI, and accessibility; and preparing their apps for new OS and hardware releases. Ask Apple is free of charge and registration is open to all members of the Apple Developer Program and the Apple Developer Enterprise Program. [...]

“We’ve been listening to feedback from developers around the world about what will be most helpful to them as they build innovative apps, and we’ve seen an increased appetite for one-on-one support and conversation with Apple experts,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing. “Our team is committed to continuously evolving our support for our diverse global developer community, and we’re excited to offer Ask Apple as another new resource.”

Sounds like a weeklong Slack Q&A, sort of like the labs during WWDC since it went remote in 2020. Anything that puts third-party developers in touch with real engineers inside Apple is good for everyone.

Design interpolation: Interesting too that the artwork for Ask Apple is in the shape of photo-realistic enamel pins. I’m just so thirsty for anything like this that isn’t blandly flat. Texture and depth are fun.

Tuesday, 11 October 2022