The Developer app will also contain additional information for the WWDC20 program, such as keynotes, session and lab schedules, and Platforms State of the Union details. Developers will also receive information via email and can visit the website for more details.
“WWDC20 will be our biggest yet, bringing together our global developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented way for a week in June to learn about the future of Apple platforms,” said Phil Schiller, senior VP, Worldwide Marketing, Apple. “We can’t wait to meet online in June with the global developer community and share with them all of the new tools we’ve been working on to help them create even more incredible apps and services.”
More details about the event will be unveiled as the date approaches.
Apple has also opened the submission for the Swift Student Challenge with the deadline set at 11:59 pm (PDT) on May 17. Using the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad and Mac, young student developers can create a three-minute-long interactive scene and submit their entry.
“Students are an integral part of the Apple developer community, and last year WWDC saw attendance from more than 350 student developers spanning 37 different countries,” said Craig Federighi, senior VP of Software Engineering, Apple. “As we look forward to WWDC20, although our gathering will be virtual this year, we want to recognize and celebrate the creative contributions of our young developers from around the world. We can’t wait to see this next generation of innovative thinkers turn their ideas into a reality through the Swift Student Challenge.”
Winners will receive a WWDC20 jacket alongiwth a pin set. You can check out more details about the Swift Student challenge here.
In an announcement made earlier this year, Apple committed $1 million to the local San Jose organisations that will be affected due to WWDC20’s online format this year.
In addition to Apple, a lot of other major tech companies are also turning to online events as the pandemic continues.
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