WWDC 2014 To Focus On Design, App Framework, Media & Location Services

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) gives developers an in-depth look at the latest in iOS and OS X. You can learn from and be inspired by more than 100 sessions led by Apple engineers, get help from Apple experts through an extensive set of hands-on labs, and connect with fellow developers from around the world, giving you the opportunity to create your best apps ever.

 

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WWDC 2014 will take place on June 2 – 6, 2014 at Moscone West in San Francisco, California.

 

1. Design

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Creating a delightful user experience for your app is vital. Learn how to refine the UI of your iOS and OS X apps and games to focus on simplicity, content, and ease of use. Speak to Apple’s UI experts in the User Interface Design Lab to receive design guidance tailored for your app or game.

 

2. App Frameworks

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Learn how to modernize your code for what’s coming next. UIKit and AppKit provide the essential infrastructure for drawing to the screen, handling events and gestures, and creating common user interface elements within your iOS app or Mac app. Explore new enhancements to these key frameworks. Learn to incorporate realistic motion, fluid transitions, and real-world behavior and characteristics such as gravity into your app’s animations.

 

3. Services

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Gain an understanding about how best to store content in iCloud, keep your app content up to date automatically, and give your users a consistent and seamless experience across iCloud-enabled devices. Learn how to support Passbook to add convenience and time- or location-based store cards, passes, and tickets. Dig into the latest capabilities of notifications, multi-tasking, calendaring, reminders, and more. Find out what’s new with StoreKit and Newsstand, and learn the latest techniques for selling premium content, virtual goods, and subscriptions directly from within your free or paid app.

 

4. Location and Motion

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iOS 7 offers powerful location-based technologies such as iBeacon technology, region monitoring, and geofencing, so your app can give people detailed information about where they are and how active they are. Learn how to use the M7 motion coprocessor and Core Motion framework to efficiently measure motion and heading data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass.

 

5. Graphics and Games

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Learn how to create apps that are 64-bit optimized, motion aware, power smart, and take advantage of the rich capabilities of iOS and OS X. See how OpenGL ES provides access to the exceptional power of the Apple A7 chip to deliver innovative graphics in games and other 3D apps. Get expert tips and advice for supporting MFi game controllers, Game Center, and much more.

 

6. Media

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Apple provides state-of-the-art tools and technologies for developing apps that deliver dynamic audio, video, and other types of engaging content. Dive into enhancements to AV Foundation and learn about capturing, editing, playing, and streaming audio and video. See how iAd brings unique and compelling ad experiences to your users, making it easy for you to earn revenue and promote your app. Discover new features and best practices for using web technologies to deliver a great experience in Safari and within native apps.

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