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Hello Developer: March 2024

Hello Developer: March 2024

Welcome to Hello Developer. In this edition:

Find out what you can do at the Apple Developer Centers in Bengaluru, Cupertino, Shanghai, and Singapore.
Learn how the team behind Finding Hannah created a hidden-object game with a meaningful message.
Get security tips from the Mac notary service team.
Catch up on the latest news and documentation.


Step inside the Apple Developer Centers

The new Apple Developer Centers are open around the world — and we can’t wait for you to come by. With locations in Bengaluru, Cupertino, Shanghai, and now Singapore, Apple Developer Centers are the home bases for in-person sessions, labs, workshops, and consultations around the world.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your existing app or game, refine your design, or launch a new project, there’s something exciting for you at the Apple Developer Centers. Browse activities in Bengaluru, Cupertino, Shanghai, and Singapore.


Uncover the hidden joys of Finding Hannah

On its surface, Finding Hannah is a bright and playful hidden-object game — but dig a little deeper and you’ll find something more. “It’s really a story about three women from three generations looking for happiness,” says Franziska Zeiner, cofounder and co-CEO of the Fein Games studio. “For each one, times are changing. But the question is: Are they getting better?” Find out how Zeiner and her Berlin-based team created this compelling Apple Design Award finalist.

Uncovering the hidden joys of Finding Hannah

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Get answers from the Mac notary service team

Security is at the core of every Apple platform. The Mac notary service team is part of Apple Security Engineering and Architecture, and in this Q&A, they share their tips on app distribution and account security to help Mac developers have a positive experience — and protect their users.

Q&A with the Mac notary service team

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Improve your subscriber retention with App Store features

In this new video, App Store experts share their tips for minimizing churn and winning back subscribers.

Improve your subscriber retention with App Store features

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Make the most of custom product pages

Learn how you can highlight different app capabilities and content through additional (and fully localizable) versions of your product page. With custom product pages, you can create up to 35 additional versions — and view their performance data in App Store Connect.

Plus, thanks to seamless integration with Apple Search Ads, you can use custom product pages to easily create tailored ad variations on the App Store. Read how apps like HelloFresh, Pillow, and Facetune used the feature to gain performance improvements, like higher tap-through and conversion rates.


Find the details you need in new and updated docs

Create complex materials and effects for 3D content with Shader Graph, a node-based material editor in Reality Composer Pro.
Use SwiftData to add persistence to your app with minimal code and no external dependencies. Check out new documentation on classes, macros, and structures.
Learn how to share configurations across Xcode Cloud workflows.
Explore HIG updates about visionOS support, including new details on immersive experiences, the virtual keyboard, layout, color, and motion.
New in Technotes: Learn how to identify and handle CloudKit throttles. Plus, find out how to recognize and resolve synchronization issues when working with NSPersistentCloudKitContainer, and how to explore details inside the container by capturing and analyzing a sysdiagnose.

View the full list of new resources


Catch up on the latest updates

App Store Connect upload requirement: Starting April 29, 2024, uploaded apps must be built with Xcode 15 for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, tvOS 17, or watchOS 10.
Updates to support app distribution changes in the European Union: Learn how we’re continuing to provide new ways to understand and utilize these changes.
App Store Connect update: Learn about changes to app statuses and support for features related to alternative app distribution in the EU.
App Store Connect API 3.3: Manage distribution keys, alternative distribution packages, and marketplace search for alternative app distribution in the EU.

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