For all members of the Apple Developer Program and Apple Developer Enterprise Program, the Cupertino tech giant has launched a new ‘Ask Apple’ series of interactive Q&A sessions and one-on-one consultations on a variety of topics for free.
The new Ask Apple series for developers is built on the company’s successful programs like Meet with App Store Experts and Tech Talks which offer over 200 live presentations and extensive office hours to developers.
Developers can now directly ‘Ask Apple’ experts via Q&A on Slack or during one-on-one office hours
Participating developers in Ask Apple can ask questions via Slack or in one-on-one office hours directly from Apple evangelists, engineers, and designers for support, insight, and feedback on a diverse range of topics. And they can also engage with other developers from around the world.
Furthermore, Office hours focus on creating and distributing apps that incorporate the latest technology and design and they will be hosted in multiple languages and in time zones around the world.
- 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
- Preparing their apps for the new OS and hardware releases
- Ask for code-level assistance
- Design Guidance
- Ask for input on implementing technologies and frameworks
- Advice on resolving issues
- Help with App Review Guidelines and distribution tools
As an ongoing series, the first round of Ask Apple opportunities will commence from October 17 to 21.
Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing said:
“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. 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.”
CEO of Better Kids and founder of the educational app Wisdom: The World of Emotions, Ondine Bullot said:
“I vividly remember attending one-on-one office hours. It was one of the most creative sessions in terms of imagining new features and use cases for our app. One idea that emerged, which we are currently working on, is integrating Siri to our app so kids can say ‘Hey Siri, I need help with my emotions,’ which would prompt Wisdom — our app’s main character — to guide them through different calming strategies.
Our app offers a plethora of content: interactive games, AR, guided meditations, practice activities, printables, parenting tips, teaching resources. Thanks to Apple experts’ feedback, we recently redesigned our app’s navigation to create separate paths for children, educators, and parents which helped clarify which resources are relevant to each one of them. We also redesigned our meditation section to make it more visual and user-friendly for children.”