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  • Accessible technology development roundup: Apple’s dedication to OS X accessibility is questioned

    Posted February 10, 2014 - 7:30 am

    One blind user explains why he’s switching from OS X to Windows, a Facebook engineer talks about their accessibility efforts and developers in Australia create an open source screen reader for Windows
  • iOS app provisioning during member center outage

    Posted August 1, 2013 - 12:00 am

    While most of the services related to the Apple Developer Portal outage have been restored, there is still one component left dark on the live status page that can cause you some problems. Xcode Automatic Configuration.
  • App economy expected to double by 2017 to $151B

    Posted July 15, 2013 - 1:15 pm

    The combined value of paid apps, app-enabled purchases of goods and services and in-app advertising is expected to double to $151 billion in the U.S. by 2017, AppNation said.
  • New Groundwork Web dev framework shows promise

    Posted February 25, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    The open source project enables development of applications scaling from handheld devices to large-format televisions.
  • Diary of an app maker: what it's like to develop for iOS

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:25 am

    In my time at Macworld, I’ve reviewed and tested numerous iOS apps. I’ve also reported on the challenges that iOS developers face. But it was only recently that I built my first iOS app, along with developer (and frequent Macworld contributor) Marco Tabini. The experience left me with insights into the iOS development process that I probably would never have otherwise discovered, and a better understanding of what the developers of many of our favorite apps go through on a regular basis.
  • App fragmentation issue is bigger than Android

    Posted April 26, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    Fragmentation of the Android platform is being blamed for a decline in developer enthusiasm for the platform, but the real fragmentation challenge for app developers is a much broader issue that just Android.
  • Apple clarifies Mac App Store rules

    Posted December 3, 2010 - 5:42 pm

    Make no mistake: the news that Apple would be launching a Mac App Store was probably the most significant story to come out of the company's Back to the Mac event in October--or at least the one with the most far-reaching implications. But since that initial push, which promised that the store would open within 90 days, Apple's been largely quiet about the new venture. On Friday, however, it updated its Developer News page with three tidbits of information for developers looking to submit apps.
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