Apple Developer app readies for WWDC 2020 with new video features

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Everything you need to know about WWDC 2020 will be found in this app.
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Apple is gearing up for its first-ever digital-only Worldwide Developers Conference in June with a fresh update to the Apple Developer app.

Formerly called the WWDC app, the Apple Developer app is the one-stop-shop for all the in-depth information developers need on iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS and all the other Apple platforms. Today’s big update adds some key new features that will make it easier and faster for developers to digest all the new info that comes out of WWDC 2020.

Check out the list of new goodies:

• Watch videos at multiple playback speeds.
• Interact with the full video transcripts.
• Share stories from the Discover tab and view them on the web.
• You’ll also see accessibility improvements, and other enhancements and bug fixes

WWDC goes digital

Apple revealed earlier this month that all the in-person aspects of WWDC 2020 have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The iPhone-maker has offered up videos of all its WWDC sessions via the Apple developer app. For most developers that never get to attend the event in person not a lot has changed.

“We are delivering WWDC 2020 this June in an innovative way to millions of developers around the world, bringing the entire developer community together with a new experience,” said Phil Schiller in a statement announcing the changes.

Full details on what to expect from the online-only event will be made available as the event draws closer. Apple hasn’t even given an exact date for when WWDC 2020 will start but has said it will take place in June.