After almost two hours of new product declarations, Apple execs wrapped up the WWDC 2021 keynote address with a brief glance at some new developer tools that should help make the process of making apps for the Mac somewhat more streamlined.
“We’re thrilled to provide our developer community with powerful new tools and technologies to help create even more compelling and higher-quality apps, while engaging with their users in all new ways through the App Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations, said during the keynote. “With the robust set of tools included in Xcode Cloud, continuing innovation in the Swift programming language, a wide range of new APIs, and even more ways to reach users — Apple’s platforms have never been stronger.”
Apple debuted the new Xcode Cloud service which offers parallel testing in the cloud. This will empower developers to at the same time test their application on every device in the Apple ecosystem while freeing up their respective laptops for different tasks.
Much really exciting, Apple reported that its Testflight tool, which permits developers to share their applications with non-designer beta testers, is at last migrating to MacOS. Testflight had until this point been an iOS exclusive however with this move, designers will actually want to all the more rapidly and effectively test in-application buys and other Mac features.
Hope to see these new features show up by this fall.