This week started with great product releases from Apple. Airtags, New iMac, iPad with M1 Chip, Purple iPhone, new Apple TV. Watch the event round up here.
If you are developing apps for iOS, App Store has updated the AppTrackingTransparency Requirements, in which you would need to ask permission to the users to track user data. Good move towards privacy.
😷 As Covid19 situation getting worse day by day around the world, it’s very important for everyone to use mask, sanitise periodically and go out only if necessary. Stay safe and Keep Coding.
App Store Connect Update - You can now submit apps built with Xcode 12.5 RC using the SDK for iOS 14.5 RC, iPadOS 14.5 RC, tvOS 14.5 RC, and watchOS 7.4 RC to the App Store.
Upcoming AppTrackingTransparency requirements - With the upcoming public release of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and tvOS 14.5, all apps must use the AppTrackingTransparency framework to request the user’s permission to track them or to access their device’s advertising identifier. Unless you receive permission from the user to enable tracking, the device’s advertising identifier value will be all zeros and you may not track them.
App Store submission update - Starting April 26, 2021, all iPhone and iPad apps submitted to the App Store must be built with Xcode 12 and the iOS 14 SDK or later. The iOS SDK provides access to exciting new features like App Clips, Home screen widgets, ARKit, RealityKit, and much more.
Android 12 Developer Preview 3 - Google I/O 2021 is just a few weeks away and we’re looking forward to sharing all of the latest news in Android with you soon! To take us one step closer, today we’re sharing Developer Preview 3, the next milestone release of Android 12, for your testing and feedback.
Venmo is adding support for users to buy, store, and sell cryptocurrency - Venmo is releasing a feature that will allow users the option to store, buy, and sell popular cryptocurrencies, PayPal announced on Tuesday. Similar to PayPal, Venmo will support four different cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin. PayPal had said last year that Venmo would get support for cryptocurrencies.
Microsoft’s Visual Studio for Mac getting complete overhaul with native UI and more - Microsoft has announced that a public preview for its Visual Studio 2022 will be coming soon. Along with a number of changes and enhancements, the latest app development software will arrive with an all-new Mac version that includes a native UI, improved performance and reliability, support for macOS accessibility features, and more.