As is to be expected with each new seeding of an iOS (Beta), Apple has tonight also updated its development toolkit Xcode to include a new version of its own programming language, Swift, while also updating its Apple Watch development suite – WatchKit.
Apple’s Xcode was designed to give developers the user interface, and user experience, tools required for them to develop the next-generation of apps for the iOS and Mac platforms. With the seeding of iOS 8.3 (Beta 2), Xcode 6.3 has reached Beta 2.
Xcode 6.3 (Beta 2) has also seen Apple update its Swift language to version 1.2.
Meanwhile, the latest available public version of Xcode remains at 6.1.1.
Following the company beginning to ask developers to get their apps ready for the Apple Watch’s eventual retail debut, back in November, WatchKit has tonight reached build number 12F5037c.
Apple Watch apps will be made up of two parts, that will be directly facilitated by the development framework offered by WatchKit.
1. A WatchKit extension that runs on iPhone and a set of user interface resources that are installed on Apple Watch. Apple says that when your app is launched on Apple Watch, the WatchKit extension on iPhone “runs in the background to update the user interface and respond to user interactions.”
2. Glances – small pieces of information available at a glance. These may also include the delivering of actionable notifications to the user.
Both software updates are available to download directly from the Dev Center.