With just days to go until this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has issued its annual update to the official WWDC app.
Following the app gaining support for Apple Watch in 2015, later adding full support for multitasking on iPad at the back end of last year, Apple’s WWDC app has been designed especially to give those planning to attend next Monday’s keynote in San Jose, CA the ability to see information relating to this year’s developer sessions.
Updating at the top of the week just in time for this year’s conference, version 6.0 will allow users to watch curated video playlists focused on featured themes, as they view interactive venue and street maps, and discover important info about WWDC’s place of holding via the brand new “Venue” tab.
This year, there’s an added bonus too: That’s because you can actually use all of the app’s features without having to sign in.
It’s worth noting that version 5.0 of the app released last year introduced full support for live-streaming, for both iOS and tvOS.
So come next Monday, not only will those not in attendance at the conference be able to tune in to proceedings via Apple’s official website (to be updated shortly), the firm will in addition be providing a live-stream of its mainstay keynote directly to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV users via the newly-updated WWDC app.
Plus, the WWDC app also makes use of geofencing at the conference. This means you can receive notifications whilst at WWDC, dependent on your location inside the convention centre.
Note: You can opt-out of using this feature by editing your iOS location privacy settings, by heading to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
Set to run from June 5-9, the conference will begin with a 2-hour keynote to be held at San Jose’s 5,000-seater McEnery Convention Center – beginning 10AM PT.
Developer sessions are expected to be put on for the $1599-per-ticket attendees, afterwards.
As ever, we’ll be on hand to provide coverage of this year’s conference. In the meantime, though, be sure to hit up our dedicated WWDC 17 hub for the latest news and announcements leading up to the event …