Discover Metal Performance HUD
Get to know the new heads-up display panel built to help you analyze graphics performance in real time. Metal Performance HUD displays key graphics statistics so you can monitor, log, and identify tough-to-spot performance problems.
Get started with product page optimization
Help make your App Store product page even more relevant and effective with product page optimization. We'll explore details of the feature, take you through the setup process in App Store Connect including how to test different app icons, screenshots and app previews, and share testing...
Get started with custom product pages
Learn how you can create additional versions of your App Store product page and showcase different features or content within your app. We'll explore how you can create pages for a specific aspect of your app or a specific audience, show you how to set it up in App Store Connect, and highlight...
Get started with custom offer codes
Discover how you can complement existing offer codes campaigns with custom, repeatable codes to provide even more flexibility to acquire and retain subscribers. We'll take you through the latest enhancements to offer codes, provide engineering guidance, explore best practices, and show you how to...
Optimize subscriptions for success: acquisition
Learn how you can acquire subscribers and grow your business using App Store features. We'll explore subscriber acquisition strategies, share implementation best practices, and show you how to integrate these processes into your app for success.
Support customers with StoreKit 2 and App Store Server API
Discover how you can use StoreKit 2, App Store Server API, and App Store Server Notifications to create great in-app purchase experiences for your customers and offer support and refunds. We'll explore implementation approaches, provide best practices and take you through customer management and...
Discover advances in Metal for A15 Bionic
Discover how you can elevate your apps and games with Metal and the A15 Bionic. We'll help you take advantage of Apple GPU family 8 with the latest Metal features: Learn how to save memory with Lossy Compression, dive into complex shadow mapping techniques with Sparse Depth and Stencil Textures,...
Improve Object Detection models in Create ML
When you train custom Core ML models for object detection in Create ML, you can bring image understanding to your app. Discover how transfer learning allows you to build smaller models with less training data. We'll also take you through some of the advanced parameters in Create ML that help you...
Discover Metal enhancements for A14 Bionic
Explore how Metal is bringing sophisticated rendering and powerful compute features to A14 Bionic. We'll take you through the Metal capabilities delivered in the Apple GPU Family 7 feature set, including new texture addressing modes, fast SIMD reduction and matrix multiplication operations, and a...
Explore UI animation hitches and the render loop
Explore how you can improve the performance of your app's user interface by identifying scrolling and animation hitches in your app. We'll take you through how hitches happen in the render loop, and explain how to measure hitch time ratio and fix the issues that most impact people using your app.
Demystify and eliminate hitches in the render phase
When you implement complex view hierarchies in your app, you may run into animation hitches. Demystify how your views are turned into pixels during the render phase, and learn how to use Instruments to uncover issues in this part of the render loop. Discover how to eliminate offscreen passes and...
Find and fix hitches in the commit phase
Discover how to render smoother animations in your app by troubleshooting the commit phase of your render loop. Dive into the mechanics of this phase, and learn how to use Instruments to uncover the source of hitches in your app, eliminate them, and avoid them outright.
Using Web Inspector with tvOS Apps
With Web Inspector, you can debug web content on several Apple platforms, including tvOS. This video introduces you to Web Inspector's powerful debugging capabilities, and takes you through the features designed to accelerate debugging of TVML content in your tvOS app.
Web Inspector Walkthrough
Web Inspector is packed with features designed to make inspection, debugging and delivery of your web content a breeze. Get an overview of the latest features including major layouts, tabs, buttons, and other capabilities that make Web Inspector a powerful web development tool.
Link fast: Improve build and launch times
Discover how to improve your app's build and runtime linking performance. We'll take you behind the scenes to learn more about linking, your options, and the latest updates that improve the link performance of your app.
What's new in Swift-DocC
Join us for an exciting update on Swift-DocC and learn how you can write and share documentation for your own projects. We'll explore improvements to Swift-DocC navigation and share how you can compile documentation for application targets and Objective-C code. We'll also show you how to publish...
Improve the discoverability of your Swift-DocC content
Explore the navigation experience for Swift-DocC on the web. We'll show you how you can organize and optimize your content to help guide developers through documentation about your frameworks and applications. We'll also share enhanced techniques to help readers browse your documentation with ease.
Use Xcode to develop a multiplatform app
Learn how you can build apps for multiple Apple platforms using Xcode 14. We'll show you how to streamline app targets, maintain a common codebase, and share settings by default. We'll also explore how you can customize your app for each platform through conditionalizing your settings and code.
Create Swift Package plugins
Tailor your development workflow and learn how to write your own package plugins in Swift. We'll show you how you can extend Xcode's functionality by using the PackagePlugin API to generate source code or automate release tasks and share best practices for creating great plugins.
Deep dive into Xcode Cloud for teams
Learn how you can use Apple's continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) service with development teams of any size to help you deliver high-quality apps. We'll show you how to integrate Xcode Cloud into your team's existing app development process and efficiently use Xcode Cloud in...
Debug Swift debugging with LLDB
Learn how you can set up complex Swift projects for debugging. We'll take you on a deep dive into the internals of LLDB and debug info. We'll also share best practices for complex scenarios such as debugging code built on build servers or code from custom build systems.
What's new in Xcode
Discover the latest productivity and performance advancements in Xcode 14. We'll introduce you to the fully redesigned SwiftUI canvas experience, explore enhancements to code completion and navigation, and take you through performance improvements we've made throughout the entire development...
Meet Swift Package plugins
Discover how you can perform actions on Swift packages and Xcode projects with Swift package plugins. We'll go over how these plugins work and explore how you can use them to generate source code and automate your development workflow.
Demystify parallelization in Xcode builds
Learn how the Xcode build system extracts maximum parallelism from your builds. We'll explore how you can structure your project to improve build efficiency, take you through the process for resolving relationships between targets' build phases in Xcode, and share how you can take full advantage...
Simplify C++ templates with concepts
Discover how C++20 features can take your C++ code to the next level. We'll introduce concepts and explore how you can use it to find errors faster in your generic C++ code. We'll also discuss the latest enhancements to the constexpr feature and show how you can leverage it to improve your app's...
Power down: Improve battery consumption
Discover how you can limit your power usage and help people get even more out of your app. We'll show you how you can reduce battery drain from your app by making four key changes to your code. Learn how to add Dark Mode to your app and benefit from OLED displays, audit frame rates from secondary...
Author fast and reliable tests for Xcode Cloud
Discover how you can create effective testing plans for Xcode Cloud, Apple's continuous integration and continuous delivery service. We'll show you how testing can be an essential tool to consistently verify your code works correctly. Learn how you can author fast, reliable, and efficient tests...
Create engaging content for Swift Playgrounds
Learn how you can build guided instructional content designed for Swift Playgrounds. Follow along with us as we explore how you can add a guide to a completed sample code project. We'll demonstrate how to add tasks to your learning center to show off relevant code and optional experiment tasks...
Improve app size and runtime performance
Learn how we've optimized the Swift and Objective-C runtimes to help you make your app smaller, quicker, and launch faster. Discover how you can get access to efficient protocol checks, smaller message send calls, and optimized ARC simply when you build your app with Xcode 14 and update your...
Build your first app in Swift Playgrounds
Learn how you can easily prototype and build apps with Swift Playgrounds. We'll show you how to create an app from a blank project, build its interface with SwiftUI, and use Swift Package Manager to add extra functionality from an open source package. We'll also explore how you can debug issues...
Track down hangs with Xcode and on-device detection
Learn how you can increase responsiveness and eliminate hangs in your app and make even better experiences. Hang out with the Performance Tools team as we explore how you can track down these issues — and even stop them from occurring in the first place. We'll take you through the latest...
Get the most out of Xcode Cloud
Discover how you can get the most out of Xcode Cloud, Apple's continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) service. We'll take you through an overview of Xcode Cloud and how it connects with Xcode and App Store Connect. We'll also explore the Xcode Cloud Usage Dashboard in App Store...
Use Xcode for server-side development
Discover how you can create, build, and deploy a Swift server app alongside your pre-existing Xcode projects within the same workspace. We'll show you how to create your own local app and test endpoints using Xcode, and explore how you can structure and share code between server and client apps...
Meet DocC documentation in Xcode
Discover how you can use DocC to build and share documentation for Swift packages and frameworks. We'll show you how to begin generating documentation from your own code — or from third-party code you depend upon — and write and format it using Markdown. And we'll also take you through the export...
Explore Xcode Cloud workflows
Learn how Xcode Cloud workflows can help you and your team automate building, analyzing, testing, archiving, and distributing your apps and frameworks. They are flexible, extensible, and can be configured around your team's development and distribution process. Find out the basics of Xcode Cloud...
Build interfaces with style
Discover how you can iterate upon your interfaces even more quickly when building your apps. Learn how you can modernize your UI with the latest button styles and table view cell content configurations, both of which give you greater control directly inside of Interface Builder. We'll show you...
Host and automate your DocC documentation
Find out how you can easily host your Swift package and framework DocC documentation online. We'll take you through configuring your web server to host your generated DocC archives, and help you learn to use the xcodebuild tool to automate documentation generation and keep your web content...
Symbolication: Beyond the basics
Discover how you can achieve maximum performance and insightful debugging with your app. Symbolication is at the center of tools such as Instruments and LLDB to help bridge the layers between your application's runtime and your source code. Learn how this process works and the steps you can take...
Review code and collaborate in Xcode
Explore the latest enhancements to code review and pull requests in Xcode. Learn more about diff display preferences, commit selectors, changes navigator, and pull request workflows. We'll show you how you can collaborate with your team and find regressions by connecting your code review and PR...
Explore Digital Crown, Trackpad, and iPad pointer automation
Learn how you can interact with devices in UI Tests in Xcode 13. Discover newly-automatable input methods including iPadOS pointer, watchOS Digital Crown, and enhanced macOS trackpad scrolling APIs.
Evaluate videos with the Advanced Video Quality Tool
Learn how the Advanced Video Quality Tool (AVQT) can help you accurately assess the perceptual quality of your compressed video files. Utilizing the AVFoundation framework, AVQT supports a wide range of video formats, codecs, resolutions and frame-rates in both the SDR and HDR domains, which...
Localize your SwiftUI app
Learn how to localize your SwiftUI app and make it available to a global audience. Explore how you can localize strings in SwiftUI, including those with styles and formatting. We'll demonstrate how you can save time by having SwiftUI automatically handle tasks such as layout and keyboard...
Build interactive tutorials using DocC
Discover how you can author immersive tutorials from scratch with DocC. We'll demonstrate how you can bring together rich instructions, example code, and images through the DocC syntax to showcase your Swift framework in action. And we'll go over how to create progressive training that can...
Discover and curate Swift Packages using Collections
Whether you're curating packages for your team, for education purposes, or to share with other developers, Swift Package Collections can help you discover, explore and import new packages into your project. Discover improvements in the Swift Package workflow using Collections, and learn how you...
Detect and diagnose memory issues
Discover how you can understand and diagnose memory performance problems with Xcode. We'll take you through the latest updates to Xcode's tools, explore Metrics, check out the memgraph collection feature in XCTest, and learn how to catch regressions using a Performance XCTest.
Discover breakpoint improvements
Breakpoints can help you debug issues by allowing you to pause and inspect problems in the middle of a process. Discover the latest improvements to breakpoints in Xcode including column and unresolved breakpoints. We'll also go over best practices for general breakpoints and LLDB tips and tricks.
Explore advanced project configuration in Xcode
Working with more complex Xcode projects? You've come to the right place. Discover how you can configure your project to build for multiple Apple platforms, filter content per-platform, create custom build rules and file dependencies, and more. We'll take you through multi-platform framework...
Optimize high-end games for Apple GPUs
Optimize your high-end games for Apple GPUs: We'll show you how you can use our rendering and debugging tools to eliminate performance issues and make your games great on Apple platforms. Learn from our experiences working with developers at Larian Studios and 4A Games as we help them optimize...
Customize your advanced Xcode Cloud workflows
Xcode Cloud integrates with Apple Developer tools and services, all major source control management services, and even social collaboration tools like Slack. If your development process relies on additional tools and external services, however, you can fine-tune your workflows and the behavior of...
Diagnose unreliable code with test repetitions
Test repetitions can help you debug even the most unreliable code. Discover how you can use the maximum repetitions, until failure, and retry on failure testing modes within test plans, Xcode, and xcodebuild to track down bugs and crashers and make your app more stable for everyone. To get the...
Discover Metal debugging, profiling, and asset creation tools
Explore how Xcode can help you take your Metal debugging, profiling and asset creation workflows to the next level. Discover the latest tools for ray tracing and GPU profiling, and learn about Metal Debugger workflows. We'll also show you how to use the Texture Converter tool, which supports all...
Distribute apps in Xcode with cloud signing
Discover how to distribute your apps directly to App Store Connect and all the distribution methods supported in Xcode. Explore how to automate distribution for your apps, and learn about improvements to the distribution workflow like cloud signing, app record creation, and build number management.
Analyze HTTP traffic in Instruments
Learn to use the Instruments Network template to record and analyze your app's HTTP traffic. We'll show you how to explore and visualize the behavior of sessions, tasks, and individual HTTP requests to ensure data is transmitted efficiently and respects people's privacy.
Understand and eliminate hangs from your app
Discover how you can track down hangs and delays in your app. We'll show you tools and methods to discover hangs and their causes, learn about anti-patterns that can lead to hangs, explore best practices for eliminating hangs like GCD, and provide guidance on when you should consider asynchronous...
Triage TestFlight crashes in Xcode Organizer
Learn how Xcode Organizer makes it easier and faster to triage and fix crashes. We'll explore how you can get access to crash information and feedback from your TestFlight testers just moments after they occur. And we'll show you how to analyze crashes, view metrics, and even share crash...
Automate CloudKit tests with cktool and declarative schema
It's never been easier to test your CloudKit containers. We'll introduce you to cktool, a command-line utility that makes quick work of CloudKit configuration, and learn about the new schema language that allows you to rapidly prototype and evolve containers. We'll also show you how to combine...
Meet Xcode Cloud
Get to know Xcode Cloud, Apple's continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) service for building apps and frameworks for all Apple platforms. Find out how Xcode Cloud can improve both the productivity of your team and the quality of your products. We'll show you how to start your...
Embrace Expected Failures in XCTest
Testing is a crucial part of building a great app: Great tests can help you track down important issues before release, improve your workflow, and provide a quality experience upon release. For issues that can't be immediately resolved, however, XCTest can help provide better context around those...
Faster and simpler notarization for Mac apps
Notarization works in tandem with macOS to help people safely download software for their Mac outside of the App Store. Discover how notarytool can help you quickly and easily notarize your Mac app for distribution. We'll show you how you can now notarize your apps with just a single command, and...
Diagnose Power and Performance regressions in your app
Quickly discover how to identify priorities when viewing power and performance regressions. Learn how to track metrics that have regressed with device-and percentile-specific information, so you can focus your efforts on optimization and save valuable development time. We'll also show you how to...
Ultimate application performance survival guide
Performance optimization can seem like a daunting task — with many metrics to track and tools to use. Fear not: Our survival guide to app performance is here to help you understand tooling, metrics, and paradigms that can help smooth your development process and contribute to a great experience...
Elevate your DocC documentation in Xcode
Great documentation can help people effectively and easily adopt your Swift framework. Discover how you can create rich, conceptual articles to accompany your API. You'll learn best practices for writing articles, including how to structure your documentation, and find out how to create...
Meet TestFlight on Mac
TestFlight has come to Mac. Learn how you can manage builds and testers, collect feedback, and deploy your macOS app. Discover enhancements for internal testing and new features that integrate with Xcode Cloud to make testing even easier on all platforms.
Detect bugs early with the static analyzer
Discover how Xcode can automatically track down infinite loops, unused code, and other issues before you even run your app. Learn how, with a single click, Xcode can analyze your project to discover security issues, logical bugs, and other hard-to-spot errors in Objective-C, C, and C++. We'll...
Edit and play back HDR video with AVFoundation
Find out how you can support HDR editing and playback in your macOS app, and how you can determine if a specific hardware configuration is eligible for HDR playback. We'll show you how to use AVMutableVideoComposition with the built-in compositor and easily edit HDR content, explain how you can...
Discover Core Image debugging techniques
Find and fix rendering and optimization issues in your Core Image pipeline with Xcode environment variable. Discover how you can set the environment variable for visualizing your Core Image graphs. You'll learn how to generate Core Image graphs and how to interpret them to discover memory, color,...
Visually edit SwiftUI views
Help your apps be the best versions of themselves: Discover how you can leverage Xcode Previews and SwiftUI to quickly iterate upon and improve your app. Find out how you can use the Previews canvas to build your app from the ground up, and view your interface in different environments like Light...
Use Swift on AWS Lambda with Xcode
Serverless functions are increasingly becoming popular for running event-driven or otherwise ad-hoc compute tasks in the cloud, allowing developers to more easily scale and control compute costs. Discover how to use the new Swift AWS Lambda Runtime package to build serverless functions in Swift,...
Get your test results faster
Improve your testing suite to speed up your feedback loop and get fixes in faster. Learn more about the latest improvements to testing in Xcode, including how to leverage test plans, Xcodebuild updates, and APIs to eliminate never-ending and badly-behaved tests. We'll explore Test Timeouts and...
Use model deployment and security with Core ML
Discover how to deploy Core ML models outside of your app binary, giving you greater flexibility and control when bringing machine learning features to your app. And learn how Core ML Model Deployment enables you to deliver revised models to your app without requiring an app update. We'll also...
What's new in Mac Catalyst
Discover the latest updates to Mac Catalyst and find out how you can bring your iPadOS app to the Mac. Explore enhancements to the application lifecycle, integrate new extensions into your apps, and learn how the new look and feel of macOS impacts Mac Catalyst apps. Get a taste of the new...
Core Data: Sundries and maxims
Core Data is the central way to durably and persistently store information from your app — and we're going to show you how to refine that implementation for even faster data ingest and fetching. Discover how you can improve data capture with batch insert, tailor fetch requests to your data needs,...
Decipher and deal with common Siri errors
“Sorry, there was a problem with the app..." Don't let Siri errors get you down: Learn how to debug your Siri intents and create great integrations people can use through voice or the Shortcuts app. We'll look at common intent errors, how to test for them, and the path to a seamless Siri...
Refine Objective-C frameworks for Swift
Fine-tune your Objective-C headers to work beautifully in Swift. We'll show you how to take an unwieldy Objective-C framework and transform it into an API that feels right at home. Learn about the suite of annotations you can use to provide richer type information, more idiomatic names, and...
Eliminate animation hitches with XCTest
Animations can dramatically enhance the user experience of your app, provide a sense of direct manipulation, and help people to better understand the results of their actions. Animation hitches can break that experience. Discover how to use XCTest to detect interruptions to smooth scrolling and...
Structure your app for SwiftUI previews
When you use SwiftUI previews during development, you can quickly create apps that are more flexible and maintainable. Discover ways to improve the preview experience by making small tweaks to your project. Find out how to preview multiple files at once, how to manage data flow for previews, and...
Diagnose performance issues with the Xcode Organizer
Analyze aggregated power and performance data from multiple versions of your app with just a few clicks. We'll introduce you to the latest version of the Xcode Organizer and its interactive interface, where you can easily compare and contrast app metrics across releases. Explore disk write...
Build localization-friendly layouts using Xcode
Localizing your app is a wonderful way to share your work with a worldwide audience and make it relevant to more cultures and languages. We'll show you how you can prepare for localization before ever translating a word by building thoughtful layouts for your app. Learn how to structure your UI...
Explore Packages and Projects with Xcode Playgrounds
Xcode Playgrounds helps developers explore Swift and framework APIs and provides a scratchpad for rapid experimentation. Learn how Xcode Playgrounds utilizes Xcode's modern build system, provides improved support for resources, and integrates into your projects, frameworks, and Swift packages to...
Identify trends with the Power and Performance API
Track your app's performance metrics in custom team dashboards, bug reporting systems, and other custom workflows with the Power and Performance Metrics and Diagnostics API. Explore how you can access the same data that drives the Power and Performance analysis tools in Xcode to quickly identify...
Build GPU binaries with Metal
Power up your shader pipeline with enhancements to the Metal shader compilation model — all leading to a dramatic reduction in Pipeline State Object (PSO) loading time, especially upon first launch. Learn about explicit PSO caching and sharing of GPU binaries using Metal binary archives and...
Why is my app getting killed?
Put on your detective's hat: It's time to track down those unruly app terminations. We'll outline the six major reasons apps terminate in the background, and show you how you can use MetricKit to to help you identify key statistics to drive down the rate of terminations. Learn how to prevent...
Port your Mac app to Apple silicon
Your porting questions, answered: Learn how to recompile your macOS app for Apple silicon Macs and build universal apps that launch faster, have better performance, and support the future of the platform. We'll show you how Xcode makes it simple to build a universal macOS binary and go through...
Advancements in the Objective-C runtime
Dive into the microscopic world of low-level bits and bytes that underlie every Objective-C and Swift class. Find out how recent changes to internal data structures, method lists, and tagged pointers provide better performance and lower memory usage. We'll demonstrate how to recognize and fix...
Introduction to SwiftUI
Explore the world of declarative-style programming: Discover how to build a fully-functioning SwiftUI app from scratch as we explain the benefits of writing declarative code and how SwiftUI and Xcode can combine forces to help you build great apps, faster.
What's new in MetricKit
Quickly detect power and performance regressions and troubleshoot app issues when you adopt MetricKit. Discover the latest trackable metrics for your app, including CPU instructions, animation hitches, and exit reasons. And learn about diagnostics in MetricKit that can help you troubleshoot...
Optimize the interface of your Mac Catalyst app
Discover how to tailor your Mac Catalyst app so that it looks and feels even more at home on the Mac by using the new “Optimize Interface for Mac” option in Xcode. Explore new layout and appearance options for Catalyst apps, and learn how they can provide you with graphical performance gains,...
Background execution demystified
Are you mystified about why and when your app gets background processing time? No need for a crystal ball! We'll show you how to tackle the seven major factors that impact background runtime, and how you can integrate background modes that help your app come back to the foreground faster, run...
Export HDR media in your app with AVFoundation
Discover how to author and export high dynamic range (HDR) content in your app using AVFoundation. Learn about high dynamic range and how you can take advantage of it in your app. We'll show you how to implement feature sets that allow people to export HDR content, go over supported HDR formats,...
Decode ProRes with AVFoundation and VideoToolbox
Make decoding and displaying ProRes content easier in your Mac app: Learn how to implement an optimal graphics pipeline by leveraging AVFoundation and VideoToolbox's decoding capabilities. We'll share best practices and performance considerations for your app, show you how to integrate...
Handle interruptions and alerts in UI tests
Learn how to anticipate potential interruptions to your app's interface and build smart tests to identify them. UI interruptions often appear indeterminately, typically during onboarding or first launch, which can make them hard to track down. Learn how to understand interruptions, write stronger...
Build Image and Video Style Transfer models in Create ML
Bring stylized effects to your photos and videos with Style Transfer in Create ML. Discover how you can train models in minutes that make it easy to bring creative visual features to your app. Learn about the training process and the options you have for controlling the results. And we'll explore...
Broaden your reach with Siri Event Suggestions
Whether you're hosting event information in your app, on the web, or in an email, Siri Event Suggestions can help people keep track of their commitments — without compromising their privacy. We'll show you how to set up your reservations so that they automatically show up in the Calendar app and...
Write tests to fail
Plan for failure: Design great tests to help you find and diagnose even the toughest bugs. Learn how to improve your automated tests with XCTest to find hidden issues in even the best code. We'll explain how to prepare your tests for failure to make triaging issues easier, letting you solve...
Explore the new system architecture of Apple silicon Macs
Discover how Macs with Apple silicon will deliver modern advantages using Apple's System-on-Chip (SoC) architecture. Leveraging a unified memory architecture for CPU and GPU tasks, Mac apps will see amazing performance benefits from Apple silicon tuned frameworks such as Metal and Accelerate...
Debug GPU-side errors in Metal
Track down even the trickiest GPU-side programming errors with enhanced reporting in Xcode 12. While Metal's API validation layer can catch most problems in a project, GPU errors can cause a host of difficult-to-debug issues. Get an introduction to GPU-side errors and learn how to find and...
Add custom views and modifiers to the Xcode Library
The Xcode Library is an easy way for you to discover available SwiftUI views and drag and drop them to the Xcode Previews canvas, enabling rich visual editing of your app. We'll show you how to extend the content of the Xcode Library with your own views and modifiers, optimizing for reusability...
XCTSkip your tests
Get the test results that matter — and skip the ones that don't. Discover how you can implement XCTSkip to conditionally avoid tests at runtime. We'll take you through how to return this new test result and better document tests beyond pass and fail within your test bundle. To get the most out...
Build an Action Classifier with Create ML
Discover how to build Action Classification models in Create ML. With a custom action classifier, your app can recognize and understand body movements in real-time from videos or through a camera. We'll show you how to use samples to easily train a Core ML model to identify human actions like...
Design high quality Siri media interactions
Demystify the art of designing Siri experiences for your music and audio apps: We'll show you how to think about crafting great interactions and how you can provide custom vocabulary so that Siri can respond with more accuracy and personality. We'll also explain how you can debug common errors...
Build Metal-based Core Image kernels with Xcode
Learn how to integrate and load Core Image kernels written in the Metal Shading Language into your application, and discover how you can apply these image filters to create unique effects. Explore how to use Xcode rules and naming conventions for Core Image kernels written in Metal Shading...
Gain insights into your Metal app with Xcode 12
Learn how to locate graphics issues in minutes with Metal's debugging and performance optimization tools in Xcode 12. We'll show you how to diagnose problems quickly using Metal Debugger. Discover the new summary view, which suggests ways to improve memory usage, bandwidth, performance, and...
iPad and iPhone apps on Apple silicon Macs
Apple silicon Macs can run many iPad and iPhone apps as-is, and these apps will be made available to users on the Mac through the Mac App Store. Discover how iPad and iPhone apps run on Apple silicon Macs, and the factors that make your apps come across better. Learn how to test your app for the...
Triage test failures with XCTIssue
Put your test failures to work: Learn how to triage and diagnose uncaught issues in your app using the latest testing APIs in Xcode. We'll show you how to help ease your testing workflow and put failures into context to help you deliver the best quality product. For more information on designing...
Introducing StoreKit Testing in Xcode
Discover StoreKit Testing in Xcode — a local environment for testing your in-app purchases without needing to connect to App Store servers. We'll show you how to set up a test environment, create a StoreKit configuration file, and prepare to validate receipts locally. We'll also explain how to...
Optimize Metal apps and games with GPU counters
GPU counters can help you precisely measure GPU utilization to pinpoint bottlenecks and optimize workloads for your Metal apps and games. We'll walk you through the tools available in the Metal System Trace instrument and Metal Debugger in Xcode 12 to profile your graphics workload, and show you...
Optimize the Core Image pipeline for your video app
Explore how you can harness the processing power of Core Image and optimize video performance within your app. We'll show you how to build your Core Image pipeline for applying effects to your video in your apps: Discover how to reduce your app's memory footprint when using CIContext, and learn...
Become a Simulator expert
Simulator runs your iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, or watchOS apps directly on your Mac — no separate device required. We'll give you a tour of the app's latest tools and features and show you how to sharpen your Simulator skills. Discover how to test pointer and trackpad support, adjust Simulator...
Optimizing App Launch
Slow app launches are frustrating. Learn about the new app launch instrument and discover how to make your app launch fast. Gain insights into what happens during app launch and how to minimize, prioritize, and optimize work at this critical time. Hear tips and tricks from the engineers making...
What's New in App Store Connect
App Store Connect continues to improve its role in each step of your app's lifecycle with new features that make your app submission, management, and distribution experience better than ever. Learn about the latest enhancements and discover new ways to ensure each release of your app is better...
Getting Started with Xcode
Xcode is the development environment for creating great apps for Apple platforms. Find out how to take advantage of Xcode features to go all the way from a new project to App Store distribution. Along the way, you'll learn how to navigate the Xcode user interface, how to take advantage of the...
The Accessibility Inspector enables you to identify parts of your app that are not accessible. It provides feedback on how you can make them accessible, as well as simulating voice-over to help you identify what a Voice Over user would experience. Watch a live-demo of an app being fully debugged...
What's New in Xcode 11
Start the week with a tour of new features in Xcode 11, designed to help you get from idea to product faster than ever. Discover new ways to edit and organize your source code, new capabilities for designing and previewing user interfaces, and great improvements for debugging and testing. Get an...
Core ML 3 Framework
Core ML 3 now enables support for advanced model types that were never before available in on-device machine learning. Learn how model personalization brings amazing personalization opportunities to your app. Gain a deeper understanding of strategies for linking models and improvements to Core ML...
Debugging in Xcode 11
Xcode 11 introduces new features for finding and fixing bugs fast. Discover how to simulate network conditions and thermal states, and how to override your app's runtime environment while debugging. See how the debugging features work with Xcode previews to identify issues before Build & Run...
Advances in App Background Execution
Background execution is a powerful tool your app can leverage to provide a great user experience. Learn about best practices to follow when running in the background, especially if you use VoIP or silent pushes, and an all-new scheduling API that enables long running processing and maintenance...
Great Developer Habits
Successful app development requires mastering a lot of different things. Discover practices you can incorporate into your development workflow to enhance your productivity, and improve your app's performance and stability. Learn how to improve the quality of code you write with Xcode. Gain a...
Developing a Great Profiling Experience
Learn how to add useful tracing to your reusable classes, subsystems, or frameworks. By making it easy to trace your code, you provide adopters with valuable insight and confidence. We'll show you best practices for tracing your Swift and Objective-C code, building custom instruments, and...
Designing for Adverse Network and Temperature Conditions
World-class apps deliver a great user experience, even in the most strenuous environments. Learn how to use Xcode to simulate adverse network and temperature conditions. Put your app through its paces and get a firsthand view of how it performs. Hear about best practices that you can adopt to...
Getting the Most Out of Simulator
Join us for a deep dive into the world of Simulator. Find out how Simulator works, discover features you might not know exist, and get a tour of the command-line interface to Simulator for automation. Learn about native GPU acceleration in Simulator via Metal, and how to optimize your Metal code...
Modeling in Custom Instruments
Custom instruments make it possible to profile your app your way, telling the story of what your app is doing at runtime. At the center of each custom instrument is a modeler. Find out how to build your own modelers that translate from signpost output to the data you want to show in your...
What's New in Clang and LLVM
Keep up with the latest enhancements to C, Objective-C, and C++ made possible by advancements in the Clang compiler and LLVM. Find out about new static analyzer features and how to use them to improve your code. Learn how to take advantage of new optimizations for code size.
Getting Started with Instruments
The Instruments app in Xcode provides a rich set of tools and templates for profiling your app performance. Learn all about Instruments and gain strategies for identifying bottlenecks in your code. See just how to leverage the power of time profiling and points of interest tracking to make...
Adopting Swift Packages in Xcode
Swift packages are a great way to organize and share code, and are now supported while building apps for all Apple platforms in Xcode 11. Find out how to use community-developed packages in your project, how Swift packages are structured, and how package versioning and dependencies work.
Modern Swift API Design
Every programming language has a set of conventions that people come to expect. Learn about the patterns that are common to Swift API design, with examples from new APIs like SwiftUI, Combine, and RealityKit. Whether you're developing an app as part of a team, or you're publishing a library for...
Delivering Optimized Metal Apps and Games
Optimizing performance, memory, and bandwidth are important considerations for resource-intensive Metal apps and games. Learn key best practices to streamline your rendering and attain high frame rates. Understand powerful tools that can help you pinpoint expensive or unexpected GPU work. Dive...
Mastering Xcode Previews
Xcode 11 displays previews of your user interface right in the editor, streamlining the edit-debug-run cycle into a seamless workflow. Learn how previews work, how to optimize the structure of your SwiftUI app for previews, and how to add preview support to your existing views and view controllers.
All About Notarization
Notarization is all about identifying and blocking malicious Mac software prior to distribution, without requiring App Review or the Mac App Store. Introduced last year and already widely adopted by Mac app developers, this is your opportunity to take an in depth tour of Notarization workflows...
Binary Frameworks in Swift
Xcode 11 now fully supports using and creating binary frameworks in Swift. Find out how to simultaneously support devices and Simulator with the new XCFramework bundle type, how Swift module interfaces work, and how to manage changes to your framework over time.
LLDB: Beyond "po"
LLDB is a powerful tool for exploring and debugging your app at runtime. Discover the various ways to display values in your app, how to format custom data types, and how to extend LLDB using your own Python 3 scripts.
Testing in Xcode
Unit testing is an essential tool to consistently verify your code works correctly. Learn about the built-in testing features in Xcode, using XCTest. Find out how to organize your tests and run them under different configurations using test plans, new in Xcode 11. Discover how to automate testing...
Introducing the Create ML App
Bringing the power of Core ML to your app begins with one challenge. How do you create your model? The new Create ML app provides an intuitive workflow for model creation. See how to train, evaluate, test, and preview your models quickly in this easy-to-use tool. Get started with one of the many...
Improving Battery Life and Performance
Learn about new ways to find and fix performance issues during daily development, beta testing, and public release on the App Store. Learn how to catch performance issues during daily development by measuring CPU, memory, and more in your XCTests. Discover how to find issues in the field during...
What's New in Machine Learning
Core ML 3 has been greatly expanded to enable even more amazing, on-device machine learning capabilities in your app. Learn about the new Create ML app which makes it easy to build Core ML models for many tasks. Get an overview of model personalization; exciting updates in Vision, Natural...
Optimizing Storage in Your App
How you store data in your app affects not only disk footprint, but also the performance of your app and the battery life of the device. Learn techniques for optimizing data serialization, working with images, and syncing to disk. Find out how to take advantage of features in SQLite to improve...
Creating Custom Instruments
Understand how custom instruments are useful and when they should be used. Get an in-depth view of the architecture of custom instruments and how to create them. Understand the attributes of a good instrument. Dive into advanced modeling and how to use the CLIPS language.
New Localization Workflows in Xcode 10
The localization process in Xcode 10 has been updated to aid you through the lifecycle of exporting, importing, and testing localized content in your apps. See new functionality added in Xcode 10 and learn how the new localization catalog helps you build world-class, localized apps.
Metal Game Performance Optimization
Realize the full potential of your Metal-based games by tackling common issues that cause frame rate slowdowns, stutters, and stalls. Discover how to clear up jitter and maintain a silky-smooth frame rate with simple changes in frame pacing. Get introduced to new tools for analyzing rendering...
What's New in LLVM
The LLVM suite of compiler tools in Xcode 10 have new language features, improved diagnostics, and more powerful optimizations. Find out about improvements to ARC for Objective-C, keep up with the newest additions to C++, get an overview of new and improved diagnostics and static analyzer checks,...
Measuring and Optimizing HLS Performance
HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is used to stream live and on-demand content to global audiences. Discover how to adjust and tune stream authoring and delivery elements to improve the viewing experience. Learn how to accurately measure your streaming performance, identify optimization opportunities,...
Introducing Dark Mode
Hear from the Apple design team about the principles and concepts that anchor Dark Mode. Learn the basics of enhancing your app with this new appearance, and add an experience that people are sure to love.
Core Data Best Practices
As your app gains more customers and becomes more feature-rich, you may find yourself with new problems to solve. Core Data is a powerful tool that has changed a lot over the years. Learn about the new best practices in Core Data, such as how to use concurrency and persistent history, and...
Practical Approaches to Great App Performance
All apps benefit from a focus on performance and an increase in overall responsiveness. This information packed session gives you strategies for fixing performance problems using Instruments and other tools. Additionally, get practical advice based on experience in tuning Apple's own apps...
What’s New in Energy Debugging
People expect long battery life on their mobile devices, and apps play a vital role in achieving that experience. Understand how app behavior affects battery consumption, and learn strategies to conserve energy while providing the best experience for your app. Find out how Xcode Energy Reports...
Metal Shader Debugging and Profiling
Metal provides powerful tools for analyzing shader behavior and optimizing performance. Dive into troubleshooting vertex-stage problems with new geometry viewing capabilities in Xcode. Use the shader debugger to step through vertex, fragment, and compute shader execution line-by-line. Get details...
Behind the Scenes of the Xcode Build Process
Ever wonder what happens when you build your project in Xcode? Learn how Xcode automates the steps required to build an application, and go behind the scenes to learn how clang, swiftc, and the linker work together to turn your source code into a working program.
iOS Memory Deep Dive
Discover how memory graphs can be used to get a close up look at what is contributing to an app's memory footprint. Understand the true memory cost of an image. Learn some tips and tricks for reducing the memory footprint of an app.
Understanding Crashes and Crash Logs
Sudden app crashes are a source of bad user experience and app review rejections. Learn how crash logs can be analyzed, what information they contain and how to diagnose the causes of crashes, including hard-to-reproduce memory corruptions and multithreading issues.
Measuring Performance Using Logging
Learn how to use signposts and logging to measure performance. Understand how the Points of Interest instrument can be used to examine logged data. Get an introduction into creating and using custom instruments.
Metal for Accelerating Machine Learning
Metal Performance Shaders (MPS) includes a highly tuned library of machine learning primitives leveraging the tremendous power of the GPU. With iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, MPS adds capabilities to accelerate the computationally intensive task of training a neural network. Learn performance...
What's New in Testing
Hear about exciting improvements to code coverage, including how you can build your own automation on top of Xcode's coverage reports. Learn how to dramatically speed up the execution of your tests by leveraging distributed parallel testing, new in Xcode 10.
Optimizing App Assets
Learn how to use assets to bring visually compelling and data efficient artwork to your apps, leveraging new features in iOS 12. Gain insight into organizing, optimizing, and authoring artwork assets by using asset catalogs to their fullest. Learn techniques to better streamline workflows between...
What's New in Cocoa for macOS
Gain insights into the latest in Cocoa frameworks for macOS. Hear about Dark Mode, control tinting, contextual workflows for Touch Bar and Finder, and other improvements in AppKit, Foundation, and related areas. Get an overview and guide to the sessions that we have this year covering...
Advanced Debugging with Xcode and LLDB
Discover advanced techniques, and tips and tricks for enhancing your Xcode debugging workflows. Learn how to take advantage of LLDB and custom breakpoints for more powerful debugging. Get the most out of Xcode's view debugging tools to solve UI issues in your app more efficiently.
Source Control Workflows in Xcode
Xcode integrates with GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab to help you manage your source code, back up your files, and collaborate with others. Find out how to easily see the changes in your project right in the source editor, and learn how to use Xcode for common source control workflows with Git. See...
Building Faster in Xcode
Build your apps faster in Xcode 10. Learn how to structure your projects and tweak your code to take full advantage of all processor cores. Whether you've made a few small code changes you want to give a try, or you're building your full app for release, these techniques will cut the time it...
Getting the Most out of Playgrounds in Xcode
Discover major advancements in Xcode playgrounds. Learn advanced tips and techniques, hear about new and often overlooked workflows, and rediscover the tools provided when coding in playgrounds.
Testing Tips & Tricks
Testing is an essential tool to consistently verify your code works correctly, but often your code has dependencies that are out of your control. Discover techniques for making hard-to-test code testable on Apple platforms using XCTest. Learn a variety of tips for writing higher-quality tests...
Modernizing Grand Central Dispatch Usage
macOS 10.13 and iOS 11 have reinvented how Grand Central Dispatch and the Darwin kernel collaborate, enabling your applications to run concurrent workloads more efficiently. Learn how to modernize your code to take advantage of these improvements and make optimal use of hardware resources.
Concurrent Programming With GCD in Swift 3
Swift 3 provides new interfaces that make it easier than ever to write applications with Grand Central Dispatch. Learn the basics of GCD and best practices on how to use it to architect your Swift application. You'll also hear about new APIs and other GCD improvements.
Advanced Metal Shader Optimization
The Metal shading language is an easy-to-use programming language for writing graphics and compute functions which execute on the GPU. Dive deeper into understanding the design patterns, memory access models, and detailed shader coding best practices which reduce bottlenecks and hide latency...
Unified Logging and Activity Tracing
The new Unified Logging and Tracing System for iOS and macOS uses Activity Tracing for performance, consolidates kernel and user-space logging, and has many other improvements. Learn how Logging and Tracing can help you debug and troubleshoot issues with your apps.
Introducing On Demand Resources
iOS 9 introduces On Demand Resources, enabling the efficient delivery of rich games and full featured applications using dynamically loaded content. Significantly reduce the time between purchasing and running an app from the App Store, while also decreasing the required storage space by...
Achieving All-day Battery Life
Learn why efficient software is the key to long battery life for both OS X and iOS devices. We'll explore where the energy in our batteries goes, how Apple hardware and software efficiently manage energy, and how you can make your code most efficient to ensure long battery life.
Implementing UI Designs in Interface Builder
Apps that stand out must be attractive, intuitive, and easy to use. Interface Builder experts will give you the skills to turn your idea into a world class app. Learn to use the new stacks feature, create adaptable interfaces, employ asset catalogs, and design custom UI to build an outstanding...
Operations are a flexible way to model your app's business logic, but they can do so much more. See how NSOperation forms the heart of the WWDC app, and how using features like dependencies, readiness, and composition allow you to quickly and easily build dynamic and complex apps.
Low Energy, High Performance: Compression and Accelerate
The Accelerate framework gives you fast, energy efficient signal and image processing and linear algebra libraries. Learn about a new library, dedicated to high performance compression. simd.h, introduced in iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, is the unified 2d and 3d math library for graphics and games. Find...
Authoring Rich Playgrounds
Learn about the new features in Xcode playgrounds such as inline results, auxiliary sources and resources, multiple pages, and markup for formatted text. Find out how to explore programming problems in a playground, and create engaging experiences for teaching and learning.
Swift and Objective-C Interoperability
Discover new features that make it easier than ever to craft Objective-C APIs that work beautifully in Swift, as well as new Swift language features that provide even better interoperability. Apple engineers will also discuss enhancements to Apple's SDKs that improve the Swift experience.
Optimizing Swift Performance
Hear from the experts about how you can write faster Swift code and use Instruments to identify performance bottlenecks. Dive deep into specific techniques that will help you produce the most efficient code possible.
Profiling in Depth
Learn about time profiling down to the disassembly level to help you investigate the minute details of your application that affect its performance and responsiveness.
Building Responsive and Efficient Apps with GCD
watchOS and iOS Multitasking place increased demands on your application's efficiency and responsiveness. With expert guidance from the GCD team, learn about threads, queues, runloops and best practices for their use in a modern app. Take a deep dive into QoS, its propagation and advanced...
Mysteries of Auto Layout, Part 2
Continue your pursuit of Auto Layout mastery. Gain high level insight into how Auto Layout works, and strategies for debugging layout issues. Learn how to use new APIs for constraint creation and layout guides to build more complex layouts.
WatchKit Tips and Tricks
Apple Watch apps should load quickly and be responsive to users. Learn tips and tricks for optimizing your existing apps and gain insights specific to communicating between Apple Watch and iPhone, creating responsive layouts, decreasing loading times, and more.
Advanced Debugging and the Address Sanitizer
Discover UI debugging and how to use advanced breakpoint actions to quickly explore and fix your app. Learn how the new Address Sanitizer feature finds buffer overflows, use-after-free errors, and other memory corruption bugs at run time.
Performance on iOS and watchOS
Great performance is a prerequisite for delivering a compelling and immersive app experience that keeps users engaged. Learn best practices and strategies for characterizing and improving the performance of your code for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
Debugging Energy Issues
Learn how to debug energy issues in your app. See the energy debugging tools on iOS and walk through debugging common energy issues in a sample app.
Continuous Integration and Code Coverage in Xcode
Xcode 7 includes new code coverage features to help you design a powerful test harness for your app. Learn all about coverage along with integration and improvements with Xcode Server.
UI Testing in Xcode
Xcode 7 introduces new UI testing features fully integrated into the IDE. Learn about the new APIs and how UI testing fits in with existing testing features in Xcode. See how to get started by recording your app, and how to efficiently craft and maintain UI tests.
Mysteries of Auto Layout, Part 1
Auto Layout is a powerful constraint-based layout engine that can drive complex and dynamic interfaces on both iOS and OS X. Learn about the new UIStackView, now your first stop for interfaces built with Auto Layout. See how to build self-sizing views using Auto Layout, and gain...
App Thinning in Xcode
The app distribution pipeline is becoming more powerful and flexible. Learn to create full featured apps that are delivered to users devices with new App Thinning features such as slicing and ODR. See how to integrate these new features into your continuous integration and testing processes, and...
What's New in Storyboards
Storyboards are a great way to build the user interface and flow of your application on iOS and OS X. Gain an understanding of how to effectively organize your storyboards, define segues for your interface, and easily unwind transitions. Dive into a detailed discussion of the new APIs, and hear...
What's New in LLDB
Enhancements to LLDB simplify life for Swift and Objective-C developers alike. Experienced developers will find new powers within the debugging console, and learn more about the connection between the debugger and Swift REPL. Newcomers will get insight into the range of possibilities hidden...
Metal Performance Optimization Techniques
Learn best practices to maximize the efficiency of your Metal based apps and attain high frame rates. Gain insight into powerful tools for analyzing and optimizing performance for both the CPU and GPU. Discover how to identify bottlenecks, tune performance hot-spots, and overcome any hurdles that...
Ingredients of Great Games
Kick off the game development sessions of WWDC 2014 by gaining insight into the key ingredients needed to create a great game for iOS. Understand the importance of harnessing the full capabilities of the platform to create a richer gameplay experience. Get practical guidance about game production...