WWDC 2021: Apple debuts massive Swift Playgrounds update with iPadOS 15
What you need to know
- iPadOS 15 was just announced at WWDC.
- It includes a huge update to Swift Playgrounds for developers.
- It will let developers code and submit apps to the App Store right on iOS.
Apple has just announced a massive change to Swift Playgrounds in iPadOS 15 that will let developers submit apps directly from their iPad.
In a press release, Apple confirmed the changes announced at its WWDC 2021 keynote, stating:
The new app will even show Code immediately reflected in a live preview of the app whilst they are building it, letting them code and test their app in real-time, running it in full screen to check for bugs and performance. Users can build apps for both iPhone and iPad, on iPad, and then submit them directly to the App Store. The new version of Swift Playgrounds will be released later this year.
Apple has also unveiled a new Xcode Cloud feature for developers that will let teams build apps over the cloud, as well as running parallel testing, and more. You can read more about all the biggest Apple news and announcements from WWDC 2021 here.
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