The iOS developer mode for macOS and iOS 10 is set to launch sometime in 2019, Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed.
In a new blog post, Cook outlined the launch date for the feature, which will allow developers to access the OS X developer tools, a developer portal, and the Mac Developer Center to create new apps and share them with the community.
Developers will also be able to collaborate with each other, and work in a collaborative environment, the blog post added.
Developing for the Mac with iCloud and developer mode are similar to what Apple previously did with its own iWork apps, but there’s a few key differences:Developers can access the Mac developer portal directly from the iOS Developer Portal.
Developers can share their apps with the Mac app store and with other Mac apps.
They can access iCloud and Mac apps from the iCloud Developer Portal (with iCloud-specific settings), which can also be shared with iOS developers.
Apple previously introduced a developer mode feature for developers that was only available to developers who had Apple-branded apps that were being created for iOS.
The feature was not available to users who purchased an Apple-supplied developer edition.
Apple introduced developer mode to developers in August, 2015, and it was initially limited to developers that were using Apple’s iWork suite of apps.
However, the feature became available to all iOS developers and developers that wanted it could purchase a developer edition that included iCloud support, access to the Mac Dev Center, and other developer-focused features.