Despite the trade war between the US and China, the company is not giving up and has opened in Shanghai the first Design and Development Center to encourage developers to create apps for iOS.
This center, located in the Pudong district, will help Chinese developers work side by side with Apple specialists to improve their development skills, as well as learn how to handle Apple’s new software and hardware and get tips on distributing apps that are as well known as possible.
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Apple says that in China there are more than 2.5 million application developers , and that since 2010 they have earned more than 200 billion yuan for sales in the App Store, and 30% of them in the last year alone. Enwei Xie, head of developer relations in the People’s Republic of China, said
More specifically, Pudong’s accelerator program focuses on helping to correctly implement Cupertino’s augmented reality technologies , i.e. ARKit 3, AR Quick Look, Reality Composer and RealityKit, as told by MacRumors. For this purpose, conferences, workshops, laboratories and guest lectures are held.
As with the accelerator launched in 2017 in Bangalore, India, members must be registered with the Apple Developer Program and have an active region ID to attend the program.