Though Apple is adamant they aren't going to merge iOS and macOS, they are definitely getting them cozier next year. Although 2019 seems like quite ways away, it will get here quickly. We need to be thinking about how this will change our apps and business models. I am firmly in the camp of wanting to keep macOS and iOS separate, but I'm excited about ways to run iOS apps on the Mac.
CNET has a nice post here on how Apple hopes to bring new life to the Mac and how some developers aren't sold on the idea that the two platforms will stay separate.
One person you may have heard of didn't think it was that great of an idea either.
Steve Jobs himself warned of the pitfalls of cross-platform software development tools, which he said can lead to "lowest common denominator" designs.
What can't be denied is that the Mac App Store is a place with potential for developer revenue. macOS developers will be getting more eyeballs too. Users will be spending money on the Mac App Store. Will your apps be able to take advantage?
Apple's Software Chief Details How iOS Apps Will Run On Macs by Lauren Goode
John has been doing updates each day on his WWDC discoveries. There were already three posts as of this morning so bookmark this link.
Daily WWDC Updates from John Sundell
Great roundup of tons of WWDC links. You could lose the whole day going through these, so be sure you don't have anything important going on when you click. 😉
WWDC 2018 Links by Michael Tsai