Apple Gives Developers More Time to Meet iOS 13, watchOS 6 Requirements

Yolanda Curtis
March 27, 2020

Previously, only Apple Maps could be used on a split screen with other apps (music apps for example) to help you get to your destination, while third-party apps needed the whole screen to work.

The app was first launched in beta on iOS in November and on Android in January.

When the app launches next Monday, it's expected to be a hub of information about how to protect yourself from the virus as well as offering travel advice and calling out misinformation that's readily floating around about COVID-19. The experts include those who were earlier with renowned software companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Pinterest, Giphy, Slack, Twitter, TikTok and WeChat. Now, as part of its efforts to create awareness about the virus, the World Health Organization is preparing to launch an app.

One of the most risky things about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is the misinformation spreading about it. However, given the obvious privacy concerns with sharing in-depth location history, it remains to be seen whether this feature will actually launch.

In addition to the mobile application, there will also be an internet version, and the application will contain many details from verified news to informative content.

Leveraging existing technology like Google Maps, allows users to indicate whether they have been diagnosed or have come into contact with COVID-19 patients.

There are new guidelines for developers building apps in the Kids category or those relying on HTML 5, and Apple recommends everyone to read the new App Store Review Guidelines to make sure they comply with everything and the app isn't rejected when submitted for listing.

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