Twitter Announces Apple TV Developer Tools

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Twitter announced the introduction of Digits for tvOS to help developers verify users for apps on Apple TV.

"One of the biggest challenges with developing apps for Apple TV is onboarding and verifying new users," a Twitter spokesperson tells WebProNews in an email. "Starting today, Digits brings simple logins to tvOS -- without a social account needed. Unlike mobile or web, the user experience of traditional login and verification methods on the Apple TV are cumbersome. With Digits, users can easily and safely log into Apple TV apps, and it takes just a few lines of code for developers."

The company also announced that its crash reporting solution Crashlytics also now supports tvOS.

"Our tvOS support gives you the same award-winning experience that you’ve come to expect from us, starting with prioritizing your most prevalent crashes down to giving you the exact line of code that caused your Apple TV app to crash," Jason St. Pierre says on the Crashlytics blog. "Just like on iOS, there’s no need to wait days for a crash report: we’ll notify you with what’s important in real time so you can fix crashes as they happen. On top of that, you’ll have total visibility into an issue’s life cycle for your Apple TV apps, with a complete picture of how an issue is affecting your builds."

More information is available about Digits for tvOS and Crashlytics for tvOS here and here respectively.

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