Singapore Welcomes Southeast Asia’s First Apple Developer Centre

Apple has added a fourth Developer Centre to its ranks, now open in Singapore. This comes amid the country’s push for an increasingly digital landscape, and marks the first Apple Developer Centre in Southeast Asia.

Apple Developer Centre Singapore

Located in the one-north district, it serves as home bases for in-person sessions, labs, workshops, and consultations — similar to its sister spaces in Cupertino, Bengaluru, and Shanghai. The facility will offer a range of activities for developers to hone their skills and transform the design, quality, and performance of their apps across iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and VisionOS, the software for Apple’s Vision Pro mixed reality headset.

Additionally, the Apple Developer Centre in Singapore allows developers around the region to foster connections and collaborate with one another through in-person interaction and learning with direct access to Apple experts. 

“Southeast Asia is home to many passionate developers who create exceptional apps that empower their local communities and delight customers,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “We are thrilled to open the Apple Developer Center Singapore in a region that has prioritised growing a competitive digital economy with highly skilled talent.

With regional developers behind more than 90,000 apps on the App Store, the push to cultivate and grow new talent doesn’t come as a surprise. “The opening of Apple’s new Developer Center feels like bringing a significant part of Cupertino much closer to home. It opens up many more opportunities for developers in the region — opportunities that were previously much harder to access outside of Apple Park,” said Jakob Lykkegaard, founder of Lykke Studios, a boutique game developer based in Cyprus and Thailand.

Jessi Febria, co-founder of PetaNetra, a walking assistant for people who are blind or low vision in Indonesia, agrees on the proximity and collaborative convenience as well. “Having a dedicated space close to home for developers to come together to network and learn from each other is a real asset for developers in the region,” she said. “It’s a great place for the community to call home, and a place where we are able to focus, exchange ideas and make our apps even better.”

It’s a good initiative on Apple’s end, as the company continues its work on the Apple Vision Pro, which launched in the U.S. earlier this year. Currently, there’s still no word on a local or worldwide release window, the device is expected to hit Canada, the U.K., and China soon.

Prior to the opening of its Developer Centre in Singapore, Apple also announced the upgraded 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air, powered by its latest M3 processor. Both models will go on sale starting 8 March, completing the M3 family of MacBook machines.