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Apple Encourages App Store Developers to Adopt 3D Touch

Apple has sent an email to its Developer Program members encouraging them to find out how their iOS apps can take advantage of 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, signaling that the company would like to increase App Store adoption of the all-new pressure-sensitive feature.

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3D Touch is a pressure-sensitive display technology that enables iPhone users to make “Peek” and “Pop” gestures to access Quick Action shortcut menus, preview content within apps or animate Live Photos. The feature is one of the biggest new additions to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus released in September.

Nevertheless, nearly three months later, a number of developers are only now beginning to update their apps with 3D Touch support. 3D Touch is also not as natural of an experience as multi-touch for some iPhone users, and it could take some time before the new feature becomes registered in muscle memory.

MacRumors shared a poll with our Twitter followers asking if they use 3D Touch, and the results are expectedly mixed. The poll, which has received nearly 4,000 votes and counting, will be live until December 17 at around 10:30 AM Pacific, so be sure to participate if you own an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus.

Recently, a number of popular iPhone apps were updated with 3D Touch support, including Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Evernote, Facebook Messenger and Spotify. Other popular apps using 3D Touch are listed below, and more can be tracked on our sister website AppShopper by searching for “3D Touch.”

  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

  • Amazon Video

  • Astropad Mini

  • Badland

  • BBM

  • Buffer

  • Byword

  • Camera+

  • Canary

  • Capital One Mobile

  • CARROT Weather

  • Citymapper

  • Coda

  • Day One

  • Deezer Music

  • Drafts

  • Dropbox

  • ESPN

  • Evernote

  • Facebook

  • Facebook Messenger

  • Fantastical

  • Flickr

  • GIF Keyboard

  • Google

  • Google Chrome

  • Google Drive

  • Hipstamatic

  • Instagram

  • Instapaper

  • iWork suite

  • KakaoTalk

  • Launch Center Pro

  • Lifesum

  • LinkedIn

  • Microsoft Outlook

  • News360

  • NFL

  • OneDrive

  • OpenTable

  • Overcast

  • PCalc

  • Pinterest

  • Pixelmator

  • Periscope

  • Reeder 3

  • Shazam

  • Skype

  • Spark

  • SPG

  • Spotify

  • Storehouse

  • Things

  • Todo

  • Touchnote

  • Tumblr

  • TuneIn Radio

  • Tweetbot

  • Twitter

  • VSCO

  • Waze

  • Weather Underground

  • WeChat

  • Weibo

  • WhatsApp

  • Workflow

  • Wunderlist

The list above will be periodically updated with other popular 3D Touch apps.

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