watchOS

ClockKit Deep Dive: Text Providers (ClockKit #2)

One of my favorite parts of ClockKit are the new text providers (CLKTextProvider) that they’ve added to the framework. These text providers help you display text in Apple Watch complications in multiple ways. Depending on the provider, you can use these to smart-truncate text, implement a countdown and much more. I wish that these were available …

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WatchOS 2 Tutorial: Animations Using Groups

One of the most delightful videos of WWDC ’15 was the Layout and Animation Techniques for WatchKit. While not nearly as noteworthy as the new frameworks introduced, the new support for animations shows some much-needed progress allowing developers to make  watch user experiences as delightful as in iOS apps. They showed a variety of techniques, …

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