iOS

Tips for Backwards Compatibility with iOS 10 Today Widgets

It’s been really interesting seeing how prominence for today widgets have changed over the past couple of years. First introduced in iOS 8, today widgets weren’t given a very high place of honor and were coupled with missed notifications within Notification Center. However, in iOS 10, emphasis on today widgets has drastically changed, completely taking …

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watchOS

watchOS 3 Key Takeaways from WWDC16 (Part 1)

Wow! What a week. I’m really excited about all the new developments in watchOS this year. It’s now becoming the platform we all wished we had in the beginning – apps that actually launch, complications as shortcuts, an awesome new dock, etc. 🎉 👏 ⌚️ ❤️ This week definitely passed by in a blur, but …

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watchOS

watchOS 3 Key Takeaways from WWDC16 (Part 2)

Here’s a continuation of key takeaways for various watchOS 3 sessions from WWDC16. If you haven’t read part 1, check it out here. Architecting for Performance on watchOS 3 My notes from this session: A lot of random tidbits in this talk. All 3rd party apps are encouraged to have complications, even if there’s no …

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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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