On Monday, Apple kicked off its all-online Worldwide Developers Conference in Cupertino, California, and since then tens of millions of people have watched the WWDC20 Special Event Keynote via live stream and on demand, across all platforms. There were more than 4 million visits to the Apple Developer app, and developers from around the world streamed 206 engineering sessions, including developers from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, and the UK.
All week Apple developers have been engaging with more than 1,000 Apple engineers via the all-new Developer Forums and one-on-one Developer Labs, diving deep into the newest capabilities coming to macOS Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14. Yesterday developers dug into the latest in machine learning with the Action and Vision app, built using Create ML and the Vision framework. Friday’s 51 sessions gave developers opportunities to explore new features, such as face sharing with watchOS 7 and Scribble for iPad in iPadOS 14.
This week we’ve been showcasing the biggest moments from WWDC20, including highlights from developer sessions, the most talked-about demos, the newest design features and capabilities across Apple platforms, and conversations with Apple executives. We’ve curated some of the best of what to Watch, Listen, Learn, and Play. And for a complete rundown of the Developer Forums, Labs, and 200+ engineering sessions, visit the Apple Developer app.
Here are some highlights from Friday.
Watch: Meet Watch Face Sharing and the Details of UI Typography
Developers learn how to share watch faces inside watchOS and iOS apps, or host them on the web, and explore best practices for using watch face preview images. Then, in another session, they discover how to achieve exceptional typography in their app’s user interface that will enhance legibility, accessibility, and consistency across Apple platforms. Visit the Apple Developer app for watch face sharing, and get up to speed on the latest advancements to the San Francisco font family at developer.apple.com.
Developers discover how people can take advantage of Scribble and handwritten text in iPadOS apps that use standard text input controls or that implement a custom text editing experience. Learn more in the Apple Developer app.
Play: Swan’s Quest Chapter 4
In the grand finale of this week’s Swift Playgrounds Challenge, players learn how to sequence multipart harmonies and discovered how to play pitched instruments with MIDI codes. Created for Swift Playgrounds on iPad and Mac, Swan’s Quest combines frameworks and resources into educational experiences for coders of all ages and experience levels. For a complete recap of chapters 1 to 4, visit “Voices in the Dark” (chapter 1), “A Time for Tones” (chapter 2), “The Notable Scroll” (chapter 3), and “The Sequence Completes” (chapter 4), visit the Apple Developer app.
Developers reflect on a full week of WWDC20.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Highlights from Day 4 at WWDC20.
Watch: Stacks, Grids, and Outlines in SwiftUI
Now available on iOS and iPadOS for the first time, outlines are a new multiplatform tool for expressing hierarchical data that work alongside stacks and lists. Developers learn how to use new and improved tools in SwiftUI to display more content onscreen when using table views, create smooth-scrolling and responsive stacks, and build out list views for content that needs more than a VStack can provide. Watch the full session at developer.apple.com/wwdc20.
Listen: A Conversation with the Cast and Creators of “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet”
The cast and co-creators of Apple original “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” revisit one of their favorite scenes from the series and answer questions from the Apple developer community. Listen to the discussion in the Apple Developer app.
Learn: Widgets Code-Along
In this three-part coding series, developers create widgets for their apps for the new Home and Today screens of iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Developers discover how to create a widget project, learn fundamental concepts for widgets and their structure, configure the widget and its provider, and start exploring timeline concepts. Learn more about the Widgets Code-Along in the Apple Developer app.
Play: Explore the Action and Vision App
In this session, Apple developers reveal how they designed the Action and Vision app using Object Detection and Action Classification in Create ML, along with the new Body Pose Estimation, Trajectory Detection, and Contour Detection features in the Vision framework. Developers explore how to create an immersive application for gameplay or training, from setup to analysis and feedback. For more information, visit the Apple Developer app.
Here’s how developers reacted to the new features in SwiftUI and the Apple-designed Action and Vision app.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Highlights from Day 3 at WWDC20.
Watch: A WWDC20 Conversation
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, hosts a conversation with former Attorney General Eric Holder on the topic of race in America. This wide-ranging discussion touches on the fight for equal justice, how technology can empower people to change the world for the better, and ways to help in this moment. Watch their conversation in the Apple Developer app.
Learn: Design Great App Clips
App Clips offer fast, convenient ways for people to perform everyday tasks without needing to download or navigate through a full app. In this session, developers explore how to identify key elements from their iOS app to make a great App Clip. Visit the Apple Developer app for more information.
Play: Tap into Game Center: Leaderboards, Achievements, and Multiplayer
Game creators learn how to level up their Game Center integration, enabling players to compare scores on leaderboards, earn valuable achievements, and engage with other players. Learn more about Game Center in the Apple Developer app.
Here’s what developers are saying about the new features coming with ARKit 4, watchOS 7, and more.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Highlights from Day 2 at WWDC20.
Listen: WWDC20 Playlist Collection
Discover the power of music in Apple’s developer community with this in-depth look at how music has inspired WWDC20 artists, developers, and Swift Student Challenge winners. Read the Apple Music feature in the Apple Developer app, and check out one of the specially curated WWDC20 playlists below.
Learn: Build Trust Through Better Privacy
Developers learn about Apple’s privacy pillars and its approach to privacy. In this session, they discover how to adopt the latest privacy features across Apple platforms that can help create more personal experiences while giving users greater transparency about tracking and permissions, when their app is using the microphone or camera to record, control over location with approximate location, and much more. Visit developer.apple.com to learn more about the latest privacy features coming to all Apple platforms.
Learn: WWDC20 Coding and Design Starter Kit
Developers of all ages try their hand at building an app in SwiftUI from scratch, creating widgets for the new Home Screen on iPhone, and solving coding problems with accessibility and music in mind. Sessions will be held all week. For more information on the WWDC20 Coding and Design Starter Kit collection, visit developer.apple.com.
Play: Detect Body and Hand Pose with Vision
Developers take the new Vision framework, which enables apps to detect body and hand poses in photos and video, for a test drive at Apple Park. To see the session, visit developer.apple.com.
Here’s how developers reacted to the beautifully redesigned macOS Big Sur and new features coming to iPhone with iOS 14.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Highlights of Monday’s biggest news across iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur, watchOS 7 and tvOS 14 from WWDC20.
Join Apple’s engineering leaders as they unveil the latest innovations and design features of macOS Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 during the Platforms State of the Union. For more information, visit developer.apple.com.
Learn: Tim Cook Surprises Swift Student Challenge Winners
During the Swift Student Challenge winner meetup, Tim Cook and Esther Hare dropped by for a 15-minute Q&A session. To learn more about some of the WWDC20 Swift Student Challenge winners, visit apple.com/newsroom.
Here’s how developers reacted to the groundbreaking features in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14.