June 11, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Thank you to everyone who joined us for an amazing week. We hope you found value, connection, and fun. You can continue to: Watch sessions at any time. Review key newly announced technologies. View sample code from sessions. Post on the Apple Developer Forums. We’d love to know what you thought of this year’s conference. If you’d like to tell us about your experience, please complete the WWDC21 survey. Take the surveyPowered by WPeMatico

June 11, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

The DocC documentation compiler, available in Xcode 13, converts Markdown-based text into rich documentation for Swift frameworks and packages and displays it right in the Xcode documentation window. DocC also powers the interactive developer tutorials featured on developer.apple.com. In this challenge, we invite you to explore the tutorial functionality and design and build step-by-step instructions for an existing project you’ve created or an open source Swift package.Begin the challengeTo get started writing a tutorial, add a Documentation Catalog to your existing project, or create a new framework project. You’ll write your tutorial content in Markdown, and use directives to define…

June 11, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

When you support multichannel audio in your app, game, or audiovisual content, you can add dimensionality to your storytelling, transport listeners out of a conventional audio experience, and bring people further into the worlds you’re creating. In this challenge, we invite you to explore a soundscape in intentional stereo, stereo spatialization, and multichannel formats, consider the differences between each, and brainstorm how spatial audio could enhance your own stories.Begin the challengeIn the demo for “Immerse your app in spatial audio,” the presenter, Simon, has his spatial audio demonstration video ‘fail’ on him. After a few moments of panic and quick…

June 11, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Thank you to everyone who joined us for an amazing week. We’d love to know what you thought of this year’s conference. If you’d like to tell us about your experience, please complete the WWDC21 survey.Take part in the WWDC21 Developer SurveyPowered by WPeMatico

June 11, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

While SwiftUI is a powerful framework, one of its key features is its simplicity. Designers with very little knowledge of code can easily create prototypes with human-readable syntax and interactive Xcode Previews. As we say goodbye to WWDC21, we invite you to say “hello, world” with a brilliant SwiftUI-based prototype.Begin the challengeWhat’s an app you’d love to build right now? Take charge of SwiftUI and Xcode Previews and turn that idea into a prototype: Explore what interfaces you can create with Xcode Preview, and let the tools write the code for you. (And pick up a little SwiftUI code knowledge…

June 11, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Can you escape from Castle Park using only VoiceOver? Challenge yourself to solve this puzzle while getting familiar with VoiceOver, an assistive technology for people who are blind and low-vision. VoiceOver is a screen reader that allows people who are blind and low-vision to completely operate Apple’s products. On iOS, people can touch and swipe on the screen in order to navigate items, with each item’s name and status spoken aloud using synthesized speech. In this challenge, we invite you to escape the maze of Castle Park. But there’s a catch: There is no visual interface in this iOS app!…

June 11, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

This is it! The final day of WWDC. (We can’t believe it, either.) Before we power down, however, we’ve got one more big day of events and activities for you.Relive the weekIt’s been a busy week — and we understand if you missed some of the action. Catch up quickly with our video recaps of Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4. WWDC21 Thursday@WWDC21 WWDC21 Wednesday@WWDC21 WWDC21 Tuesday@WWDC21 WWDC21 Monday@WWDC21 Day 5 in the WWDC pavilionsThere’s still lots to explore in the pavilions. Discover how to design for Safari 15 in the Safari & Web pavilion. Learn how…

June 10, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

The Apple Design Awards honor excellence in innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement in app and game design. Learn about these winning apps and the talented developers behind them. View the award winnersPowered by WPeMatico

June 10, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

When you create achievements that truly surprise and delight your players as they make their way through a game, you can help elicit a feeling of accomplishment, or even make the player laugh. Most of us have experienced playing games where we have unlocked some kind of achievement or trophy that stirs some of these emotions. This is exactly what we want you to consider when you create Game Center achievements for your apps or games — and at WWDC21, we’re challenging you to show the developer community your best, funniest, strangest, and most delightful achievements.Begin the challengeOur final achievements…

June 10, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

With device input — as with all things in life — where you put your focus matters. Focus can help people move through your app, whether they’re using the keyboard, Siri Remote, Apple Watch Digital Crown, or accessibility features — and you can make that experience even better with SwiftUI’s Focus APIs.Begin the challengeOur challenge to you: Find a part of your app where you can use the SwiftUI Focus APIs to fine-tune that interaction. That could include testing a great new tvOS implementation, polishing keyboard-driven navigation, or crafting a great accessibility experience. Need support, or want help from the…