WWDC 2021 - Platforms State of the Union with Peter Witham

In this episode, Leo is joined by Peter Witham to discuss the Platforms State of the Union: Xcode Cloud, Async/Await & Actors, Building Apps on the iPad, Focus & DND, ScreenTime API, Shareplay API and more...

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Xcode Cloud

  • How does it differ from Xcode Server and Serverbots?
  • Is there an on-premises version?
  • Can the Workflows be edited via web or text?
  • How does it compare to other services?
  • Where's the REST API for Xcode Cloud
  • How much does it cost?
  • What's is going to be the relationship with Fastlane?
  • How do pull requests, discussions, etc... interface with Git Repo Services (GitHub, Gitlab)?

Xcode... Swift Playgrounds on the iPad

  • Fully Build and Upload Apps from the iPad
  • How does sharing code with Xcode on the Mac work?
  • How does it interface with Git Repos?
  • Can Preview Apps in Full Screen
  • Sounds perfect for testing and prototyping

Async/Await and Actors

  • See episode with Vincent on async and await
  • Xcode includes tools for refactoring
  • What's the relationship with Combine?
  • Uncertainty with Actors

SwiftUI - Year 3

  • Used in various macOS apps (Maps, Photos, etc...)
  • Continued improvements to List
  • Table added to macOS
  • Specific Platforms for modifiers
  • Pull-to-Refresh One liner
  • New Material Styles and UI Focus API

Focus and Notifications

  • More Granular control over notifications
  • How do notification scores work?
  • What can we do about notification spam?

Widgets

  • New Extra Large Widget
  • More Stacks
  • Widget Suggestions
  • iPad Home Screen Widgets
  • Peter's rant on Widgets
Also... ScreenTime API, SharePlay API, AR Object Capture, and the death of Objective-C

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