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Widgets with WidgetKit — Apple HIG

In the first-ever fully online worldwide developer conference, WWDC20, Apple announced the introduction of widgets to the home screen with iOS 14. This, along with moving apps to the app library, was an unexpected move since the home screen hasn’t changed a bit since the first version of iOS was introduced.

In the “Meet WidgetKit” WWDC session, we saw Nahir and Neil from Apple walk us through the newly announced widgets for the home screen (which are fully built with SwiftUI and interoperable between iOS 14, iPadOS, and MacOS Big Sur, by the way).

The summarized text version of the key points in the keynote is available in my other article, a four-minute read. Do give it a read up because this article is going to be purely technical, building upon the concepts I covered in the article linked above. …


Akashlal Bathe

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