WWDC20 Daily Digest: Tuesday – Discover

Welcome back to day two of WWDC. (We hope you got some sleep after the excitement of these announcements!) Our first sessions are now available. Learn what has happened so far and discover some of the amazing things that await you.

Welcome to day two

We hope you’re rested and ready to learn more about the latest Apple technologies and frameworks, because we have a lot to share with you.

Keep an eye on Keynote

Did you miss Keynote and Platforms State of the Union on Monday? No FOMO needed: We take you through all the good stuff in under two minutes.

Monday @ WWDC

Do you have a few hours? You can also see Keynote and Platforms State of the Union for more details on widgets, app clips, SwiftUI and more – right in the Developer app.


Swan’s Quest

On Tuesday, “Swan’s Quest” begins, an interactive four-chapter Swift Playgrounds adventure for all ages. Use your programming skills to help our hero navigate through mystery, decode scrolling lyrics and write music.

In our first chapter, our hero must navigate a dark cave – and the only way to light the torches is to make them accessible. Learn about VoiceOver and write interesting audio descriptions. You might be able to help our hero find his way out … and get a clue about the next challenge.

Swan’s Quest was created for Swift Playgrounds on iPad and Mac and integrated aspects of our Sonic Create, Sensor Create and AR Create playgrounds to design a whole new learning experience. Check it out and do not forget to look past the developer forums and tell us what you think!

Swan’s Quest, Chapter 1: Voices in the Dark

Download Swift Playgrounds for iOS

Download Swift Playgrounds for macOS

Learn more about Swift Playgrounds

WWDC coding and design starter kit

Whether you are learning to code early or coming to it later in life, we want to help you get started developing into Apple platforms. We have created a collection of sessions that provide a good introduction to our latest technologies and frameworks. We publish new sessions in the collection every day – stay tuned!

Coding and design starter kit

Explore developer documentation

There is plenty of new developer documentation and sample code to discover during WWDC20.

Documentation Technologies page

You can copy code directly from individual sessions using the Copy Code feature in the Developer app, download sample code projects from the Apple Developer website, and check out the new Technologies Index, where you can quickly find information and API changes around existing frameworks.

Find the right documentation

Explore WWDC20 sample code

Apple Developer Documentation

Meet the developers

This week, the App Store shares stories about developers around the world as they customize their businesses and help their communities. Here’s an excerpt from HomeCourt co – founder Philip Lam’s journey to support athletes and basketball players stuck at home:

A few weeks after the pandemic started, Philip Lam, co-founder of NEX Team, noticed something unusual about HomeCourt, his company’s basketball training app: Users hacked it.

Unable to get to gyms and courts, the athletes figured out how to adapt the app’s groundbreaking artificial intelligence – designed to track basketball shots, dribbles and passes with an iPhone or iPad camera – to football, in-line skating, hockey and other sports. “There’s no way for us to decide if you’re using a basketball,” Lam says. “People started noticing that it just worked.”

Read more in the App Store

Conversations at WWDC

Keep an eye out for two special events later in the week.

Apple Vice President Lisa Jackson and former Attorney General Eric Holder

On Wednesday, Lisa hosts a discussion with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about the fight for equal justice, how technology can enable people to change the world for the better, and ways to help in this moment.

A conversation with Lisa Jackson and former Attorney General Eric Holder

Rob McElhenney

And on Thursday, the cast and creators of the Apple TV + hit show Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet will answer questions from the Apple developer community. Join Rob McElhenney (executive producer / co-creator and Ian Grimm), Charlotte Nicdao (Poppy), Imani Hakim (Dana), Danny Pudi (Brad) and Megan Ganz (executive producer / co-creator) while reviewing one of Their favorite scenes and answers to submitted questions.

Enjoy day two of WWDC! Sessions are available on the WWDC tab in the Apple Developer app as well as on Apple.com. And if you have questions about a session or want to chat with the community, do not forget to check out the developer forums.


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