Apple’s first online-only Worldwide Developers Conference is just a couple days away, and I’m excited to watch as many sessions as I can and chat with new and old friends in the Apple developer community. We’re even opening up the Lickability Discord server so we have a place to meetup and watch talks together. Come join us!
This week, Apple is also under pressure from the developers of Hey and the community at large to change App Store policies on in-app purchase, but I’m not holding my breath on that.
Here’s what’s on my personal WWDC wishlist this year:
✍️ Documentation for all public API
⚙️ Setting default apps
🔨 Buddybuild relaunch
🐦 SwiftUI usable in production
📧 Snooze + send later in Mail
💎 Cataylst improvements
💬 Mentions in Messages
🔖 Pronoun sharing in iMessage/Contacts
🖥 Shortcuts on Mac
🔗 Universal Link Settings
🔒 iCloud Keychain Import/Export
🗓 Calendar Redesign
⌚️ Apple Watch Sleep Tracking
🧠 Smart Playlists & Albums on iOS
🧭 iOS Safari Tab Redesign
📲 Customizable Lock Screen Actions
🎛 Control Center Extensions
Apps for All: Making Software Accessible
What does it take to build software that’s truly usable for as many people as possible?
This morning, I’m giving a talk on this topic at App Builders 2020. The presentation focuses on improving the accessibility of the software we build. Drawing on examples from the fields of architecture and design, as well as my experience, it explores the how and why of iOS accessibility in the broader contexts of ability and inclusion. You’ll learn how to audit your application for accessibility and get started making changes that will open it up to new customers.
If you’ve seen the talk and are looking for additional information, here are some of the sources I consulted when writing it.
- Curb Cuts - 99% Invisible
- Curb cut - Wikipedia
- Universal design - Wikipedia
- Introduction - Accessibility - Human Interface Guidelines - Apple Developer
- Accessibility on iOS - Apple Developer
- Accessibility - Videos - Apple Developer
- Localization - Apple Developer
- iOS Accessibility Tips & Tricks – Sommer Panage - YouTube
- UIKonf 2017 – Day 2 – Sommer Panage – Accessibility: iOS for All - YouTube
- Re-approaching Color - Lyft Design
- Designing forms for gender diversity and inclusion - UX Collective