Hello again all,
This week has to be one of my favorites out of the year. We get a christmas-morning style WWDC keynote on Monday, followed by a week of exploration, hard-reading, Twitter-jokes, and different people writing out their takes and thoughts on Apple's new announcements.
It's an exciting time.
I can tell you all that I really enjoyed the hubbub. I've been reading a lot of pieces online, I've been using the betas myself, and now I've got some great links to share with you all.
Thoughts on all of Apple's annoucements, some great pieces on UI & UX design, and a sweet photo to end it all out. Should be loads of fun to read through.
This weekend I'm actually up in the Upper Penninsula of my home state of Michigan for a friend's wedding. It's beautiful up here, and as I write this I've just finished my first coffee of the day after having had to drive about 40 miles through beautiful forest to get to it.
It should be a fun and gorgeous-landscaped weekend, but I'll be back down to regular life come Monday. I'll see you all throughout the week here on the blog and Twitter. Thanks so much for reading along with me, and I'll see you all next week.
App Launching on Apple Watch — Conrad Stoll - Following Monday's keynote, Conrad Stoll took to his blog to share what I think are some of the best & most concise thoughts on the changes that I've read thus far. WatchOS 3 will seriously change some of the original usage patterns for the better - and Conrad goes into awesome detail about them here.
Wow, They Fixed the Apple Watch UX — UX Launchpad - A short & sweet post from the folks over at UX Launchpad expressing their gratitude for the new Watch changes. Yup, I think Steve would be happy too. 🙂
watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra - Initial Charge - For our last bit of WWDC reading I'll pop in Michael Rockwell's excellent take on most of this week's announcements. Michael's thoughts are intelligent, well-written, and I think just a bit better articulated in general than my own piece earlier this week. I can't wait for the follow-up with his full thoughts on iOS10.
24 hours with #NewVSCO — Ryan Belk - Yes, I talked about the new VSCO update last weekend - but I've seen enough controversy around the new UI/UX paradigms that I think it warrants me linking to another great piece talking about it. VSCO's always been a quirky, small, and forward-thinking company in many ways. Ryan talks perfectly about how the new UI is a great manifestation of all that here.
Design Details - NeuBible - Rounding out the software-design portion of this week's A-Players, we have Brian Lovin's analysis of what he thinks makes NeuBible such a special reading and app experience. It's always fun to read what little details others find in products - hardware or software - and this piece fits that bill excellently.
WWDC Spherical Image - Hon Cheng - I usually put a fantastic photo-piece for the last link in any given A-Players. This week I've still got something fantastic, but it's a single 360-degree image from Clean Shaven App's Hon Cheng. He snapped this with a Ricoh Theta camera right before Monday's keynote - and I think I'll let it speak for itself.