WWDC21 Shows How Apple is Building the Metaverse

I’m not sure who the author is behind Codevoid but they nicely pieced together Apple’s continuing work with AR and the metaverse. I had similar thoughts when I watched WWDC21 and I like the way this article connects the dots.

The AR metaverse aren’t about immersive, focused interactions. Ephemerality will underpin the experiences. Those experiences need to provide you with contextual information when & where you need it — either ambiently as you move about the world, or as part of a more intentional ‘tell me more’ interaction.

WWDC21 Apple Design Awards Winners and Finalists Include CARROT Weather, Bird Alone, 1Password, and Little Orpheus

Each year at WWDC, Apple’s Design Awards celebrate the apps which have surprised, delighted, wowed, and otherwise impressed Apple’s internal panel of judges. This year there were six finalists in each of six categories (with a bit of overlap). Of those six finalists, two winners per category were crowned, one for Apps, and one for Games. Links to all of the winners and finalists are presented for you here!

WWDC 2021 Day Three Recap

Day three of WWDC 2021 has been and gone, and Serenity Caldwell provided an update on what happened. There were sessions on bringing real-world objects into augmented reality, designing Shortcuts and actions for apps, and UI design. Apple engineers and designers shared how the built Apple Watch around accessibility too. Also, please enjoy the Mac startup sound at the beginning of the clip!