Develop handy, UI/UX friendly and eye-pleasing widgets using the brand new WidgetKit. Apple's brand new widgets allow iOS users to work with their favorite apps in the home screen of their iPhone or iPad without even opening the app!
Join us in this exciting journey as we explore the APIs introduced in Apple's WidgetKit framework. You'll dive into the human interface guidelines (HIG) for creating widgets and review the recommendations Apple gives to developers for developing widgets with intuitive, easy-to-learn, and consistent user interfaces. In addition, you'll take a look at some SwiftUI views that are useful not only in creating widgets for iOS apps, but also for creating iOS apps themselves.
You'll put everything you learn into practical application by actually writing code and creating widgets. Get a clear view of how everything works so that you're able to incorporate widgets into your real-world projects authentically and successfully.
What You'll Learn
Configure widgets and make them talk to APIs using URLSession
Work with timelines and event handling in widgets
Fetch content from a remote server and display the data in a widget
Make content dynamic both remotely and locally
Who This Book Is For
iOS developers working in the Apple ecosystem with a basic understanding of SwiftUI.
Sagun Raj Lage started his professional career in software development as a Full Stack Web Developer and later moved into developing iOS applications. He has been a part of development teams on applications used in fields such as transportation, multimedia, shopping, finance, astrology, and management. He is actively involved in organizing developer events and in contributing as a mentor and tutor in programming bootcamps. Apart from software development and programming, he enjoys reading and writing blogs, music, graphic design, and video editing.
Prakshapan Shrestha is an entrepreneurial app developer with 6 years of iOS development experience. He devoutly follows the latest tools and technologies that make a developer's life easier and actively helps out budding developers. Aside from software development, Prakshapan enjoys hiking and heading his recent venture, Pregasathi, which provides new families in need of baby products with help.