24 Jun 2020
Here are some videos from Apple’s WWDC 2020 virtual conference that I watched and enjoyed.
Meet FaceID and TouchID for the web - A long time coming.
What’s new in Universal Links - Universal links support in WatchOS. In order to determine which universal links are supported by a server (associated domains), iOS devices now query an Apple CDN instead of your website. And there is finally a solution for enterprise apps. Fairly easy to understand.
What’s new for web developers
- Web animation API: Now supported in Safari, along with Web inspector support for visualizing animation timings. Related blog post
- Resize observer: API that allows elements to respond to size changes of any other elements, not just the viewport. Related blog post
- Async clipboard API: Read/write data to system clipboard (async). You can copy images too. Related blog post
- Web components: Support for CSS Shadow parts
- HTML enterkeyhint attribute: It took years
- Some CSS enhancements
- Webp image support: They said it is an entirely new format. I guess things only exist after Apple acknowledges them.
- Images can have width and size attributes specified and this will prevent a relayout. Other browsers supported this in the 90s.
- Picture-in-picture API: Now advertisers and news sites can continue to pester users
Explore app clips - An introduction to the App clips feature, with some code. Good video, but be prepared for the shock of green hair combined with blue watch strap.