Apple Focuses on Dynamic Island • Blog iPhone in Canada

In its latest flagship feature, Apple has chosen the new “Dynamic Island” feature introduced with the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max devices, which aims to keep people informed without distraction.

The feature brings Live Activities to the iPhone 14 Pro status bar, turning notifications, alerts, and activities into a smooth, interactive animation.

“(The Dynamic Island is) perfect for us,” says Ryan Jones, developer of travel tracking app Flighty. “For travel, which may stress you out about missing something, this provides easy peace of mind.”

Apple sat down with several developers to find out how they design and build for Live Activities and the Dynamic Island.

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“The way the engineers built the APIs, it’s kind of hard not to go wild,” said Apollo Reddit client developer Christian Selig. “It’s like writing four lines and the widgets are done. It’s quite magical.

“Let’s say a new episode comes out, and you follow a subreddit and react with other fans,” Selig says. “The dynamic island will automatically update and show you new content and commentary as it arrives.”

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SmartGym’s Matt Abras sees the Dynamic Island more as a trainer than a static feature: his app explores something that displays both your current workout and the rests between each set – so you know when it’s time to get back to work. work.

“It’s easy to get distracted by your phone during breaks, isn’t it?” A break of 30 or 45 seconds can become a few minutes,” explains Abras. “It’s way better than getting a notification that says, ‘Hey, rest done.'”

You can read the long feature in its entirety on the source page and see what other developers had to say about the new dynamic island.

Robert M. Larson