Student and former Apple intern Punya Chatterjee has developed a slick-looking free tvOS app called DayView that acts as a personal dashboard for Apple TV.
Similar to Today View on iPhone, the DayView interface displays widgets that hook into useful online platforms and personal services, providing at-a-glance information in a unified dashboard.
You can customize the dashboard wallpaper and select which widgets go where in the dashboard panels, plus they automatically refresh, so you could leave the app up on your TV screen during your morning routine, for example.
Currently the app includes widgets for weather, commute time, Google calendar, stocks, Twitter trends, and news headlines, but Chatterjee plans to build several more as well as improve the existing widgets, with better dashboard customization options also in the offing.
Possibilities for future updates include custom wallpapers, additional news sources for the news widget, HomeKit integration, extra calendar view options, extendable widgets, and more.
Apple Calendar support would be an obvious win, but Apple's EventKit framework is currently only available for macOS and iOS, although the developer is looking at alternative syncing solutions in the meantime.
DayView 1.0 is a free download on Apple TV from the tvOS App Store. [Direct Link]
Top Rated Comments
Punya, if you see this, I’d like this as my Mac screensaver somehow, where you can plug into Events framework and I could potentially act on something shown on the dashboard if possible
Apple if you see this, this is what the long neglected Mac dashboard (actually, is that even still there in Mojave?) and even notification centre on macOS should take cues from
Great app, thanks!
But please add HomeKit support soon ; )
I can see why, perhaps, Apple don’t offer this - it would be one less reason to own one of their more capable computers.
But that negative could also be flipped to a positive, turning an Apple TV + iCloud dashboard into another reason to buy into the Apple ecosystem.
If Apple invested in developing this kind of feature, they could also use it as a basis for addtional small (or large) screens around the home - the idea Amazon and Facebook have recently peddled, but done right.
Incorporate iCloud Calendar, Dark Sky, Biking Times, & auto turn off/on for the Apple TV (HomeKit?) so that I can wake up, it’s already on. Leave and it turns off approximately when I leave the house every morning to make it truly seamless and not burn into the screen. Great Job!