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Apple Updates WWDC App With Customizable Icons, Hidden Session Info and iMessage Stickers Ahead of 2019 Event

Ahead of the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off on Monday, June 3 with a keynote event, Apple has updated its official WWDC app for iOS devices.

There have been no design changes to the app aside from a new neon icon that better matches the darker theme of the 2019 conference, but according to Apple's release notes, the update adds a new profile area for managing notifications, virtual queuing for labs, and app icon selection. App icon selection means you can change the color of the Apple logo on the icon in the Settings section of the app.


You'll also see new WWDC-themed iMessage stickers in the Messages app following the update.


The new update introduces placeholder titles for upcoming sessions and labs, with official names hidden because many of these sessions are based on features that have not yet been announced.


For developers who are on-site and attending WWDC, the app offers up on-site tools like maps and start times for labs, sessions, and events. For those unable to attend, it will include live video streams of the keynote, labs, and sessions.


Apple is also offering a tvOS app for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV so developers can also watch WWDC sessions on their television sets.

The Worldwide Developers Conference starts on June 3 with a keynote that will take place at 10:00 a.m. Apple will live stream the keynote on both its website and on the Apple TV, and MacRumors will also provide live coverage on MacRumors.com and through the MacRumorsLive Twitter account.

Apple's WWDC app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]



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5 weeks ago

Customizable App Icons coming in iOS 13?!

We already have them, developers just have to allow it for their app. I was able to set my MLB At Bat icon as the Yankees logo because that app allows it.
Rating: 17 Votes
5 weeks ago

We already have them, developers just have to allow it for their app. I was able to set my MLB At Bat icon as the Yankees logo because that app allows it.


This. Been a feature since one of the iOS 10 updates.
Rating: 15 Votes
5 weeks ago

I wonder if the neon stuff will translate over to iOS. It was in the WWDC invites too.

With dark mode incoming, neon outlines to apps could be cool
Rating: 15 Votes
5 weeks ago
You would think after the recent Apple events people would stop getting their hopes up.
Rating: 10 Votes
5 weeks ago
Customizable App Icons coming in iOS 13?!
Rating: 7 Votes
5 weeks ago
What a joke
Rating: 6 Votes
5 weeks ago
Finally! App icon customization! :eek:

For the WWDC app…
Rating: 6 Votes
5 weeks ago

Finally! App icon customization! :eek:

For the WWDC app…


It already exists on iOS. I have certain apps I can customise their icon.
Rating: 5 Votes
5 weeks ago
I wonder if the neon stuff will translate over to iOS. It was in the WWDC invites too.
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago

With dark mode incoming, neon outlines to apps could be cool

Yeah, but not just a plain neon image, but an icon made of animated neons that blink like real ones. That way, activating dark mode would be much cooler with icons lighting up unevenly during a second.


And the app whose developer doesn't update the icon for the dark mode? Well, that app would be truly dark, like shadowed, until the developer makes an actual neon version.

I like it!

EDIT: nah, that's too complicated and too much to ask and if Apple doesn't involve somehow with a software to help with the conversion to the new icons, I don't see it coming.
Rating: 2 Votes

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