Kristina Thai is an iOS Software Engineer at Intuit, where she works on the QuickBooks Self-Employed app. She regularly writes tutorials and technical commentary on iOS and watchOS development on her website kristina.io. As an international speaker, she has presented on topics ranging from Apple Watch development to using technical writing to advance engineering skills. Her past speaking events include talks at AltConf, try! Swift NYC, iOSDevUK and many more. Kristina's main goal in life is to consume as much guacamole as she can. In her spare time she also enjoys watching cat videos and Twittering.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 3 years since the Apple Watch was first announced to the public. We’ve seen a multitude of changes throughout its short history and are still imagining what the future is for the “most personal product Apple has ever made.”
In this session we’ll walk through the Apple Watch’s brief history, discuss the evolution the product has made in its short lifespan and what developers can do to make the most out of it’s most personal attributes. From tips and tricks for Watch Connectivity to lessons learned from implementing ClockKit, we’ll cover an array of Watch specific APIs. At the end, we’ll take a look at upcoming changes in watchOS 4, as well as take a deep dive into what needs to be done to upgrade from previous watchOS versions to support the latest one.