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Apple has recently provided developers with new design resources and updates to support the upcoming software releases, including visionOS, iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, watchOS 10, and more. These resources aim to facilitate creating and designing applications, enabling developers to streamline their workflow. Let’s take a closer look at the updates Apple has introduced:
New Design Templates and Sketch Libraries
Apple has introduced new design templates and Sketch libraries for each operating system. These resources are tailored explicitly to iOS, visionOS, watchOS, and macOS platforms, empowering developers to create visually appealing and cohesive user interfaces. Some templates, such as those for visionOS, iOS 17, and iPadOS 17, are also available in Sigma, expanding the range of design tools developers can utilize.
Updated Human Interface Guidelines
Apple has also updated its Human Interface Guidelines, which provide developers with essential best practices and guidelines for designing interfaces across Apple platforms. The updated guidelines offer valuable insights into creating captivating and user-friendly applications for visionOS. Developers can find recommendations on spatial layouts, the field of view, and designing immersive experiences, enabling them to optimize their app designs for visionOS.
Expansion of SF Symbols
SF Symbols, Apple’s iconography library that seamlessly integrates with the San Francisco system font, has been expanded with 700 new symbols. These symbols encompass a wide range of categories, including car indicators, game controller buttons, additional weather conditions, and currencies. Developers working on apps for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, tvOS 17, and watchOS 10 can leverage these symbols to enhance the visual experience for their users. The symbols are available in nine weights and three scales and are automatically aligned with the accompanying text.
Extensions to San Francisco Font
Apple has also extended its San Francisco font by introducing new language extensions, including Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, and Hebrew. This update caters to developers working on applications that support these languages, enabling them to maintain a consistent and cohesive visual experience throughout their apps.
By providing these comprehensive design resources and updates, Apple aims to empower developers to deliver visually stunning and user-friendly applications across its diverse platforms. As developers continue to explore these resources and incorporate them into their design workflows, users can anticipate more engaging and visually appealing experiences across various Apple devices.