The unofficial WWDC app for macOS
Enjoy WWDC from the comfort of your Mac with the unofficial WWDC app for macOS. Whether you’re (virtually) attending or not, you can access livestreams, videos and sessions during the conference and as a year-round resource.
In partnership with CocoaHub, you can also use the app’s Community tab to browse through Apple announcements, updates to the Swift language, new episodes from your favorite podcasts, community blog posts, and more.
You may also search for your WWDC content in Raycast if you have both apps installed, just enable “Allow other apps access to your WWDC content” in preferences.
⬇️ If you just want to download the latest release, go to the website.
The schedule tab shows the schedule for the current edition of WWDC, and allows you to watch live streams for the Keynote and other sessions throughout the week.
Watch this year’s videos as they’re released and access videos from previous years. You can also read transcripts of sessions and easily jump to a specific point in the relevant video. Transcripts are also searchable and available in multiple languages.
- Watch videos in 0.5x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x or 2x speeds
- Fullscreen and native picture-in-picture support
- Navigate video contents easily with the help of transcripts
Clip Sharing allows you to share a short segment (up to 5 minutes) from a session’s video. This is a great feature for quickly sharing snippets of content from the conference.
You can watch WWDC videos (both live and on-demand) on your Chromecast. Just click the Chromecast button while playing a video, choose your device from the list and control playback using the Google Home app on your phone.
Have you ever found yourself watching a WWDC session and wishing you could take notes at a specific point in the video to refer back to later on? This is now possible with bookmarks.
With bookmarks, you can create a reference point within a video and add an annotation to it. Your bookmark annotations can also be considered while using the search, so it’s easier than ever to find the content you’ve bookmarked before.
Browse content curated by the CocoaHub team in the Community tab.
Enable the iCloud sync in preferences and your favorites, bookmarks and progress in sessions will be synced across your Macs.
You can easily share links to sessions or videos by using the share button. The links shared are universal links that redirect to Apple’s developer website, so if they’re opened on a Mac which has the app installed, they will open in the app. The links are also compatible with iOS devices using the Apple Developer app.
Nerdy bits 🤓
Code of Conduct
We expect all of our contributors to help uphold the values set out in our code of conduct. We fundamentally believe this will help us build a better community, and with it a better app.
Please read the contribution guidelines before opening an issue or pull request.
A number of third-party libraries are used by the app:
- Realm: data storage and caching
- Sparkle: automatic updates
- CloudKitCodable: sync support
- Siesta: networking
- RxSwift: reactive extensions
- RxRealm: reactive extensions for Realm
- ConfCore is the core of the app that deals with Apple’s WWDC API, data storage, caching, syncing and transcripts (everything that has to do with data, basically)
- ConfUIFoundation contains shared color, font definitions and other useful extensions used by the main app target and
- PlayerUI contains the UI components for the video player and some general-purpose UI components used throughout the app
- ThrowBack provides support for migration of user data and preferences from old versions of the app
Building the app
Building requires Xcode 12.5 or later.
Clone this branch and before opening the project, run
./bootstrap.sh to setup the environment. It will install
swiftlint for you using
brew if you don’t have it yet.
Since the app uses CloudKit, when you build it yourself, all of the CloudKit-dependant functionality will not be available. CloudKit requires a provisioning profile and a paid developer account.
To build the app yourself without the need for a developer account and a CloudKit container, always use the
WWDC target when building. The
WWDC with iCloud target requires a paid developer account and a CloudKit container, which you won’t be able to create because of the app’s bundle identifier.
Clearing app data during development
If you need to clear the app’s preferences and stored data during development, you can run
./cleardata.sh in the project folder. This will delete all of your preferences and data like favorites, bookmarks and progress in videos, so be careful.