Apple holding special event for developers on building app widgets

How to use widgets on your iPhone Home screen
How to use widgets on your iPhone Home screen (Image credit: Joseph Keller / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple has announced a "Building Great Widget Experiences" special event.
  • The event will pair Apple engineers and designers with developers to help create app widgets.

As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple is inviting developers to a special online event called "Building Great Widget Experiences" that will occur on February 1, 2021, and is focused on building app widgets. The company is inviting developers of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS apps to join its own engineers and designers at the event.

Developers are being invited by email to register for the "Building Great Widget Experiences" event, which will take place live on February 1, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be conducted entirely online, which gives developers from all over the world the chance to attend the conference.

The company appears to be encouraging developers to create widgets for their apps, a feature that was revamped in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur.

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Apple Developer Widget Event

Apple Developer Widget Event (Image credit: 9to5Mac)

As noted by 9to5Mac, it is unclear if the event is currently only open to those developers who have received an invite by email.

According to the email, invited developers will be able to ask questions to Apple employees during the event, similar to what the company does during the WWDC. It's unclear whether developers who have not been invited by email can attend the online meeting next month.

Developers are also getting invites for other events like "Bring Your iPad Apps to the Mac" and "Building Great App Clip Experiences."

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Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.