What does HomeScreen do?
We know how stressful a busy life can be. From soccer practices, to work and social events, it can be hard to schedule in those much needed moments together as a family. The HomeScreen Apple TV app is created with the always on-the-go family in mind and acts as your own personal planner by comparing schedules and displaying weather, all located right in your living room.
The app pulls in your calendar from your iCloud so you can see the main events everyone in your household has planned for the week.
Your photos are automatically pulled in from iCloud so you no longer have to send photos to each other to relive family vacations.
The app generates tips and notifications based on your calendar and location. It even suggests events for you and your family or friends to go to based on your calendar and weather.
The weather is pulled in from a weather API to give you a detailed forecast for the today and a summary of the next four days. It even displays of summary of the main weather events for the next week.
How does it work?
Your life in one place
Using Xcode, Apple’s interface for building apps, our team created a native TVOS app for the Apple TV. New to most recent iteration of Apple TV’s is an app store, allowing third-party apps to be downloaded to the device. The app imports weather from a weather service and your calendar and photos from iCloud after signing in with a family sharing account. We will also make use of the multidirectional gestures included on the new remote. We will use the swiping gestures to navigate through the app and move between the photos.