Excellent implementation 5/5
This app exemplifies iOS best practices.
The user is able to multitask while still enjoying the video content. This is a feature missing from many of my favorite video apps.
E.g. Video continues to play via airplay even after pressing home button, allowing me to take notes for example while still watching the video.
Also, I am able to put the display to sleep which allows me to save battery, while still playing video.
Awesome app 5/5
Nice job with the home 🏡 pod apple 🍎💻⌚️📱📲💻⌨️🖥🔌🔋📡
Really needs utility affordances 2/5
By Chris Pt
This is a LOT of content. Most modern video-and audio-consumption apps have playback speed controls which are essential for something like this. In a similar vein, since the info here can be a little dense, it's important to be able to scroll forward and backwards in the video. Since the scrubber doesn't tell you which timestamp you've scrolled to, this is a painfully slow and frustrating operation in this app: you need to try to judge how many scrubber pixels equals how many seconds of video, and even when you think you have it, releasing your finger from the scrubber causes it to jump somewhere else.
WWDC presentations are some of the most important documentation the community relies on: they elucidate the documentation and sometimes even contain information not available or not at all clear from the docs. Crafting this tool around that crucial need, and around the fact that this is reference material, would certainly pay off in terms of the quality of the app ecosystem.
Please support download during only wifi connection. 1/5
It've started downloading when it's connected at the Wifi. Then moving out without wifi, it use all of my cellphone data with watching already downloaded contents. It's terrible. The cellular company already charged over $100. I had to join the other data plan.
Please support a option to control download wifi only.
No floating video windows? 4/5
It's incredible to have so much valuable data organized so well in one app, thank you APPLE!
This is the standard by which other companies should hold their conference libraries to. They provide great labeling, easy accessibility and wonderfully direct, short and sweet presentations.
I'm able to switch WWDC to the background while it's audio continues to play, allowing me to take care of work and enjoy the presentations at the same time. Brilliant. Plain and simple.
Many companies throw together conference video library navigation interfaces for the web or apps, without showing much thought to the value of what the material is and how it will be accessed. Apple remains beyond reproach on this.
My only request would be a floating video window.
I've been listening to the presentations for the last two weeks at work nonstop. Thank you.
No slides 3/5
Thanks for letting us download the videos. But I wish you had a download link for the slides the way you do on the wwdc site.
This is abreast way to get updated in the apple world and recap on the latest technology from APPLE!!!!!! Highly Suggested
Great way to experience conference virtually 5/5
By My Night Sight
This app has been getting better each year, and having the ability to download conference sessions to my device and take them with me is fantastic.
1) In the "Favorites" view of Videos, group by year. While it is nice to see my favorites from previous years, being able to distinguish the current set would be helpful
2) Bring back closed captions. May not be ready yet, but I miss them when I can't turn up the audio.
Please add skip fwd/back 10 seconds! 4/5
There are dozens of times when I missed something and need to skip back or forward just a bit to take another look at the code or to search for a particular part of a video. This is probably the only app where I've needed these skips while watching video more than any other video app! Other than that, the app is getting better, keep up the good work.
By Mardy Tardy
I love this app. I get all the news I missed! All the people below that say needs ios 10.3 or iCloud stuff or blah blah blah, are dumb. This app is amazing. I will rate all apple apps 5 star even if there are bugs, which there are non in this one. I LOVE THIS APP!
No support for iOS 9 1/5
Doesn't work on IOS 9 devices.
Ooh so broken 1/5
2017: they did it again: reach into your private device and prevent a perfectly working app from working in order to enforce their dictat... last year's has been crippled and this year's does not work on my device as it is.. please!!! .. can someone with deep pockets sue the life out of this company!? as for the problems with the 2017 version... we all know it is pointless to list them, nothing will ever be fixed.
Got a new pro... had the lates os already.. design of the app looks really good!!! .. just too bad download is not working.. what is wrong with you guys?!
2016: so there we have it again... Apple forcing down the latest of ios with the latest of this broken app.
We are one year later, and stop/start is still broken (sometimes cannot stop a video). And yes, it is still possible to have multiple videos playing at the same time, resulting in all the sound tracks overlaid (I got 3 to play at the same time, WITHOUT TRYING). Got to the point where some videos are now impossible to delete from device (or ui is unable to recognize they are no longer there)... what a mess!
2015: so much for the brilliant architecture showcased in one of the wwdc videos... this app is truly a shame which crashes for so many reasons and has poor usability. E.g.: what kind of a designer whould not let users filter by the fact that a video is downloaded on the device or not, or lose its state so regularly(did u watch the state restoration sessions?)... seriously, a bit less on stage parading and a bit more real coding...
It is impossible for this app to have been tested (beyond 'ok, play, stop, close- job done'): it systematically plays 2 videos (image playing once, but soundtracks overlayed) when terminating playback a certain specific way and starting a second video (the reason is even explained in one of the recent tvOS videos). This is actually not the only way to get 2 or 3 videos playing at the same time. The only way to stop that nonsense is to kill the app, and then good luck searching around to figure which one was last playing.
there are plenty of sessions you might want to watch on how to handle errors in the network layers... problems during downloads lead to frozen controls: cannot pause, cannot cancel, cannot delete - have to kill the app then try to delete the faulty download again. In the more extreme situations, i ran into the UI reporting a partial download, killing the app and the download and restarting it led to the UI saying there was already a file by that name. And that problem can only truly be fixed by deleting/reinstalling the app.
I think what this shows is that the brilliant new design is either a really bad idea or that it is too complicated for the people who implemented this app. In all cases, this is truly an insult to professional programming.
PS: these problems have been around for months... and as usual nobody is doing anything about them... and you guys want to write the software for a car??
No content available on older devices 1/5
Version 6 of this app requires iOS 10 which is not available for any of my iDevices. The new WWDC 2017 content is not available in the previous version of the WWDC app that runs on my devices. **UPDATE:** A few days after writing this review, Apple completely disabled access to all content from previous years as well. So the previous version of the app still running on my devices no longer has access to any content at all and the current version of the app doesn't run on any of my devices. I don't understand that decision at all. One day, I had access to all content from previous years. The next day, without any changes to the apps running on my devices, I didn't have access to any content at all.
Filled up my storage 1/5
After trying to download 10 videos, my storage filled up 10GB but impossible to play the videos, I deleted the app and my storage is still full, even after a reboot.
Bugs everywhere 1/5
If you get to playing a live stream too early the app crashes
Only some videos will download
Downloaded videos will not play
Requires IOS 10 1/5
I was unable to watch the new keynote so I downloaded this app to find out that it does not work on iOS 9.
Like the content, but.... 2/5
Think the content is great, and ability to watch videos, set favorites. One infuriating bug or feature is the auto scroll on the schedule. Every time I favorite a session, it auto scrolls to a previously selected session forcing me to scroll back down to the times I was trying to look at.
Cant download videos 1/5
Download icon shows in list view, but doesn't work.
iOS 10.3 required 1/5
Please support devices that aren't on the latest minor version yet.
Worst Apple App ever!! 1/5
Cloud icon to download is visible, however not able to download the content. Cells are not getting refreshed, so cloud icon is always visible after scrolling down then up.
Other UI issues as well. Come on Apple. Developers expect more from you guys!
Thank You 3/5
I haven't been able to go to WWDC for the past 2 years, but now I'm so happy to be able to watch the videos from the sessions right away. This makes it so nice for developers who can't make it to the conference. Much appreciated Apple!
UPDATE: This year the app crashes whenever I try to view a live session. I'm very disappointed by this. ☹️
YET ANOTHER UPDATE: The 2017 videos are not being added to the app as quickly as the 2016 videos were added last year. I feel like this WWDC app and experience for those developers not able to attend the conference in person is a step backwards from the year before.
Update wiped all data but fixed 5/5
Worked until session names changed after keynote. Now every screen is blank. Update: delete, hard reset and reinstall fixed.
Crashes constantly 1/5
I tapped on the state of the union in the calendar, tapped on watch, and the app crashed.
I tried to download the video. The app crashed.
Same for the keynote.
Made by Apple? 3/5
Surprised this was made by Apple. Nice clean design but low quality video, and I'm using an iPhone 6S Plus!
App just crashes 1/5
Just crashes when playing the live streams.
When watching a live video, app crashes 3/5
By Christopher Hillman
I wanted to see The Platform State of the Union, and when it went live, I tapped on the event in the schedule and when I tapped watch live, the app crashed, therefore unable to watch the event. However, while watching on-demand videos from previous events, there is no problem.
Beautiful layout and pleasant interactions 4/5
By Don Swet
Good update overall, but you can no longer cancel downloads until they've completed. 😓
This is pretty much beyond HATERSHAQ'S experience. 5/5
HATERSHAQ does not travel for the first time. But HATERSHAQ is willing to see what kind of presentation everyone has got.
By UNTED STATES MAN
I want go to WWDC too
It's cute!!! 4/5
I love the app for so many reasons!! I love the cute little images you could send to your friend!! I wish they could add more but I could understand why they didn't. Knowing that it's not just used for the images and it's a free app. A lot people are saying that they should have add Spanish phrase. That doesn't really brother me through. Maybe it's because I don't have many friends or family that speak that. And it is an apple app. Apple is American and American speaks mostly English. Although they could have add one or two. Mostly because American doesn't really have one language that they speak and it would help people who can't speak it. Anyway, I love the app and it's cute to send the images
I'm so excited!!!! 5/5
I can't wait see what Apple has made for us. Great app, I love that it's Red themed
Apple is Passion WWDC 2017 Here We Go! 5/5
By Michael Sandovski
Thank you Apple for this amazing event that I know for sure the Apple team will deliver.
Apple Team. You are awesome.
Tim Cook. You are awesome.
Apple. You are awesome.
That's my poem to WWDC 2017. Enjoy the show!
Needs PDF Access 4/5
Would be nice to have PDFs for sessions
Great update to an awesome resource 5/5
I love the new design, and I can't wait to see what WWDC 2017 has in store!
Downloads Don't Work 1/5
The download feature throws an error every time saying that I don't have permission to "2016". Constantly signs itself out. App only gets attention the month before WWDC and then apple puts it on the back burner.
Works perfectly 5/5
I'm not sure what the negative reviews are about (Apple haters) but it works great. I click the video and after about 20 seconds it plays. I'm guessing that's to load some kind of buffer but not a big deal. Also has WWDC schedule complete with dates, times, and locations.
Great way to watch videos on AppleTV! 5/5
Videos show up again!
Doesn't recognize I'm Apple Developer 1/5
Says favorites only available to registered Apple developers. Well I am. And prior downloads are taking up space but I can't view them.
I've deleted the app in hope it will work, but hell, isn't this an Apple app that should work? And these guys are planning on instructing others? I think there should be a session called How not to build an app, as we did with WWDC.
I deleted, and reinstalled and works. Now I have to download all again
Dear Apple developer please learn about migrations and how to deal with version upgrades. I can't believe people pay Apple for training when they build crappy apps themselves
Problems downloading 1/5
The App wouldn't delete, wouldn't download and continued to have problems. Ended up never downloading and just sitting there indefinitely loading because I couldn't delete it
Video scrubbing is so bad that it is rage-inducing. The app does not accurately remember what videos you have watched, what videos you have finished, and what videos you are in the middle of.
Update: video scrubbing is the F***ING WORST. Nothing has improved. It is so INCREDIBLY difficult and frustrating.
PAUSING DOWNLOAD SOMETIMES RESETS DOWNLOAD TO 0%!
WRITE REVIEW CLEARED ITSELF WHILE WRITING THIS BY TILTING THE IPHONE 7! NOT GOOD!
No videos!! 1/5
By Hanis Bellamy
Urgent fix please!
Remove downloaded video is not working 2/5
Besides the broken remove downloaded video function, there needs to be a filter for showing downloaded videos.
Videos not working 1/5
Videos not working in latest update
Getting better 5/5
No just no 1/5
I downloaded this in order to warn a streaming video from apples dev website for wwdc. That is absolutely unacceptable behavior and whoever made that decision at apple should be let go.
Please do it 3/5
By Alireza byt
This is not just from me, this is from ALL Iranian🇮🇷 Apple Fans, we have some iPhone 6s devises which have battery problem and guess what! We can't do any thing with it cause there is no official APPLE STORE in Iran. Other wise we can't bye new iPhone cause it is really expensive here. I have gotta say that u have no idea how many huge apple fans we have here. So please please consider establishing a perfect and beeeg apple store in tehran. Tnx apple
Videos no longer work 1/5
Used to be a great way to view the WWDC session videos on iPad; now no combination of filters shows any videos.
Needs playback speed controls. 3/5
Please include controls to toggle the speed of video playback in future versions. Examples: .5x 1x 1.5x and 2x