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Exploring custom watchOS Watch faces • David Smith
<p>I’ve given a lot of thought to custom watch faces for watchOS over the years but always ultimately just moved on because I believed that Apple will never allow for them. The usual reasons I’ve heard given are:

• Apple likes to control the aesthetics of the device,<br />• there’d be too much copyright/copycat issues,<br />• they require too low level connection to the system to be performant,<br />• and they aren’t necessary.

Whether or not any of these are good, valid, or beneficial reasons honestly doesn’t interest me too much now. Because I spent the better part of this week making my own watch faces, <strong>and it was glorious!</strong> This is the most fun I’ve had in development in a long time.

There is something delightful about solving a problem that is superficially so simple and constrained. The constraint leads to lots of opportunities for creative thinking. Ultimately you just need to communicate the time but how you do that can take countless different forms. It reminds me of the various ‘UI Playgrounds’ that have existed in app design. For a while it was twitter clients, then podcast players and weather apps.

Here are a few of the designs I’ve come up with this week..</p>


He and Steven Troughton-Smith have been blasting through for the past few days; Stroughton-Smith has a <a href="https://github.com/steventroughtonsmith/SpriteKitWatchFace">git repo which lets you install your own Watch faces</a> (if you have an Apple Developer account). It's impressive stuff. A selection below, which other developers are expanding on. (See <a href="https://twitter.com/stroughtonsmith/">Troughton-Smith's feed on Twitter</a> for more.)

<img src="https://camo.githubusercontent.com/be127f1b438a9f80f6af693cea1b1d59601bf768/68747470733a2f2f686363646174612e73332e616d617a6f6e6177732e636f6d2f67685f7370726974656b69747761746368666163652e6a7067" width="100%" />

It's really persuasive: yes, Apple ought to open this up.
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