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/topic Each week, the Web Applications Team (WAT) at WillowTree uses Slack to post interesting articles, share development tricks, and discuss technologies used in our world. Here’s a breakdown of what we talked about this week.

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A couple of weeks ago at WWDC, Apple unveiled the grand concept of Map extensions. Extensions allow developers to integrate their own custom app functionality into the native Apple Maps app. In order to integrate your app with Apple Maps, developers will need to use a new form of extensions called Intents.

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/topic Each week, the Web Applications Team (WAT) at WillowTree uses Slack to post interesting articles, share development tricks, and discuss technologies used in our world. Here’s a breakdown of what we talked about this week.

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WWDC brought a host of cool updates to Apple products, one of which is a complete revamp of the messages app on iOS. Both Android and iOS have made messaging a priority this year, with Google announcing Allo and Apple showing off their new features in Messages: rich links, inline video, text effects, drawings, and most importantly, apps!

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/topic Each week, the Web Applications Team (WAT) at WillowTree uses Slack to post interesting articles, share development tricks, and discuss technologies used in our world. Here’s a breakdown of what we talked about this week.

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In any software product, it’s important to have continuous integration set up to manage builds for the team. One important responsibility of a continuous integration server is uniquely identifying each build. For a mobile project, this means having a build number in both the Android APK file and the iOS IPA file.

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/topic Each week, the Web Applications Team (WAT) at WillowTree uses Slack to post interesting articles, share development tricks, and discuss technologies used in our world. Here’s a breakdown of what we talked about this week.

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At WWDC, Apple announced updates to all of their platforms. I’d like to focus on some of the key changes in watchOS 3 and how developers can leverage the new technologies to craft great user experiences on Apple Watch.

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iOS 10 brings a host of amazing features, many of which are for developers. One of these great features is SiriKit. Using SiriKit, developers now have the ability to utilize Apple’s powerful voice companion to interact with their apps. Ben Frye, one of my iOS teammates, gives a great SiriKit overview here. In my post, I’ll explore the strengths and weaknesses of the new SiriKit API by creating a simple messaging app using SiriKit, named MessageBot.

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