Grow by ANZ iPhone App

We’re pleased to announce that the latest updates to Grow by ANZ are now live.

These updates include an Insurance module that enables ANZ customers to have a complete view of their overall assets and debt, to ensure that they are properly protected.

The latest updates also include an Apple Watch app and Touch ID login.

Check it out on the App Store.

PETER DALTON
(General Manager Digital Solutions, Global Wealth / Group General Manager, Innovation at ANZ):

The Outware team has been a part of the Grow project from the very beginning. They have demonstrated their expertise, dedication and focus on quality, delivery and a great customer experience, which makes them a leader in their field and a valued partner to ANZ. 

 

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We’re really excited to announce that the AFL Live Official App for Apple Watch is now available!

The AFL Live Official App for Apple Watch allows users to quickly and easily check AFL match start times, live scores, match stats and the ladder.

The user experience (UX) approach for the Apple Watch is entirely different to smartphones and tablets. Users appreciate very short engagements that provide context specific information with minimal interaction. This means the app has to be designed with a shallow navigational hierarchy and smart logic to work out what information the user might want at any given moment.

The AFL Live Official App for Apple Watch is designed to be used on the go and at a glance. Users simply have to lift their wrist and swipe to view key features, rather than take their phone out and launch the app, before being able to access the information they want.

Danny Gorog, Director of Outware Mobile says ‘Apple Watch marks the start of the wearable computing revolution, and we’re proud and excited to have developed the only official AFL app for Apple Watch.’

Telstra and Outware Mobile began working together in 2011 on the AFL Live Official App to bring footy fans their favourite sport on smartphones and tablets. Since then, the app has been continuously upgraded and enhanced, making use of the latest technologies to deliver an award winning mobile sports entertainment experience. In 2014, this partnership delivered a revitalised mobile experience for Club Apps as well as the world’s first live sporting app for a wearable device in the AFL Live App for Pebble.

Our objective for these apps has always been to enhance the AFL experience by making it convenient and easy for fans to access their favourite sport wherever and whenever they want. The AFL Live Official App for Apple Watch now extends this great mobile experience to another level of convenience and engagement for fans of the sport.

AFL Live Official App for Apple Watch is now available on the App Store when you download the latest version of the AFL Live Official App for iPhone.

 

Thanks to Tina for providing us all with the following, latest updates from WWDC! Get your Apple Watch fix below.

Outwarians at WWDC

These notes are a summary of multiple Apple Watch related sessions throughout the first three days of WWDC. We are very excited that Apple has finally released native watchOS, together with many new interesting features. This means we are now able to be more innovative and creative with our watch apps.

What’s new in WatchOS 2?

Architecture

In the first watchOS, the watch only contains WatchKitApp which is the UI part of the application and all logic is in WatchKitExtension which is located in the main iOS application. In watchOS 2, WatchKitExtensionmoves over to run natively on the watch, so now it contains both WatchKitApp and WatchKitExtension. The watch can communicate with the iOS app via WatchConnectivity framework. In addition, it can talk directly to the web services using NSURLSession. This means that the watch app still work even your iPhone is not presented or out of range!

3 Brand New Frameworks

  1. WatchKit
  2. WatchConnectivity
  3. ClockKit

Complications

Developers can now make their own complications which are displyed on the watch faces. A complication is a customisable widget on your watch face.

Time Travel

Apple has introduced new feature which is called Time Travel which lets you speed forward in time by rotating the digital crown. You will be able to see what is coming in the day, including your watch battery percentage.

Media Playback + Audio Recording

Apple now supports media playback and audio recording. It can play

  • Videos through WKInterfaceMovie
    • which give a full screen video standard appearance.
    • The video content can be stored locally or remotely.
    • Good to playback short contents.
  • Long-form audio
    • Suitable for playback long form audio, such as, Podcasts or music.
    • Media is playing in background.

Haptic

Apple took a watch experience to another level with Taptic Engine. Users will come to know a feeling and sound of each individual haptic and what it means in the context of the application. They now can be delivered information without having to raise their wrist. To play Haptic, you can simply callWKInterfaceDevice.currentDevice().playHaptic(.click).

Security

In watchOS2, you now can store user sensitive data in Keychain which is now made available on the watch. You can make the data available only when the device is unlock and when the user lower their wrist, the data will become unavailable.

How to migrate from watchOS 1 to watchOS 2

If you have already started developing watchOS 1 and want to migrate to watchOS 2. Apple has provides a detailed guideline which can be found here.

For more in-depth information, checkout WatchKit in-depth part 1 and part 2.

P.S. We finally got to meet meet the legendary Kent (Outwarian Alumni)!