Last year I made a WWDC 2014 Wish List. I got at least one thing I wanted. But Apple also gave me a whole bunch of things that I didn’t know I wanted.
Here is an updated list for WWDC 2015.
- Bug Fixes – I’d be very happy if there were less new features and more bug fixes with the current products. For example please fix the networking issues. And I’m still having issues with Gmail in OS X Mail.
- 3rd Party Complications on Apple Watch – Complications are awesome. I’d like to be able to expose a complication from my app.
- Complications on iOS Home Screen – Having complications on the Apple Watch, makes me want them on the iOS home screen.
- Siri Extensibility – I’d like to see Apple open up Siri to third party apps. For example if I have RunKeeper on my iPhone, I’d like to be able to tell Siri “Start my run”, “End my run”. When Apple announced HomeKit in 2014, it allowed custom names for things in your house. A step forward, but I’d like to see more.
- AppleTV SDK – I’d love to be able to write apps for the AppleTV.
- Sandboxing – I’m glad that Apple has sandboxing in the Mac App Store. But it’s too restrictive. Apps like Coda should be able to run. Apple should start by sandboxing Xcode.
- Filesystem – Mac OS X and iOS are due for a new filesystem. ZFS was rumored for awhile but fell through.
- Extensions – I love extensions, but there are a few problems. The difference between a share and action extension is confusing. It’s hard to tell when new extension are available. There should be more trigger points for extensions.
- Default Applications on iOS – On OS X you can set a default application for things like mail and web browser. I wish you could do the same on iOS.
- Multiple profiles on iOS – It would be nice if iOS supported multiple users, so a family could share an iPad.