With the release of Activity Kit Beta, developers can now create live activities for the iOS 16 lock screen.
Along with the fourth betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 that were issued to developers today, Apple also supplied an Activity Kit beta, which will allow app developers to begin designing apps that may use the Live Activities feature introduced in iOS 16.
Live Activities, which were announced at WWDC, are interactive notifications that allow you to stay up-to-date on what’s happening right now without having to open your apps.
With these new features, Apple has released instruction videos for displaying live data on the Lock Screen via Live Activities in iOS 16. Alongside widget framework and SwiftUI API, they’re taking advantage of some highly advanced notifications capability with their latest release of Live Actions.
A live activity on iOS 16 can last up to 8 hours, but if the app or user decides to end it manually, it will stay visible on the lock screen for 4 more hours.
Developers are unable to create or submit apps that enable Live Activities until this feature becomes available.