Student and former Apple intern Punya Chatterjee has developed a slick-looking free tvOS app called DayView that acts as a personal dashboard for Apple TV.
Similar to Today View on iPhone, the DayView interface displays widgets that hook into useful online platforms and personal services, providing at-a-glance information in a unified dashboard.
You can customize the dashboard wallpaper and select which widgets go where in the dashboard panels, plus they automatically refresh, so you could leave the app up on your TV screen during your morning routine, for example.
Currently the app includes widgets for weather, commute time, Google calendar, stocks, Twitter trends, and news headlines, but Chatterjee plans to build several more as well as improve the existing widgets, with better dashboard customization options also in the offing.
Possibilities for future updates include custom wallpapers, additional news sources for the news widget, HomeKit integration, extra calendar view options, extendable widgets, and more.
Apple Calendar support would be an obvious win, but Apple’s EventKit framework is currently only available for macOS and iOS, although the developer is looking at alternative syncing solutions in the meantime.
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