A concept artist shows what the iPhone’s Health application could look like after being redesigned for Mac.
Currently, this software is only for iOS. There’s not even an iPad version. This concept, created in SwiftUI, hopes to convince Apple to change that.
It’s the creation of Jordan Singer, who took on the job of converting the Health user interface from a small iPhone screen to a larger Mac display.
Health macOS Big Sur app built in SwiftUI
— Jordan Singer (@jsngr) July 14, 2020
To be clear, Singer did not port this iOS app to the Mac. He used SwiftUI to create a user interface that looks like the Health app. It’s a well-made facade, not a fully functional application.
He posted the code for this project to Github, if other developers would like to tinker with it.
Health for Mac is still a good idea
Because there is no macOS version of Apple’s Health app, all the exercise information gathered by an Apple Watch and/or iPhone can only be viewed in the iOS application. Which means there’s no way to see it on a larger display.
Singer created his concept for a Mac version at the urging of fellow developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who suggests it might “inspire Apple to make one.”
This isn’t the first time 25-year-old product designer Jordan Singer has draw the attention of Apple fans. He also used SwiftUI to show what how macOS would look on iPad. And he demonstrated how iOS 14 could be paving the way for “glassOS,” a possible operating system for Apple’s rumored augmented-reality glasses.