Keynotes – Apple’s Announcements at WWDC 2017 – iOS Application Developers

The 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote was Apple’s biggest event in years, with the company introducing both new software platforms and a range of new hardware products.

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As usual, the event began with the message for developers “Keep making apps, the world is depending on you”.

And as always, the event started with a keynote during which Apple announced dates (June 5–9, 2017 in San Jose) of updates for their iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS platforms.

iOS 11

A Giant step for iPhone, A Monumental leap for iPad

Apple officially announced iOS 11 at WWDC 2017. The next major update to the operating system running on millions of iPhones and iPads will improve.

Messages App Syncs Across Multiple Devices

The first new iOS 11 feature: synchronized conversations across iCloud, iOS, and macOS. Messages are moving to iCloud.

If you erase a message on your iPhone or iPad, then it will also delete from the iPad and the Mac and vice-versa. Our conversations will be stored on iCloud, which will make them easier to retrieve your future Apple devices.

Apple Pay

There is also an update related to Apple Pay, which will now be able to pay people. Person-to-person payments let people pay directly from Messages as an iMessage app.

It uses the TouchID fingerprint sensor. And the money which received will go into your Apple Pay Cash Card, which you can use for further Apple Pay payments, or to transfer money back into your account.

It might be helpful to make payment through application and person can directly transfer money to his friends or family members or use as general. Hence, we can enhance our application to the next level in terms of eCommerce market.

SIRI

Aha, Apple has made improvements to Siri that makes assistant’s voice sound more natural when responding to users. Siri will now be able to perform translations from English to Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Wow…

As a ios developers, we can definitely use this feature into multi-language application and give better user-interface as well as performance to our app users.

Siri is also getting smarter about suggestions. On-device, learning is synced across other Apple devices but kept completely private, readable only for you. Siri gives suggestions based on personal usage of Safari, News, Mail, Messages and more. For example, as Siri learns topics or places, a user is interested in while browsing Safari.

Camera

The camera also has lots of improvements, including improved image quality. Portrait Mode in the iPhone 7 Plus can be taken with Optical Image Stabilisation, True Tone flash and HDR.

Apple has also added a new technology called High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) that reduces the file size of your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus photos.

This can be helpful into the application where Image and its quality is considered as the core concept.

CONTROL CENTER

In iOS 11, Apple has redesigned Control Center, which is the thing that users can swipe up to access frequent and important settings or change songs when listening to music.

Drag And Drop For IPAD

Apple is specially focusing on productivity for the iPad with iOS 11.

A new drag-and-drop feature lets you quickly move info or media from one split-screen app into the other besides it. Drag and drop can also be used with apps on your dock or home screen.

Lock Screen Improvement

The Lock Screen in iOS 11 has been improved so that you can see all of your Notifications in one place.

You can see all of your Notifications, simply pull it down from the top of the screen. Then you will be able to see both your recent and missed notifications in one place.

Here, we should take care about sending an extra unnecessary notifications, as our users can’t get bored from such things. And only useful notifications should be seen to attract the user of our application.

Maps App

Apple announced that the Maps app in iOS 11 will support indoor mall and airport maps. The indoor maps will allow you to see which restaurants are past security at the airport. And you can also see which stores are on what levels in the malls.

Lane Guidance in Maps now encourages you to dodge missing a turn or an exit by showing which lane you should be in when you’re navigating. You can also check the speed limit of the road.

As a mobile app developer, we should think that whether this feature can put our application into an advanced level in terms of event organization kind of feature where our users can easily find the place/stall where he needs to go.

Do Not Disturb While Driving

Apple iOS 11 has a very useful safety called Do Not Disturb while Driving. This feature helps drivers stay focused on the road by automatically silencing notifications. And you can send auto-replies to your contacts in your favorites so that they know you are driving.

App Store App Improvements: A whole new design, A whole new perspective

The App Store has been redesigned from the ground to help you discover new apps and games you can’t live without. You’ll see daily stories by experts, a dedicated Games tab, lists for all kinds of apps, and much more. It’s the biggest thing to come to the App Store since apps. And now apps that are submitted to the Apple App Store are generally reviewed within 24 hours.

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Apple is building augmented reality directly into the core of iOS, giving developers the tools they need to convincingly blend digital entertainment with the real world. So with help of this new framework, we can effectively introduce augmented reality into our application.

Now, it’s like behind-the-scenes stuff for iOS. It’s getting Metal 2, of course, and a new set of machine learning APIs letting developers use Apple’s natural language comprehension and facial recognition tools.

macOS High Sierra

Your Mac. Elevated

macOS High Sierra introduces new core technologies that improve the most important functions of your Mac. From re-architecting, it shows how it stores your data & how you watch videos to unleash the full power of the graphics processors.

Apple File System

To your Mac, everything you care about is data. And a file system is what organizes all that data into files and folders you can access with a click. Apple’s current file system was designed in the early days of Mac, and it has performed beautifully ever since. But today’s flash‑based Mac opens up new possibilities for innovation, so it’s time to lay a new foundation. With macOS High Sierra, Apple is introducing the Apple File System to Mac, with an advanced architecture that brings a new level of security and responsiveness.

Below are some bullet points about updates in macOS High Sierra:

    • Modifies Safari by including autoplay video blocking
    • Intelligent tracking prevention to prevent ad trackers
    • Better Photos editing and organization
    • A faster and new behind-the-scenes file system
    • A stronger updated graphics engine that supports VR development
    • Support for the Unity and Unreal gaming engines
    • Using HEVC, video stream better and take up less space on your Mac, while preserving the same visual quality
    • Now Metal 2 not only takes the visual experience to the next level, but also adds capabilities like machine learning, virtual reality, and external GPU support for entertainment and professional creative apps.
    • Virtual reality for Mac. It’s a whole new world.

watchOS 4

More intuitive, More intelligent, More you

Apple announced a new version of watchOS. One of the most noticeable changes in watchOS 4 is the option of using a Siri watch face. This automatically displays contextual information on the Apple Watch, such as approaching appointments, and traffic reports if the wearer is going to work.

New fitness feature includes in controls, more prompts to set goals, and two-way workout data exchange with certain gym equipment. The Apple Watch will also be able to better connect with other hardware gadgets, such as continuous glucose monitors and smart tennis rackets, via NFC. This can be a useful feature where our application also interact with Watch OS.

watchOS 4 also includes a new Music app meant to improve the AirPods experience. Multiple playlists can now be synced including Apple Music-recommended playlists.

The Dock on watchOS 4 has a new look with a vertically scrolling interface with can lead to the UI Interface of the watch application. watchOS 4 can also automatically start when workouts are started, and music playback controls are integrated with the Workout app.

Control Center gains a new flashlight function using the display which also works during outdoor, night workouts as a safety feature.

tvOS

In WWDC 2017, one thing to say from apple about tvOS, The Apple TV is getting a big new content, as Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV and Apple’s new TV app.

New Macs and the iMac Pro

Now faster across the line

Apple also upgraded its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineup with faster processors and SSDs. It also refreshed the MacBooks.

Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar on top now comes with Intel core i5 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 128GB Storage and 8GB RAM. This also has two Thunderbolts 3.0 ports.

iMac Pro: The most powerful Mac ever

The all-new iMac Pro, with its gorgeous 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, is the most powerful Mac ever made. iMac Pro packs incredible performance for advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering.

iPad Pro

Any you can do, you can do better

The new version of the iPad Pro has a 10.5-inch display, 20 percent larger than the previous 9.7-inch model. Apple said that It features a better display with richer color and a new feature called ProMotion, which updates its content up to 120 times per second making it feel smoother and more responsive.

HomePod: Apple’s new Siri speaker

The HomePod has seven tweeters and four-inch woofer; it has an A8 chip living inside it. That’s a feature Sonos has too, letting the speakers adjust their output to, say, push the vocals down the centre of the room while bouncing the bass off the wall.

A feature will respond to “Hey, Siri,” play from your Apple Music account, and answer questions about the music it’s playing. It will also handle other Siri queries, such as weather, news, messages, podcasts, stocks, controlling smart home devices via HomeKit, etc.

Conclusion

Above are the announced points of Apple during WWDC 2017. Though we haven’t had a chance to look through everything yet, feel free to post any missing points or share your thoughts about these new features in iOS app development.

How E-learning Software Development Innovates Education Industry

E-learning industry has proven to be one of the rapid growing industries. There have been a lot of contributions by businesses right from content display to teaching online, online exams, training solutions, interactive solutions, etc. Nowadays e-learning solutions have replaced the stringent and tough methodologies which were used to impart education to students.
Tools of e-learning development encourage people to create quality online courses which are visually appealing and at the same time render appropriate and engaging content. There is a broad range of tools that address certain areas of content authoring, instructional design, and even course delivery. All of these technologies are great, however, it all depends on how people manage and combine them.

E-learning software development company has created huge opportunities for well-known Colleges, Universities and Institutes handing over online certification and e-learning programs, learning on the internet have become familiar among students, professionals, and corporates. In order to meet this mounting demand, organizations are now concentrating on delivering e-learning applications & solutions to their students and customers. 

Cloud computing is the advanced platform which everybody is looking for. Storing data, applications, software in a server apart from the users have its positive and vital influence on the overall computing concept. Various industries have taken into consideration of the practical apps which can benefit from the technology and so they implemented it on their own systems through websites. One sector of society that could utilize undoubtedly is education. Already companies are using clouds for training employees. Cloud computing could have profitable results in the field of electronic learning, specifically, e-learning online.

It is said that technology brings more controversy and complexity than benefits to classrooms. With the use of tools, those students already have an expertise over it. The era of technology has multiple benefits that will serve to overcome the difficulties of initial integration in the long run. Along with the help of education technology, educators can convey a further level of interest towards education and help to properly integrate students with the learning method. There are sky limits to what education technology can do. There are many companies providing services of E-learning mobile application development companies in India

We 9series deliver complete e-learning application development solutions and portal that shapes your requirements to achieve your goal. We focus on developing and design custom e-learning portal that suits your business model with intensifying user experience. Our completely integrated e-learning services cater secure access to the data and information. Feel free to Contact Us.

Custom iPhone App Development and Benefits to Business

The Mobile application development industry has rapidly evolved since the first smartphone was launched back in the 90s. Here’s a quick look at today how Custom iPhone Applications can benefit your business.

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Recently, Apple shared that it had paid over $4 billion to developers when it proclaimed it had hit 25 billion downloads whereas, in July 2011, it was at $2.5 billion. In the present day, smartphones are one of the highest adopted devices for personal as well as professional usage. iPhone app development companies  have a revolutionary market for the web and mobile application development, as device offers flexible development options. For instance, having glanced at the growth curve of an iPad and the iPhone – many global banks have adopted mobile banking via iPhone and have grown their customer base as well.

Custom iPhone application development service enables every industry/individual to have distinct applications designed for their unique requirements. An iPhone app development and customization have become a complex due to an introduction of new devices with their various specifications.

According to experts, it is assumed that with more technological advancement, the iPad and iPhone app development companies is expected to become more necessary in major business operations across the globe. Know what are the benefits of custom iPhone app development and how you can simplify business means with custom iOS app development for iPad and iPhone to achieve enterprise mobility.

Directly Reach To Customers

Custom iPhone app development adds features like mobile analytics and pushes notifications. Enterprises can directly reach their customers and identify their requirements by tracking the data via apps purchased. Custom iPhone app development facilitates a strong connection with the customer. It also helps cater to diversified customer wants and converting your prospects to real buyers.

Branding with Mobile Application Development

Custom iPhone app development increase brand awareness with additional features in an app such as videos, offers, demos, quality product information, and support to customers for product purchase. Custom iPad or iPhone app development serves as a perfect tactic for improving your loyal customer base with focused branding.

Secure Transactions over Mobile Applications

With the growth of in-app purchases, it is crucial to encrypt online transactions to eliminate risks like identity theft, phishing, hacking, and much more. Custom iPhone app development can enable encryption within mobile or tablet app, ensuring secure and efficient transactions for your customer.

An additional benefit of custom iPhone application development service is, it is notably economical for individuals and businesses. The reason for this is that the iPhone app development market is swiftly becoming extremely competitive owing to the possibilities it offers to developers. This makes the pricing scenario competitive. On a different note, a business or individual would observe that the custom iPhone application development advantages smoothly exceed the costs of the same.

9series can help organizations to achieve application scalability and simplifies collaboration with custom mobile app development solutions and services. Our mobile solutions help execute best practices for enterprise mobility to deliver our clients with the ideal solution for their custom requirements.

Mentoring a Mobile Application is never an easy task

In the competitive world of mobility, to develop an application for enterprise has been a quite obvious. So many newbies companies who has applications, developed even by the top mobile app development company have faced app failure. One of the reasons behind the downfall of the app is the improper maintenance of the applications.

Due to an improper maintenance of applications, many startups are facing issues of app failure. Whereas, few of the mobile app development company have a no idea of how to maintain applications. So in order to assist them, some important information is shared here, which will help to maintain the app accurately.

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Guide on Mobile App Maintenance

In an application maintenance, few actions will play a great role and it helps to keep apps more useful and special too.

  1. Plan for the further updates: Even your app has been developed by the best mobile app development company in India or anywhere, with great efforts. Keep maintaining applications well will be additional benefits and notify the user that the app is updated to the current trend. It is better to have a plan for the proper maintenance of an application. If the plan is already made, then overall it helps to decrease the cost.
  1. Frequent and Proper app update: An app is stored as a form of data in the device. So in this case update can be made in two possible scenarios. The first one is the best and the easiest. The latest version of the application can be installed directly by the users without uninstalling the previous version. The second is quite complex. Once the user installed the older version of the app, then the data will be stored in their device so through the data, the new version can be installed. Due to the data storage format will get changed in the new version, it is desirable to use migration tool that helps to migrate from the old format to the new one and it also helps to keep all versions of this tool as in the new version.
  2. Retain users: The best way to retain the users is delivering them frequent and free updates, but that should be worth for their time investment and that could be appreciated by them. If users get a free new feature, they will definitely come back to an application.
  3.  Must Enhance the features for a long time: Like the point it is just made, introducing some additional features for an application will be helpful as a positive result. There is no problem if you make some features a paid option, because many users if they like your app and they are

Apple Pay vs Android Pay: Which is Better?

Apple Pay vs Android Pay

Google Wallet is an alternative of Apple Pay Let’s find out which is the better, Android Pay or Apple Pay?

Android Pay and Apple Pay are wireless payment systems for Android and iOS respectively. Apple Pay was one of the beginners of the card-free payment system. It was announced in September 2014 along with the iPhone 6 while the Google has just been discussed it at Google I/O 2015. This is after Google Wallet (originally) being mentioned back in March 2015.

Are Android Pay and Apple pay similar?

The technological answer is yes. Both use Near Field Communication (NFC) based technology in real-world scenarios and both offer one-touch online payments. Basically, the only real difference is a platform, it is running on – if the user has an iOS device, will use Apple Pay and if a user has an Android device will have to use Android Pay.

Apple Pay has the edge over Android is, it works on Apple Watch, whereas Android Pay so far only seems to work on Android device and not in Android Wear.

Android Pay vs Apple Pay: Which is more secure?

Both services seem secure as of: neither system transmits user’s actual card details to the retailer, but instead creates “virtual” card that is used purely for that transaction. In effect, it means two different transactions are taking place: one between Google/Apple and the retailer, where the retailer receives payment for the sale, and one between Google/Apple and user, where Google/Apple gets reimbursed by users.

In a way, It’s a better approach, because if recall any of the major retail card breaches of the last few years – Target, TJ Maxx and so on – it was the retailer systems which got hacked, not the banks. If user use Android Pay or Apple Pay and the retailer that user used gets hacked, any details they get about the user will be completely unusable.

Over 700,000 retailers in U.S. who accepts contactless payments, will also accept Android Pay too. The services will be accessible for in-app purchases from Uber, Lyft, Hotel Tonight and many more. Android phone owners with their fingerprint readers will be able to authorize purchases, similar to Apple Pay.

As both systems use similar security, the same basic technology and also have the similar aims. They are simply the wireless payment systems for their respective OSs. Justifying this, old phones will be able to use Android Pay but in Apple, only the latest iPhones can make use of Apple Pay. There many iPhone application development company india who can help in developing such a facility for your business.

At the end it’s a user who is going to get maximum benefits out of it. Intense competition between Apple Pay and Android Pay will encourage both to create the best product experience. There is many mobile app solutions and services provider company in India. At 9series we create a state of art experience to integrate both of them; if you have requirement then let’s talk.

Changing Race Track: Travel Industry Going Online

The hospitality industry – comprised of the hotel sector, holiday sector, and the growing economy sector – is now driving all innovation in the travel industry. For the first time after online travel booking became mainstream, hotels are being revised and redesigned from top to bottom, and each obvious part of hospitality is being turned over, questioned, and rebuilt.

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Most chains in the hotel industry are figuring out of digital and human interactions to produce guest experiences, as digitally empowered consumers are demanding more. There is a big opportunity for travel brands to adopt semantic search though it’s still in its origin. While the natural language abilities and contextual awareness are already appealing, a linguistic search will continue to become more functional. Consumers will continue to add data and user-generated content on the web at a hasty rate, adding more chances for travel companies to provide search results personalized to the individual traveler.

In 2015, the travel industry has started following mobile payments and wearable devices newly combine, producing powerful conversion-driving opportunities for brands. For many travelers, the world has lost its mystery gratefulness to the globalization of commerce, tweets from distant lands, Instagram uploads and the way that digital technology gives us information around the world. As Chris Silcock, SVP of Hilton Worldwide told Skift earlier in the year, “Because of connectivity levels, because of the adoption of the smartphone, because of the data that is available — and people’s willingness to share data, we, right now, have the opportunity to re imagine the hospitality experience, combining the physical and the digital.”

Traditionally it was a dark period for travel companies, but the impact of mobile is even more profound than earlier: virtual travel is done before original travels happen prior or after bookings. According to studies, most of the travelers spend around 42% budget for a trip before departure that means a majority of spending, total 58% of it during the trip, and that’s where the big opportunity for disruption lies.

The need to travel has produced a major industry designed to meet the accommodations, related dining, transportation and entertainment requirement of today’s savvy travelers. Help inform their decisions and guide their purchasing behaviors. Connect them visually and emotionally to favored destinations using the power of content communications. Transport them from their living room comforts or office to the great destinations that beckon across the world. Mobile is radically changing the way online travel brands do business. Mobile is not only fueling key shifts in consumer behavior, but it is also facilitating new business standards and industry partnerships. For perfect and unique travel solution hire travel technology companies.

There are many best travel technology companies Mobile app development company in India and 9series is one them, providing end to end Travel & Hospitality Software Solution & Services at affordable cost with advisable suggestions.

PhoneGap: A Perfect Tool for Cross Platform Application Development

PhoneGap Application DevelopmentIn this era of mobile application development, it is a real challenge to develop a unique application for multiple mobile development platforms. Making an application for a particular platform is easy, traditionally but running on different platforms is an intimidating task and it can be done by cross-platform development technology. PhoneGap platform is best for apps development for unique cross-platform OS such as; iOS, Android, Windows or Blackberry. In addition, designers can have a choice to include the feature with this noteworthy framework. An application interface follows the Phonegap SDK that conveys the designer with special mobile or cross-platform features.

Business growth in today’s world is based on mobility. Mobility has various platforms to choose from, all with their own dedicated following. Opting for one platform only means you lose the potential customer support of the other platforms. On the other side, opting for all the platforms is not something everyone can afford. PhoneGap helpfully presents a financially sensible substitute for this – A mobile app on all the platforms, for the price of one.

Nowadays, cross-platform framework gives an opportunity for developers to create an application using Rhomobile, Sencha touch, Titanium etc.; PhoneGap app developers in India and across the world use these tools to develop robust application. PhoneGap Application is different from other standard mobile devices sites one can find. It can efficiently access the mobile’s hardware functions or cross-platform mechanism devices such as GPS systems or Accelerometer. Apps that are created through PhoneGap tool or platform will look similar as the native apps.

PhoneGap can reduce a lot of time and money as once developing an application; make some modifications to get it work easily on the numerous platforms. PhoneGap makes the process more effective by applying the theme of the developing once and deploying everywhere. The PhoneGap enables to develop and publish an application across multiple mobile platforms instantly and without additional labor. This is the greatest advantage of PhoneGap development tool, supports for all major platforms like Android, Windows, iOS, blackberry, Symbian etc. such diverse compatibility facilitates easy to create an application with a single code and runs on various mobile platforms. The main advantage of PhoneGap is, it saves time and money. There are many companies which provide PhoneGap mobile application development in India.

Many companies render cross-platform development, but 9series provide experts cross-platform mobile application services using Titanium, Sencha touch, Rhomobile and PhoneGap development tools. Drop a message and we will get back you. You can also visit us at http://www.9spl.com.

Hire Dedicated Mobile Application Developers For Best Business Opportunity

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Mobile application development is not only a development method, but it is like a channel that works to add to the output of cell phone. As you develop applications, it helps to carry out certain tasks that are vital for business and can help you to get connected with clientele and customers. Mobile application development has gained loads of importance and the requirement for it has grown tremendously in the market. However, this increasing demand can prove to be a good for business, since there are immense prospects of creating, expanding and continuing business through it.

Recently, the market of smart mobile has increased quickly due to its effective and eye catching applications and obligation is on fire. Mobile Application Development is quickly growing industry for complete mobile solutions. That indicates every mobile user who wants exclusive and awesome applications or wants to personalize their current program. They need them. Much new Technological innovations are arriving in this technological era and people are keeping themselves with the next generation.

This entire development has formed a completely new industry of outsourcing services which have witnessed a remarkable advancement in the last few years. Mobile application developers in India are such choice that handovers excellent outcomes at extremely competitive costs. Outsourcing work to a Mobile application development company in India is an amazingly successful way of getting your work done. There are unambiguous benefits to it. The work charges are negligible, the workforce availability is easy and in excess.

iPhone, one of the most preferred smartphones in modern times, is an amazing communication device which has taken technology and exactness to the next level. Known for opulent interface and user experience, the iPhone is launched by an iOS operating system that supports a wide range of apps which can be downloaded online from the Apple store. Owing to the increasing demand of an iPhone, the iPhone application development industry is at a peak. Many business owners continually seek to hire dedicated iPhone developers with requisite skills in order to create a state -of- the -art applications for ease, organization, and work.

Are you searching for creative mobile application development and services, 9series is a perfect place for IT complete solutions. Our dedicated mobile app developers develop and deliver with outstanding suggestions. We not only develop, but deliver services for Android/iPhone/Windows Application Development.