Although some people may be disappointed that Apple didn’t unveil any hardware at their worldwide developer conference this year, they still managed to unveil plenty of new software which in my opinion is even more exciting! Along with updates to the Mac operating system, Apple also unveiled iOS 8 with a plethora of new features such as third party keyboard, Smart home integration and even a new programming language for apps.
The new version of Apple’s popular mobile operating system is finally here and it includes lots of very interesting and useful new features. Apple’s stock keyboard will now finally provide predictive typing similar to on android the suggestions can change depending on the person you’re talking to there will also be third party keyboard such as swipe. The new mail app adds a number of gestures, like swiping an e-mail to delete it like in Mailbox. Messages will now offer location sharing and the ability to mute a thread and also send audio messages. They also introduced active notifications which allows users to respond to notifications without leaving the app they are in.
Mac OS X Yosemite
Apple finally created a completely redesigned UI for their Mac operating system. They gave it a look similar to iOS 7 with this same flat design. Now, if you have an iPhone, you can place and receive calls from your Mac and even receive text messages from non-iPhone users. Notifications center has a few new Apple stock widgets but now they allow you to add third-party widgets which is very interesting. Safari has now been redesigned with a flatter UI and airdrop now works between Mac and iOS. Read more about OS X Yosemite here.
Apple has announced its new fitness application for iOS. The app’s general UI is similar to that of passbook. It will gather data from third-party applications such as the Nike in order to keep all your health related information in one place.
Home kit will allow users to control locks, lights, cameras, doors, thermostats, plugs and switches via the IOS app without multiple apps to control different functions.
Third-party widgets in notification center and third-party keyboard
A very interesting feature that Apple has now added to iOS Is third-party compatibility Now, one iOS app will be able to share information aspects and inabilities from one app to another similar to how it’s been on android for years. This will also allow developers to make widgets for the notification center. This feature will also allow developers to make their own keyboards into their apps.
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