02Apr2015

iOS Development: Apple Watch

Category: iOS development

Apple Watch (aka iWatch) has been gone on sale. There is a huge hype around this product. Keep in mind, several years ago Apple completely changed our idea about mobile phone. Their revolutionary approaches and just the best design kicked the competitors out. This year Apple is trying to reinvent another well-known thing — a watch. There is not less ambitious idea to show the world what is the watch of XXI century. There are a lot of new opportunities in iOS Development at line of new product. Simple (sport) model costs about 300 USD.

Communication

You can feel full power of Apple Watch as a campaign device for iPhone to extend general usability for social software solutions. What we usually do to check just received new incoming message? Get the device of the pocket, unlock it, tap the button to open the message. In case of Apple Watch it needs just raise your wrist to browse the message, then lower a hand to dismiss it. A reply may be sent as a pure voice or recognized text, plus simple animation to express some emotion state.

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13Feb2015

iOS Development: iOS 8 APIs

Category: iOS development

New 8-th major version of iOS platform [https://www.apple.com/ios/] was officially released a couple of months ago. Anyway, it’s the biggest event for Iflexion iOS Developers. For now it’s installed on 78% of all apple devices. So huge percentage allows us to talk about it as a standard. Let’s research it’s new cool features and API.

Auto Layout

Before this update, iOS Development workflow pushes software developers to compose UI in one or two modes: portrait and landscape. Now, Auto Layout is a new approach to design in more universal and robust way. The main idea is to describe layout as a set of relations between UI elements. Such scheme is suitable for iPhone and iPad, portrait and landscape. As you can see, it is completely different approach. Look into it as soon as possible.

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03Apr2014

What’s new in mobile application world?

iOS developers are running the hot competition against Android App programmers.

The mobile application is nowadays the direct way to progress. This concerns everything including time, resources and of course money. That you need is to focus on the most important cases and ignore features that are just taking the memory limits.

What are mobile apps created for?

Some companies try to tighten up their budget and deny creating the separate mobile application opting for simple mobile optimized website. This is rather wrong way to solve the question, since mobile applications reach much wider audience then mobile-opted sites do. They offer more built-in options and offer easy access to various data.

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