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Alluring New Features That iOS 10 Has To Offer

According to a latest update iOS 10  was announced for iPads and iPhones at 2016 Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). iOS 10 is estimated to be released quite soon, and operating system offers features that have created quite a lot of buzz in the mobile space.

Here I have brought you the main highlights of iOS 10 that can prove to be quite helpful for iOS app development companies to develop new app and regardless to mention the users who were waiting for new improved features.

1. Raise to wake:

There are times when we desperately need to check in the notifications on our phone. This even helps you to check the notifications quickly on your phone without even touching your home button. Apple allows you to do so easily with its new feature called‘Raise to Wake’. iOS 10 offers an accelerometer that responds as notifies you by lighting up the phone and displaying your notifications as you pick up the phone. Earlier users felt that previous versions of iOS with hyper-efficient Touch ID feature of iphone6S and 6S as this became quite difficult for them to view notifications.

A touch is something that takes the users directly from locked screen to your home screen. From starting to the ending, they are allowed to see the notifications and can get engaged when they to choose.

2. Using Applications via widgets:

3D touch-enabled home screen widget allows you to easily sideline opening up of new apps. iOS 10 offers ample lot of shortcuts to certain functions of the apps. It offers a 3D Touch enabled home screen widget that allows you to sidestep opening the apps completely.

Lock screen of the iPhone will allow the users to display easily data and the notifications that we get from the app.

Apple users can easily get data from the apps and can respond to notifications directly from the lock screen even without unlocking your device. This is 3D touch which is quite good for the development.

3. Updated Map App:

Another proper advancement in Maps as they have been redesigned to make them quite intuitive as well as useful. Maps have now opened up for developers.
This advancement allows you to easily book your Uber as well as use OpenTable so as to integrate bookings in your map using extensions..

4.  The new and improved Apple Music App:

Another development is of Apple Music. There is a change in the interface, and this has resulted in quite simple and the design has also become quite subtle.
This is a ‘Library’ tab that allows you to store your playlists, and also can look for the artists, albums as well as downloaded music.

‘For You’ tab has been given a discovery mix. It also offers a daily playlist curated and also a place to check out what your favourite artists have been posting. Browse tab also allows you to go through top charts, several genres, as well as listed music, etc. Radio tab is catered in more than 100 countries. ‘Now Playing’ tab also refers to Album’s Cover Art,  play/pause buttons, previous button, next button and it also offers a volume slider. After scrolling it down it allows you to see the new lyrics feature – which allows the users to read the song’s lyrics which they are listening to.

5. iMessage became more advanced:

Apple has added new features to its iMessage. It also offers quite deep links. Now you can even share as well as play songs and along with it, you can even share a video link as well as play a video in your chat. The size of the emojis have also increased. Due to which they appear three times bigger. Along with this, you get to have automatic suggestions using which you can easily replace specific words using emojis. Moreover, any congratulatory message or wishes will cover up the whole screen into virtual balloons, fireworks or confetti.

6. Advanced Photo App:

In this OS version, you will now get quite a smarter photo app. The app now uses local, AI detection and facial recognition in your photographs.

7. Improved Phone App:

Apple’s phone app allows you to get voicemail transcription. Your voice mail will then be converted into text that can help you to check it out at your leisure time.

8. Allows you to delete intrinsic Apps:

iOS 10 users are allowed to remove inbuilt applications from their Home screen. Removing the app allows you to remove the user related data as well as the configuration files along with it. Apps such as Calendar, Calculator, iBooks,   Compass, Reminders, Podcasts,  Stocks, Tips, etc. are allowed to remove on your Home screen.

9. New improved Siri:

Siri, the famous voice assistant app of iOS, is also updated and is now open for third party developers.

This will allow you to activate apps that are not Apple’s that supports Siri through voice search. Soon it will be launched for Mac.

Wrapping up!

These were some tantalizing new features of iOS 10 that will lure to switch to this new version. For more updates stay tuned!

The 4 Key Ingredients For Developing a Winning iOS App

There are millions of iOS apps available in the iTunes store, from apps that help create to-do lists, to ones that help monitor health and even senseless gaming apps. Basically, there’s an app for almost everything.

Furthermore, with mobile devices outselling desktop computers, there’s a greater likelihood that audiences will consider and download your app when browsing the web using their mobile devices.

And, as more and more users today spend their digital media time using a mobile app, leveraging iOS app development will indeed prove right for your business growth. However, developing an iOS app can be a lot challenging because of Apple’s strict app approval guidelines.

So, to get the best app solution for your business you should consider bringing on board experienced iPhone App Developers. But, remember that merely hiring a professional is not the end of the road!

In order to get the result-driven solution, it’s imperative for you to be familiar with some of the key ingredients that play a crucial role in the success of an iOS application development project. Let us now talk about the essential elements that can help create a successful app model:

Figure Out What Your Users Want, Before They Do

The best way to create a successful app model is to understand your users exact needs are before they do. To do so, you’ll have to step into your user’s shoes, and see what they desire. This will give you the ability to empathize with your customers, and will let you know if your solution adds some value to users or not. For this purpose, create a checklist of things such as:

Is your app easy to understand?
Does it provide a seamless navigation experience and the exact features as promised?
Is your app providing something unique? And so on.

Make Use of the Software Development KIT (SDK)

Learning to develop an app using the iPhone SDK can play a vital role in developing a successful app. After all, it comprises of some of the most important tools like the Xcode IDE, iPhone Simulator for testing the app, frameworks, and many other tools that help in building an efficient app. Only experienced developers utilize the SDK for developing highly innovative apps, using the already available iOS apps on the market. But, how well an app is designed and developed relies on the SDK knowledge a programmer possesses.

Thus, becoming well acquainted with the SDK will not just help an iOS programmer become more recognized but will also save their considerable time – that is spend in app development.

Experience Develops Expertise

Of course, a developer having good years of experience in app development is bound to turn an app idea into reality in relatively less time compared to a beginner. Also, experienced developers most likely keep themselves updated with the current trends in the app industry. And, they can deliver an app solution in a quick turnaround time that helps earn a good ROI. Furthermore, veteran developers not just have the capability of developing visually appealing apps, but also one that helps convey your business message efficiently.

What’s more? The more experience a developer has in application development, the more expertise they’ll gain in offering a broad range of iOS application development services.

Don’t Neglect Testing an App Again and Again

And at last, make sure that your hired developer can test the app quickly and does not mind testing the app time and again. Remember, even seeing a single bug can convince users to delete your downloaded app from their mobile device. And at times, frustrated users can even threaten your market reputation by posting negative reviews. So, ensure your app is tested rigorously before it goes live.


Overall, remember that app that delivers the best user experience is bound to become successful. So, irrespective of whether you’re building a small or large app ensure that it fulfill at least a single (but important) need of your users.

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