Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2015 – iOS9 Updates
Apple concentrated on elevation of foundation of iOS, Extending your battery life, improving performance and enhancing security to protect customer data. The more is added in iOS 9, that is adding an intelligence.
This articles can be an io9 wiki for you, as io9 announcement has been done from apple people were going crazy about it. It looks like A iOS9 Star war kind of things will begin now, yet to see how would be google’s next update. We have seen sci fi movies, but with the intelligence added in iOS now onwards it will come out as iOS 9 sci fi.
iOS9 announcement and updates
1. Intelligence in Siri –
Siri playing a major role in users life, over 1 billion requests per week are recorded.
40% accurate that last year. Siri has really new cool UI.
Intelligence in iOS9 –
Just say “Photos i have taken last august” ,
Siri is great with reminders – Remind me to grab my coffee off the roof when I get into the car.
While browsing just say, “remind me about this when go home “
Proactivity in iOS 9 – Just plug in your headphone while running in the morning, the audio plays automatically right on your lock screen. A context sensitive to the time, place your iOS 9 is more proactive than before.
iOS 9 Call updates – unknown number ? guessing who this might be ? your iOS 9 scan across all the mail and finds out the number and shows who this is !
iOS 9 Search updates – swipe to the left size of your home screen, Siri offers you great suggestions, based on your recent activities, you might have meetings, you might have called some one, you might have had chat with some one on important event etc.
Search in iOS 9 – you can search video which results your iTunes, youtube. you can search scores for your favourite games.
You can call, message get info right in the search page.
most important update is Apple providing Search APIs – you can now develop an application for you search to gave more customised search results.
Search APIs and their capabilities – You can have indexed your application content stored within it and provide a deep link into the application screen.
Guess you are preparing breakfast and you wanna see the recipe for a dish, just search Potato
search result shows up your favourite dish prepared using potato which is marked in an application
Tap on it and it takes you directly to that screen of the application
Scrubble bar in Photos – scrubble bar at the bottom helps for quick navigation to all photos, just scroll over it.
Apple introduces intelligence throughout the iOS but no compromise with the security,
- Nothing is associated with your Apple ID
- Not linked to other Apple Services
- Not shared with third party
- You are in control
Everything done on device and under your control
Apple Pay –
2500 brands supporting Apple Pay
Apple working with millions of small businesses to accept Apple pay – Small businesses are most important
More cards added –
Kohl’s Charge or JCPenney Credit Card. R
eward cards, like Dunkin’ Donuts DD Perks, Walgreens Balance Rewards, and MyPanera,
Use yourWallet app and receive and redeem rewards using Apple Pay.
And now you can just double-click the Home button when your iPhone is locked to access Wallet and quickly pay with Apple Pay.
London transportation system working with Apple to support Apple Pay.
Notes App – provides handy tool bard to add headings, text formatting, number bliss, checklists, add a picture using camera
Drawing tool in Notes App – Apple providing drawing tool, you can draw and keep it within the application.
Note app provides cool new grid view that shows notes based on the photos added, web links stored etc
Apple Maps : Public transit, it covers all transit lines like buses, subways, trains in a cool way
NEWS application – Apple providing a news application in home screen, which collects news from popular sources.
New look to Keyboard – Suggestion bar and many more
Keyboard Shortcuts in iOS 9 and Trackpad :
Two fingers down over a keyboard the keyboard becomes trackpad instantly. You can use keyboard as trackpad to make selection of text, shortcuts like cut, paste and move the cursor.
If your device is connect to physical keyboard then the shortcuts works great
iOS 9 Multitasking:
Double tap on home button and see all running apps
Single finger swipe from the side shows messages in side bar
Pull down from the top and bring other applications
SplitView in iOS 9
just tap on the divider and both the apps works interactively
For the first time Multi app and multi touch, you can move your fingers on both the apps at the same time and both the apps will responds to your touch gesture.
Multitasking in the context of Video watching
Video window remains over the screen when you switch to other application as well.
Performance improvements in iOS 9
iOS 9 takes advantage of Metal graphics library more efficient use of the CPU and GPU to deliver faster scrolling, smoother animation, and better overall performance .
Reference – Read more about metal
iOS 9 game APIS – Enhanced SpriteKit, SceneKit and Metal and few new kits being added
GamePlayKit, ModelIO and ReplayKit
Android to iOS migration support Move to iOS app
Move to iOS app – Move to iOS app works wirelessly switch from your Android device to your new iOS device.
It securely transfers your contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free songs and books. And it will help you rebuild your app library, too. Any free apps you used — like Facebook and Twitter — are suggested for download from the App Store. And your paid apps are added to your iTunes Wish List.
Updating iOS will bring life to your iPhone.
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