Remember the time when smaller mobile phones were fancy and had small screens? Well that time has gone! A smartphone having a screen which is standard in size between that of a smartphone and a tablet computer. The word itself speaks: phone + tablet = phablet. So these are mobile phones that are way bigger. More specifically, the screen size of these devices typically extends between 5 inches to 6.9 inches. In the last ten years, smartphones have changed their shape, size and design. Since Apple changed the “evolution” of the mobile phone with the iPhone release, smartphones have grown rapidly and are followed behind large screen phones “Phablets” that have expanded its market presence rapidly. We can say that screen sizes have been an issue for quite a while before the iPhone with phone manufacturers producing phones with bigger screen sizes are compressed into small Containers since 2001. Apple...
As we all know, the latest WatchOS has been released which brings you faster performance, easy navigation, advanced fitness features, the Breathe app and more powerful Messages.
Being an iOS application developer we first need to check with its basic concepts, how the structure is defined, what kind of execution is there, etc.
Hence, we, 9series, are releasing our first article with basic concepts, frameworks, design patterns, architecture of Watch OS.
So, let’s start with this theoretical chapter:
What is WatchOS ?
WatchOS is the mobile operating system of the Apple Watch, developed by Apple Inc. It is based on the iOS operating system and has many similar features.
Developing for apple watch means providing your user important, impactful, helpful information in a most convenient way.
What is WatchKit?
WatchKit is Apple’s framework for building apps from Apple Watch,and it is bundled with Xcode. WatchKit watch app is not a standalone app instead...
When we are taking a shot at iOS application, we are thinking of new features for making our app great. Apart from improving / enhancing our app, we ought to instrument its code also. The Instrument allows you to check your code for performance issues, memory issues, reference cycles, and other problems. With the help of these instruments, we can bug-free potential applications as best as possible.
Xcode incorporates a performance tuning application named Instruments that monitor your app’s network and file I/O activity.
Let’s investigate it one-by-one and its usage:
1. Activity Monitor
Activity Monitor is an awesome utility to monitor what type of applications and services are chewing up CPU cycles, energy hogs, and other things that might slow your Mac down. Using activity monitor one can figure out why iPhone was chewing the battery when comes in sleeping mode. When Instruments comes in a sleeping mode,...
We, 9series, took fastest and adequate steps to develop the Mobile Apps using Swift. As a developer, you need to think about developing the iOS apps using Apple’s Swift 3, which is open-source, about Swift’s new features and why you need to learn it. We, at 9series, have identified these evolution changes and pushed ahead of our next strides in developing mobile apps using Swift.
Apple is extremely pleased that Swift is open source and we, 9series, also agreed that this is an excellent step forward for the programming language and for Apple. And so that 9series has started doing all their iOS development using Swift technology. Another great step that has put forward from a language and platform perspective is the ability to run Swift on MacOS, iOS, WatchOS, TvOS, and Linux. This is quite interesting because it shows the dedication on Apple's part...
Hey, now it’s the end time to brainstorm and guess about what will be there in iOS 10 and time to relish for new iOS 10 release. Apple has released its new iOS 10 which unveiled a lot of enhancements in iOS with new APIs with unique designs and interface.
Apple has officially disclosed its all-new iOS 10 for its mobile devices, with backing for a huge number of iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices. For users who have yet to install the latest operating system, here’s a breakdown of its new features and enhanced implementations.
Apple is calling iOS 10 its “biggest release ever” and this is not at all shocking, given the significant updates it provides for the Mobile Apps interface and various apps and features like Messages, Maps, Apple Music, Photos, Siri and Apple Pay. It even has support for various third-party apps.
The much awaited Apple smartphone has been revealed across the world. The next-generation smartphone has landed and we can take a glimpse at its impact.
Here is what's new about an iPhone 7 and plus - it's going to be interesting for iPhone lovers
1. Design: As expected the antenna has been redesigned to fit within the enclosure: in this traditional video, Jonathan said the design "essentially makes it disappear". This gives the phone smoother lines and less cluttered design - loss of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead of the traditional headphone connection, iPhone packages will now come with earphones that fit into the iPhone's Lightning port, currently used for charging and data transfer.
2. Home button: The home button has been given a vibration-based taptic feedback system so it now vibrates when touched to give users feedback. The feature is already in use on the firm's MacBook...
Today, in the world of the online market, the mobile app is king. The processing power of devices and smartphones based on iOS, Android, and other mobile operating systems merged with the speed of broadband cellular networks have led to more mobile apps. Enterprises can't be considered secured, without securing their mobile applications.
In the current market of mobile application, security is a key aspect of application development. Consider a mobile application which deals with user's information and communicates with a remote server to transfer data.
Mobile devices may transfer data from safe networks to untrusted, dangerous networks seamlessly. By uniformly changing wireless networks, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, CDMA, GSM and Near Field Communication, devices are extremely sensitive to being exploited. Hackers can hijack sessions via tampering and sniffing. Hijacking allows illegal access to stored data, cookies, passwords, VPN credentials and certificates. It indicates that the hacker now...
You have opened a business, and you got a few customers with a reference or without reference. The owners themselves know that there wouldn’t be a steady footprint of customers in the coming days because there are competitors and they would eat the shares. The majority of business owners faces few common questions such as “How can I have more customers? How can I make my business steady? How can I grow my business to the next level?”. Here, the most important thing is to get the name out there. Either your customer does it for you or you yourself. When you want to do it for yourself, it’s all about marketing & advertising.
"Creating ideas and building brands that truly matter to people" - Leo Burnett
Well, at this stage you may be having a next question “what type of advertisement I should go for?”. There...
Apple’s WWDC (World Wide Developer’s Conference) was held on June 13-17. Each year, over 5,000 iOS developers from around the world gather to learn more about the new releases in iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS.
Earlier this week, Apple officially kicked off their annual WWDC event in San Francisco. WWDC was like Christmas for Apple developers.
As always, the event began with a keynote during which Apple announced updates for their iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS platforms.
Although we haven’t had time to go through all the docs and samples yet, but we thought it might be useful to post some of our experience of new releases:
Big. Bold. Beautiful
Everything you love is now even better with iOS 10.
The Google IO 2016 wrapped up with a ton of huge announcements nestled within it. Here are the latest highlights, announced at Google I/O 2016. Thus, far that range from the fresh version of Android N to new features for Android TV, Google Home virtual assistant to the Daydream VR ecosystem.
Android Instant Apps
The announcement of Android Instant Apps, where apps can be used on Android devices without installation. These apps will be accessible from deep links in search, messaging, social media, and other locations.
Some major announcements for Chrome OS at Google I/O 2016, including Android app support on the platform. Chrome OS will be accessible to the Google Play app and content store.
Google Assistant, Google Home
At Google I/O 2016, the search giant revealed it's Amazon Echo-competitor - Google Home. The voice-activated speaker is managed by Google Assistant, Google...