If you’re an event planner or a conference organizer then you need to be good at juggling multiple tasks in less time. To create a wonderful and successful event, you have to ensure everything is in place, which is not a simple process when doing it manually yourself. Especially for a corporate, association, or an academic conference, there are some extra things you need to consider while planning events, such as attendees’ satisfaction and event’s ROI. Understanding these issues the software companies develop an EMS (event management software) that can be an event planner’s best friend. There are numerous business event management app solutions that can save your time and keep things organized even without you being present there. Simply remember that it’s not one size fits all, and each tool has its own purpose. Before truly committing, it is advised that you explore and compare a variety of popular event and conference management softwares to find the best one that meets your needs. If we check the scope for event business, Business-to-business (B2B) events industry has seen a 10% growth each year(Statista, 2018). What is an EMS and How does it help? EMS is event management software. It mainly promotes general interaction & project collaboration between delegates. The business event management & conference mobile apps solution makes life easy and comfortable for event organizers such that Clients can easily view the event schedules, program details , and latest information. View the list of attendees, can get in touch with panel members. They post, share & collaborate various project ideas. An end to end event management system that keeps you ahead of your competitors & ahead in the technological curve. Benefits of using EMS app 1. Scheduling Tell the participants about the events ongoing activity and where it is happening.The application likewise enables you to produce customized plans in light of the session and gatherings they're exclusively apportioned into. 2. Keynote Speakers Attendees can check the list for Speakers where they can find complete event details along with the location tracking. This way attendees save time and ramping up their engagement. 3. Notification Alerts Compelling, especially when utilized sparingly. Tell individuals about any updates in an event they're enlisted to go to, for example, or a difference in area, however don't spam your participants with notice. Test the procedure heretofore, measure its effect, and tailor your methodology. Toning it down would be best. 4. Speaker Profiles Event speakers can Upload photos, biographies and contact details, as required so that it can help attendees identify the best talks for their checklists. 5. Report Library Can Upload word/pdf documents and give attendees access to information on any aspect of the event, eliminating the need to print paper handouts. 6. Chatting With the app installed, attendees can message each other directly, before, during or after the event in a single platform. Building associations and network amid and after your event. 7. Attendees Profiles Allow opt-in attendees to access each other’s details and make event networking seamless. 8. Feedback and Ratings After the event completes successfully, attendees can rate their speaker, provide them the suggestions, and also give them suggestions on the topics for the next event. Attendees can also post a question for the speaker. The EMS can play the best partner role for Organizers and Attendees. From pre-event to post-event which enhance the interaction and engagement between them and set up the platform together for the follow-up. Conclusion Upon concluding this I would like to say that, if you are an Event Organizer, Event Planner or Event Manager and looking for a seamless solution to manage and operate your event, then choosing an EMS will the best solution. 9series develops amazing & customized Event Management Software to digitally help and complement your event planning process! We have embraced the traditional and next-generation technology like Blockchain, IoT, etc. to enhance the user experience and help you connect with your audience. Event9 an event management app solution is among those successful apps making it easier for you to organize and have a successful event.
In our last blog of SaaS we spoke about how SaaS Hits the HTML5 Developers ToolBox today we will talk about its benefits to Mobile apps. The inflation in the demand of smartphones and devices is something one cannot be oblivious to. This has transformed the entire depiction of SaaS. SaaS is the most preferred software by most companies because it does not require them to actually buy it or integrate it. Once their requirement is fulfilled they can stop using it. Because of this mobile app development has become a bull’s-eye that everyone wants to hit in the SaaS companies. Currently SaaS has become the most recommended software among the small, medium and large businesses, be it any industry, it is in the limelight and has left the people spellbound. Everyone is looking for resilience and ease in their work, in order to upsurge productivity. This is the foremost reason these companies are delving more into the SaaS mobile apps to increase their popularity among their users by giving them amazing user experience. There are some facts to prove the same. SaaS applications have become the standard model to host business applications. It allows one to increase productivity. According to a survey by Bettercloud,
What is Real Time Data Communication ?Real Time Data communication is same as live event, and Real Time Data Communication streams live data in any software or mobile app. It has to give a response in a specific time frame. In real time environment data has been received, processed and returned the final result in milliseconds or in microseconds. Today, many mobile app development companies have created apps that work on Real Time concept in the Current world. Example. Live Streaming Application, Stock Market Application, Chat Applications etc.
How it works ?Real time applications are Client -Server - Client mechanism, in this the User is connected to both ends (Client and Server). Real Time is not only both way communication but it also has to perform in time which means the result of the communication has been done within the specified time frame. This process will not be called Real time if it is not performed within a specific time frame. Also, note that it is not necessary that every time Real time is high-performance computing.
PubNub Functions: Basically functions allow us to run separate codes on PubNub Server side to handle message which needs to be streamed between the publisher and the subscriber.ChatEngine: ChatEngine is a service to apply all the core feature of the Chat Quickly, it supports private and group chat.
2. Firebase Realtime Database and Cloud FireStorage: Firebase is an evolutionary mobile platform which is provided by Google. It gives us two options for managing Real Time data.
3. AWS AppSync: AWS AppSync interacts with data source using GraphQL (which is open standard query language) from your application.AWS works on WebSockets which is a client/server web Technology, as compared to other libraries you have to handle the data by yourself which will add another layer of code from developer side.
ConclusionReal Time Data Communication rushes live data through and in any software or mobile app. It is important because it has been designed to give the response in the specific time frame. There are many mobile app development companies that have created apps that work on Real Time concept in the Current world. 9series has solutions on the same for you. To know more you can contact our team anytime. Stay Tuned for more!
What is PWA? PWA - Progressive Web App an amalgamation of mobile app & website that brings the best of both and gives the users an amazing experience. A progressive web application development has to ascertain that it meets the basic requirements for giving you an app like feel. Progressive Web Apps will work well as it’s built with progressive enhancement as a core tenet. It is not depended on your locations and browsers anymore. So, PWA is a browser mobile web applications which automatically sync the web content with your mobile app. It loads all the content in the mobile browser everytime you make any changes in the website. PWA is a collection of different technologies, designing concepts and web APIs through which we can get an app-like experience on a mobile browser.
How are these different from the web application and Native apps?~ Responsive: Progressive Web Apps are totally responsive to any device. The device can be any like desktop, a mobile, a tablet, or even something that hasn’t been created yet, it is a perfect fit for all these devices. ~ Updated: Using service provider, your PWA is always up-to-date with the latest code. Means like an app, If you want to update code, then you need to create it and send a request to users to download the newly updated app. But in PWA, there is no need to send any kind of update request to the users. Whenever you upload code/patch on the server, it will directly sync with the user's device. ~ Secure: PWA is always served using HTTPS (http will work well in development environment). So no one can interlope without proper authentication. ~ Easy to find: Using worker registration scope of PWA allows search engines to find them easily. ~ Push Notification: PWA has a functionality to implement Push notifications. So the user can easily connect to the application. ~ Installation: PWA installation is very easy. Just open the website ->Add to home screen. By this website will access from home screen without any hassles go to app store and download it. Then install it and access it. ~ Independent of connectivity: Using Service workers, you can access PWA on a slow connection or offline too.
Frameworks for developing a PWA:Rail is a complete framework a. Comes with many solutions and box tools like database communication, schema migrations, email sending/receiving, WebSockets, internalization, caching, API mode and good security defaults. b. MVS s/w architecture c. Includes third-party components d. Supported by DevOps services
Frontend framework :a. React HN (Universal rendering, Offline caching, optimizations) b. React + Webpack application using the PRPL pattern c. Vue.js PWA using the PRPL pattern d. Ember Zuperkul blog (FastBoot + optimizations) e. Angular 2 Weather (Angular Mobile Toolkit + Angular Universal + Offline compilation) f. Angular 1 Dribbble (Cherry app) g. Angular 2 Dribbble (Berry app)
Testing toolLighthouse ~ This is a performance monitoring tool of PWA which is installed as a plugin for chrome. This is provide testing in three sections. ~ The first section (for analytics): like network secure connection, can load offline, page load performance, design friendly. ~ Second section: for modern protocols, CSS, offline features, JS and accessibility. ~ Third section (Performance): manly focus on page load speed. ~ Fourth and final section: check if latest HTML5 and JS features are used or not.
How to use Progressive web app?~ First, open Flipkart in a mobile browser like chrome. ~ Click on three vertical dots in Chrome's upper right-hand corner and click on ‘Add-on Home screen’ ~ Click on ‘ADD’ of confirmation dialog. ~ Now, you see Flipkart icon is set as a mobile application.
Conclusion :Progressive Web App development is like a boon in disguise to many. It is a long-term investment with benefits yet to be unleashed. PWA uses less memory and has zero-installation as it a web page. It syncs automatically with web and mobile app and loads more faster than other sites. It is fully responsive for any device and comes enabled with Push Notification to keep your customers engaged.
As we all know following a procedure can be very boring, hectic and time-consuming in the development process. Most of the developers working in an iPhone app development company in India have the tendency to jump directly into the coding because of all the effects and fun there.
According to our experience in application development, it is very helpful to follow some practices before jumping into the coding part. It always helps in reducing complexity, increasing the readability, easier to maintain, avoiding redundancy, etc. Also, it is helpful to other team members to understand the concept and the flow of the application if working in a team.
So, let us check and dig the topics one-by-one which will be helpful to create a proper architecture of the application and also be helpful for the entire team in the future.
1. Define Coding Style
Coding Style is the most important aspect that should be defined before you start writing any application, especially while working in a team.
It includes the below points:
2. Define Architecture for The Application
It is necessary to decide the architecture for the app before diving into the code. Choice of suitable architecture will make the app more testable, easier to understand and reduce its maintenance cost. You can choose any architecture from traditional MVC to recent or fancier MVVM. There are so many resources available on the web from which you can understand and decide architecture for the application. Below is some reference for the design pattern. https://www.raywenderlich.com/132662/mvc-in-ios-a-modern-approach
3. Setup Folder Structure
Instead of keeping all the files in a single directory, it is a good idea to follow some folder structure for the project. It will make the files well organized and easily findable, you can use the following:
Although this may look negligible at the first sight but for the big projects, it is certainly more helpful, well structured and easier to understand for every team member working in the project.
4. Manage Your Dependencies
It is very certain that everyone is using some third party libraries in their application. So for that, you should use one of the dependency managers from the ones that are already available. We usually prefer CocoaPods which has the vast collection of libraries and easy integration facilities, you can use any of below depending on the requirements.
5. Setup Certificates and Profiles for Code Signing
Most annoying and painful task of the application development is creating certificates and provisioning profile. This process includes creating application id (Unique identifier for the device), adding devices to developer account, creating certificates (development certificate for debug the application and distribution certificate for releasing the application.), creating provisioning profiles (same as certificates), also creating APNS certificates if your application is willing to get the push notifications from the server, providing .pem file to PHP developers or .p12 file to .NET developers.
6. Continuous Integration
This is very much advisable either working in a team or individual. This will keep track of your development process and at any point of time, you can check the updates for the particular date or time period. You can use either git or SVN whichever is suitable for you for the continuous integration. This will help all the team members to pull the latest updates done by the other member as well as push the new changes to the other team members. The main benefit of this is you will have all your code on the server and you will be able to access it from anywhere.
7. Setting Application Icon and Splash Screen
Though this is not a mandatory task and not that much important for the initial stage but setting it initially make your application first impression good. Application icon carries a variety of sizes of the single image so instead of forcing designer for all size images you can just ask of 1024*1024 size icon with some background and you will be able to get all the required size images from some online or online tools. Splash screen set up is also carry 2 ways either you set the launch images or you can use the launch screen for setting up the splash screen.
In this article, we have covered the major points about defining the iOS Application development Architecture. Though list can be expanded more with more topics like how code style should be applied, commenting guide, etc. You can also add your own topics, thoughts, etc. and feel free to share with us.
We hope that these tips will be helpful for you to define and start the application with the best style.
Happy Coding! and feel free to share your own experience on “[email protected]”.
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Hello everyone, as we all know that Share Extension is appeared from iOS 8, then the capability to share content with other entities, such as social sharing websites or upload services can be done in an easy and convenient way.
We, 9series, an iOS application development company has started doing all the development using Advanced Programming Language Swift.
So today, we are going to build a Shared Extension app in iOS10 with Swift 3.0, an ability to show an icon on the common share-sheet that associates with our main app, which handles the sharing of the content that the user has requested. So the user can easily switch from one app to another, for example, we are sharing a photo from the album with some content that switches our app where we want to upload data to the server.
This is mainly a programming article, so you are required to have Xcode 8 on Mac. Let’s get started !!!
1. Make a new Xcode Project
First Create a cocoa touch Single View Application in Xcode 8 with some basic UI. Like it is shown below
Design the screen with UILabel, UIImageView, UITextView and with UIButton. When user comes with some sharable content from parent app, we can upload or we can use anywhere in our app.
For Eg, let’s create the Share Extension.
Give some proper name of that extension and it will show you popup view for activating your extension scheme. Choose Activate to use this scheme for building and debugging.
Note: Schemes can be chosen from the toolbar or Product menu.
3. Make an App Group
We want to communicate two app for sharing some content, but Apple doesn't want a complete free flow of data between the two. Apple recommends a shared NSUserDefaults as a meeting ground where the two app can exchange their data.
Now, we need to make an app group.
Click on your project in the Navigator Pane of Xcode, click on capabilities and your app under the target list turns on App Groups. Give it a name like “group.BUNDLE IDENTIFIER”.
Now click on your extension and do the same.
4. Implementing Share Extensions in Swift
First open your viewController, we won’t go into much detail, because it's a destination viewController. So we can read content data from User Defaults which is shared by user from Share ViewController.
We have also created an IBAction of Upload button, so that content and photo which is shared by user can be used anywhere in our app.
Here, “sharedIdentifier” is the UserDefaults suiteName that we have used for the app group name. An extensionContext where we get a list of NSExtensionItems. This is a fixed array of data sent to our extension from a parent app. We are getting photo and content from our photos app that are already set to our main app.
Let's look at the “ShareViewController” from our Shared Extension Folder which is subclass of SLComposeServiceViewController. SLComposeServiceViewController has some methods and properties associated with the lifecycle of a share-sheet composition view.
isContentValid() :- It is called every time when the content in the compose view changes. Here, we can check the input data is valid or not. It is called first, and will disable the post button when it evaluates to false.
didSelectPost() :- As the name suggests, it is called when the user presses the post button. Here we can do something with the user input. Once the upload is scheduled, you must call completeRequestReturningItems(, completionHandler:) so that the host app can un-block its UI. When the upload request is done, it calls the completion handler that was passed into the previous mentioned function call.
configurationItems() :- Here, we can add more things for the user to select when they are sharing. In our case we are sharing a photo with contentText. You can also make it more dynamic with some other controls.
contentText :- A string which represents what the user has typed into the composer.
charactersRemaining :- Is a number which appears on the compose sheet. When negative number shows, its appearance becomes red.
Here is the code of “ShareViewController”
Here, we are selecting one image from photo album and then clicking on share button, it will open share sheet with our Share Extension app Icon.
Select that app and it will open composition view.
We have mentioned maximum characters of contentText as 100, so if you enter more than 100 characters, than it will generate alert message and post button will be disabled. You can also check number of characters at the end of compose sheet.
Configuration! items is where we can add more things for the user selection, when they are sharing. Like, Open UITableViewController as subview Controller and selecting User Input it will display as item value at the bottom of compose sheet.
Configuration! items has title, value, and a tapHandler. So you can add extra functionality for selection from User.
ExtensionContext has list of attachment as NSExtensionItem. We’ll loop through the attachments, and look for one typed as an image. It will have the type identifier kUTTypeImage. NSItemProvider items are lazily loaded images, videos, URLs and so on. We’ll load it using “loadItemForTypeIdentifier”. This has a completion handler, where we’ll read the image from the URL, and then we’ll save it to defaults.
After pressing Post Button, It will save Image in UserDefaults with “Image” key, and contentText with “Name” key.
We have created two utility methods for saving data to user defaults and for alert message.
Till now, Apple wouldn’t accept this in their app store. We need to tell iOS when to show our share extension, and what can be selected. Otherwise when we compile we’ll get a warning.
“Warning: Embedded binary’s NSExtensionActivationRule is TRUE PREDICATE”
So for that, open the “info.plist” as source code by right clicking on it. We’re going to change the NSExtensionAttributes section. This means our extension is activated only for images, and only when it’s a single image. If you select more than one image, the extension app automatically hides from share-sheet.
You can change your display name of your app in share sheet by replacing the code in the “info.plist” of your Extension.
5. Test Your Share Extension
1. First you have to simply run your app.
2. Then run your Share Extension.
3. When suggested to choose an app to run, choose Photos.
4. Once the extension starts running, select a photo and tap on the Share button.
5. On the first run, you will need to add your extension to the share sheet.
6. Click on the More button to the right of the other share icons and turn on the switch for your extension & then select Done.
7. Now you will be able to see your extension icon in share - sheet.
8. Select an individual photo and click on share. By selecting your app, add some content and press post button.
The image will be saved to your main app. To confirm this, redirect to your app. You can check the content you entered in the textview and the image above the content.
In this article, our best iOS application developers in India, have only covered some basic UI. You can also make it more dynamic with other controls.
Hopefully, all of this will help you share data with your parent app.
Happy Coding! and feel free to share your own experience on “[email protected]”.
1. Memory Optimization :There are wide range of devices in android, and each application perform differently on each device. So basically performance is one of the problem for Android Application Developers. 1 ) Don’t Allocate Memory to Object if it is not needed - Initializing the object at expensive places can affect the application performance a lot. It will call garbage collector frequently. Ex. Avoid creating object inside loops and methods like onDraw(). 2 ) Choose Data Structure Carefully -
Ex. We have one HashMap likeIt will consider ‘1’int value which is primitive type and will allocate memory to wrap int to Integer which is also know as a Boxing technique that can be expensive in terms of performance of application.
We can use Sparse*Array which will reduce unnecessary object creation.3 ) Working with Image Bitmaps - Bitmaps take lot of memory in our application so it is suggested that we should not load image in its full size , we should load the image in particular resolution which we are using it in our application. Ex. Suppose we are showing the imageView of size 100 * 100 dp so we should load the image in same size, there are some common methods to perform in developer documentation of android. 4 ) Use Cache Memory - Cache allows you to use expensive object without recreating them. We can store such objects like image which we can’t afford to load again and again.We can store it in Cache memory and load them directly from Cache. Ex. Android provides LRUCache Class , which will perform such operations for us. Class has a Storage Limit. When class exceeds its limit it will automatically removes the least used object from the Cache. On other hand, we can also use some third party library to Cache the memory and avoid to load it again and again. Glide and Picasso are such libraries to achieve that. 5 ) Use DiffUtil in RecyclerView - DiffUtil uses Eugene W. Myer’s difference algorithm to calculate the minimal number of updates to convert one list into another. Instead of notifying all items just notify those items which are changed. For more information refer this url. 6 ) Don’ts use android:text in design layout files. - Most of the mobile developers uses android:text for layout design purpose and overwrites respected value from java classes which will writes text one time from xml layout and another from java files. So to overcome this, use tools:text instead of android:text Android Studio provides performance tool know as a Lint which will show us our potential error in the code. We have one variable that is created in onDraw method lint that shows error for the kind of code.
2. Code Optimization :Optimization of the code is directly related to size of our application. 1 ) Remove unused Resource - Resource like image can take much size in our apk.so we should remove unused resources from res folder. Ex. - There are two ways to remove unused resource from apk. CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + i - Type unused resources and Enter which will give list of resources (drawables,strings etc.) which are not used in our app currently. We can delete them.
Shrink unused resources from gradle file.Which will remove unused resource from your release apk. 2 ) Don’t use Images for all Density - Android supports different density with different devices like ldpi,mdpi,hdpi,xxhdpi,xxhdpi. Use only those density images which you think large number of users are going to use. It is already recommended that all devices should use at least xxhdpi images. 3 ) Avoid Frame by Frame Animation - Frame by frame animation can enlarge for application, which is having multiple images for different density. Try to achieve such things with GIF images. 4 ) Reuse Images - We can use same resources like we need an image with mirror effect. So we can use same image with rotation.
EX.5 ) Remove unused Code - Nowadays we use so many third party libraries to achieve some features easily in our app which is nothing wrong to do, but there are some unused code and classes that takes place in application.
Android provides facility of Proguard to remove such code from your application.
The 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote was Apple's biggest event in years, with the company introducing both new software platforms and a range of new hardware products.
As usual, the event began with the message for developers “Keep making apps, the world is depending on you”.
And as always, the event started with a keynote during which Apple announced dates (June 5–9, 2017 in San Jose) of updates for their iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS platforms.
A Giant step for iPhone, A Monumental leap for iPad
Messages App Syncs Across Multiple Devices
The first new iOS 11 feature: synchronized conversations across iCloud, iOS, and macOS. Messages are moving to iCloud.
If you erase a message on your iPhone or iPad, then it will also delete from the iPad and the Mac and vice-versa. Our conversations will be stored on iCloud, which will make them easier to retrieve your future Apple devices.
There is also an update related to Apple Pay, which will now be able to pay people. Person-to-person payments let people pay directly from Messages as an iMessage app.
It uses the TouchID fingerprint sensor. And the money which received will go into your Apple Pay Cash Card, which you can use for further Apple Pay payments, or to transfer money back into your account.
It might be helpful to make payment through application and person can directly transfer money to his friends or family members or use as general. Hence, we can enhance our application to the next level in terms of eCommerce market.
Aha, Apple has made improvements to Siri that makes assistant’s voice sound more natural when responding to users. Siri will now be able to perform translations from English to Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Wow…
As a ios developers, we can definitely use this feature into multi-language application and give better user-interface as well as performance to our app users.
Siri is also getting smarter about suggestions. On-device, learning is synced across other Apple devices but kept completely private, readable only for you. Siri gives suggestions based on personal usage of Safari, News, Mail, Messages and more. For example, as Siri learns topics or places, a user is interested in while browsing Safari.
The camera also has lots of improvements, including improved image quality. Portrait Mode in the iPhone 7 Plus can be taken with Optical Image Stabilisation, True Tone flash and HDR.
Apple has also added a new technology called High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) that reduces the file size of your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus photos.
This can be helpful into the application where Image and its quality is considered as the core concept.
In iOS 11, Apple has redesigned Control Center, which is the thing that users can swipe up to access frequent and important settings or change songs when listening to music.
Drag And Drop For IPAD
Apple is specially focusing on productivity for the iPad with iOS 11.
A new drag-and-drop feature lets you quickly move info or media from one split-screen app into the other besides it. Drag and drop can also be used with apps on your dock or home screen.
Lock Screen Improvement
The Lock Screen in iOS 11 has been improved so that you can see all of your Notifications in one place.
You can see all of your Notifications, simply pull it down from the top of the screen. Then you will be able to see both your recent and missed notifications in one place.
Here, we should take care about sending an extra unnecessary notifications, as our users can’t get bored from such things. And only useful notifications should be seen to attract the user of our application.
Apple announced that the Maps app in iOS 11 will support indoor mall and airport maps. The indoor maps will allow you to see which restaurants are past security at the airport. And you can also see which stores are on what levels in the malls.
Lane Guidance in Maps now encourages you to dodge missing a turn or an exit by showing which lane you should be in when you’re navigating. You can also check the speed limit of the road.
As a mobile app developer, we should think that whether this feature can put our application into an advanced level in terms of event organization kind of feature where our users can easily find the place/stall where he needs to go.
Do Not Disturb While Driving
Apple iOS 11 has a very useful safety called Do Not Disturb while Driving. This feature helps drivers stay focused on the road by automatically silencing notifications. And you can send auto-replies to your contacts in your favorites so that they know you are driving.
App Store App Improvements: A whole new design, A whole new perspective
The App Store has been redesigned from the ground to help you discover new apps and games you can’t live without. You’ll see daily stories by experts, a dedicated Games tab, lists for all kinds of apps, and much more. It’s the biggest thing to come to the App Store since apps. And now apps that are submitted to the Apple App Store are generally reviewed within 24 hours.
Apple is building augmented reality directly into the core of iOS, giving developers the tools they need to convincingly blend digital entertainment with the real world. So with help of this new framework, we can effectively introduce augmented reality into our application.
Now, it’s like behind-the-scenes stuff for iOS. It’s getting Metal 2, of course, and a new set of machine learning APIs letting developers use Apple’s natural language comprehension and facial recognition tools.
macOS High Sierra
Your Mac. Elevated
macOS High Sierra introduces new core technologies that improve the most important functions of your Mac. From re-architecting, it shows how it stores your data & how you watch videos to unleash the full power of the graphics processors.
Apple File System
To your Mac, everything you care about is data. And a file system is what organizes all that data into files and folders you can access with a click. Apple’s current file system was designed in the early days of Mac, and it has performed beautifully ever since. But today’s flash‑based Mac opens up new possibilities for innovation, so it’s time to lay a new foundation. With macOS High Sierra, Apple is introducing the Apple File System to Mac, with an advanced architecture that brings a new level of security and responsiveness.
Below are some bullet points about updates in macOS High Sierra:
More intuitive, More intelligent, More you
Apple announced a new version of watchOS. One of the most noticeable changes in watchOS 4 is the option of using a Siri watch face. This automatically displays contextual information on the Apple Watch, such as approaching appointments, and traffic reports if the wearer is going to work.
New fitness feature includes in controls, more prompts to set goals, and two-way workout data exchange with certain gym equipment. The Apple Watch will also be able to better connect with other hardware gadgets, such as continuous glucose monitors and smart tennis rackets, via NFC. This can be a useful feature where our application also interact with Watch OS.
watchOS 4 also includes a new Music app meant to improve the AirPods experience. Multiple playlists can now be synced including Apple Music-recommended playlists.
The Dock on watchOS 4 has a new look with a vertically scrolling interface with can lead to the UI Interface of the watch application. watchOS 4 can also automatically start when workouts are started, and music playback controls are integrated with the Workout app.
Control Center gains a new flashlight function using the display which also works during outdoor, night workouts as a safety feature.
In WWDC 2017, one thing to say from apple about tvOS, The Apple TV is getting a big new content, as Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV and Apple’s new TV app.
New Macs and the iMac Pro
Now faster across the line
Apple also upgraded its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineup with faster processors and SSDs. It also refreshed the MacBooks.
Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar on top now comes with Intel core i5 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 128GB Storage and 8GB RAM. This also has two Thunderbolts 3.0 ports.
iMac Pro: The most powerful Mac ever
The all-new iMac Pro, with its gorgeous 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, is the most powerful Mac ever made. iMac Pro packs incredible performance for advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering.
Any you can do, you can do better
The new version of the iPad Pro has a 10.5-inch display, 20 percent larger than the previous 9.7-inch model. Apple said that It features a better display with richer color and a new feature called ProMotion, which updates its content up to 120 times per second making it feel smoother and more responsive.
HomePod: Apple’s new Siri speaker
The HomePod has seven tweeters and four-inch woofer; it has an A8 chip living inside it. That’s a feature Sonos has too, letting the speakers adjust their output to, say, push the vocals down the centre of the room while bouncing the bass off the wall.
A feature will respond to “Hey, Siri,” play from your Apple Music account, and answer questions about the music it’s playing. It will also handle other Siri queries, such as weather, news, messages, podcasts, stocks, controlling smart home devices via HomeKit, etc.
Above are the announced points of Apple during WWDC 2017. Though we haven’t had a chance to look through everything yet, feel free to post any missing points or share your thoughts about these new features in iOS app development.
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Bluetooth Low Energy is a wireless personal area network technology designed by the bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).
Bluetooth low energy (formerly known as Bluetooth Smart) is a universal low-power wireless standard that makes it easy to connect any product to a smartphone or tablet.
The most common use case of bluetooth low energy is transferring small amount of data between nearby device.
Support for bluetooth low energy is available on most major platforms as of the versions listed below
BLE is used for making application type of connected watches, tracking tags, sports and fitness sensors, healthcare sensors and remote controls. It is also seen in Smart Home applications such as connected door locks and lightings.
Advantages of BLE are :
The device called “Beacon” works on a BLE which is charged by Battery or USB transmits the signal to our device.
It is important to understand that BLE and Bluetooth both are completely different technologies. Bluetooth transmits more data with more range, whereas on other hand BLE share small amount of data with shorter range.
Each BLE Beacon consists a Unique identifier known as a UUID.
Beacon also give data like distance from beacon, major and minor proximities of beacon.
As compared to GPS which is also used to get user’s location where he/she exactly are located, GPS consume more power and might not work in some indoor location in other hand. Beacon are better option to get Proximity (Immediate,Near,Far) location and distance in indoor locations too.
Now Beacons can be used in many ways. Retailers have already started using it in such a way like,
As a Mobile Application Developer (Android Developer) we should look into some practical part too. So, basically there are four things which we need to understand.
1. Beacon Region- Regions are specific area defined by the beacon with its UUID.
2. Beacon Monitoring- It is a technique to find a beacon when user enters in the Region of the beacon or exits from the region.
3. Beacon Ranging- It is a technique to get list of beacons which are in the region and can get beacons proximity, distance, UUID, Major and Minor.
4. Beacon Transmitting- It is a technique to use Mobile Device as a Beacon device, a device which is compatible to transmit the beacon.
There are so many SDK’s and Libraries available in the market to achieve this thing simply and from that some are paid and some are free. Choose the best library available in the market as per your requirement.
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