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 :
An app extension allows you to fabricate custom functionality and content ahead your iOS app and make it accessible to users while they’re interacting with other apps or the system.
App extensions give users access to your apple app development functionality and content throughout iOS and OS X. For example, your app can now appear as a widget on current screen, offer photo filters within the Photos app, add new buttons in the Action sheet, or display a new system-wide custom keyboard. Use extensions to place the power of your app wherever your users require it most.
1. Action Extension
Action extensions permit users to transform content arising in a host app without leaving the app. You can, for example, edit images, change the text format and change the content itself, etc. At WWDC 2014, Apple revealed a demo of an Action extension that translated the text of...
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...
We, 9series has started looking forward for the latest version of IDE for iOS App Development i.e. Xcode 8. At WWDC 2016, Apple announced Xcode 8, the latest version of its IDE for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. With every major release, the company enhances its developer tools and adds a number of compelling new features. Xcode 8 is released with major improvements like Swift 3, address and thread sanitizer, a new editor extension architecture, and more.
9series strongly believe that by using these latest features, development can be done faster and can be pushed ahead with the next strides.
Before downloading the latest version of Xcode i.e. Xcode 8, let’s check with its compatibility.
Xcode 8 requires a Mac running macOS El Capitan version 10.11.4 or later. It includes SDKs for iOS 10.0, watchOS 3.0, macOS Sierra version 10.12, and tvOS 10.0.
Swift Migration Tool:
Projects that are...
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.
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...
The emerging of the “Internet of Things” seems the brighter future of technology. Mobile technology is rising at such a great speed and has become an essential part of the digital ecosystem. Moreover, people expect that mobile app will let them do virtually everything which laptops can do (if not more), in a slick, unified experience. Current trends already proved that the future is mobile.
Thus, to ensure a sustainable success in business, it has become more than essential to stay updated with the latest Mobile Application Development trends. We are already past halfway through 2016, and here are some of the modern trends that you can look up to.
1. Internet of Things: Mobile devices do not limit to smartphones only. This one of the huge change that everyone is experiencing. IoT has transformed the way we see our lives and interact with things surrounding us....
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...
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...