It has been quite some time that mobile applications industry has not seen any of the upgrades that can be termed as a major revolutionary change. Apple, after a long time, is coming up with two major changes in the market. Among these, the first one is the awaiting of iPhone 6 which has shortly coming to an end within two or three months. On the other end, from the application development perspective, iOS 8 is the upcoming revolution in this field. After iOS 7, the Android market grew at a rapid pace and gave amazing features as well as assistance to the developers for developing apps.
With the trending market of iOS 8, there are some extensive features that iPhone app developers need to get accustomed with before inheriting them in their apps. Similarly, the other side of the story is that iOS 8 has given such advanced features which provides significant assistance to developers. Here are some highlights in iOS 8 that all the iOS developers needs to be familiar with while making applications for iPhone or iPad.
The smart world of iPhone and iPad is going to get smarter with the features included in iOS 8. The feasibility of the operating system will reach out to leaps and bounds of expectations from the user's perspective. The UI upgrade for the developers would not be that challenging as it was with iOS 7. At the same time, smart messaging will enable inputs as a part of suggestion by obtaining results from your chats. The keyboard enhancement will give a new feel to the users. Other upgrades will rather effect considerable while relating the app development functionality at the time of application launch on Apple store.
Additional Toolkit for Developers
Certain limitations or we can the add-ons which were expected in iOS 7 have finally been implemented in iOS 8. With reference to integrations of simple applications based on Health and other tips, iOS 8 has some of the best in-built control which developers can consider for enhancement of application. The Siri has now become more advanced by which new functionalities have been introduced in iPhone. These features will become compatible now with iPhone 5S and even with latter versions of it’s which is trendiest in the market. Thus developers need to be thoroughly aware with the smart features of iOS 8 which can help them develop astonishing app using the above mentioned toolkit.
Workarounds Available in iOS 8 for Developers
With so many new things coming around, the roadmap for development will also have a drastic change. Instead of conventional objective C programming language used by the developers to make their apps, there will be introduction of new language this time round for development. It is believed that this will make the iPhone app development environment smooth and interactive for developers. Minor changes in notification alerts and other security measures for development have been specifically taken care in iOS 8. These addition functionalities will ease the way of workarounds that were done to develop apps and also reduce the time for application commitment on app store.
It will not be hard for experienced iOS developers who have been through the thick and thin of the development to tackle iOS 8. So before implementing in application it is good to get accustomed to these features of iOS 8. The application of the Xcode has been changed with reference to iOS 7 which will impact the SceneKit for multimedia and animation screens while the backend services which work with Apple's iCloud are incorporated in CloudKit.