Another feature of Facebook that has helped immensely in its integration with iphone applications is its events feature. Facebook events have definitely been one of the best ways to plan any kind of event through Facebook contacts. Since Facebook also makes it possible to remember birthdays therefore the integration has made it possible to seamlessly blend it with iphone applications such as calendars. This means that all the scheduling can be executed from one place only. Offshore iPhone development teams are aware that birthdays and events can be made to appear in the Calendars app on iOS as new calendars. Facebook does push any kind of changes in the event or a new event to the background and push notifications are received by the user.
Even though Facebook is seamlessly integrated with iPhone applications in iOS6, one aspect that every offshore iPhone development company will agree about is that Apple is quite focused on providing completely protection to its users. Even though Facebook may want all the data, iPhone applications do ensure that it doesn’t get access to every detail. Facebook only gets access to sharing of any text, location and photos and it can link any apps that user uses through the Facebook login. There is one big red button available on iPhone applications that need to be pushed to prevent Facebook from any kind of access to calendars, contacts as well as sharing menus that appear in notification center and apps. It is also possible to have complete control of access from contacts, calendars and Facebook apps separately.
Offshore iPhone development concentrates quite a bit on building iPhone applications that may include Facebook integration and therefore on most points Facebook and Apple integration does offer plenty of benefits. Undoubtedly, in many ways Facebook is the perfect partner for iphone applications because it definitely offers two major benefits of calendars and contacts and at the same time it doesn’t seem to force the user from not using any other email client. Facebook integrated iPhone applications definitely work fantastically and most users seem to be happy with this integration.
Even though no concrete solutions seem to reflect in the short run, it is clearly evident that iOS6 users, especially those have upgraded their versions without realizing what they are getting into are definitely finding it a little uncomfortable to use iPhone map. Outsource iPhone development teams are aware about this aspect and are trying to find ways to ensure that users get to use the maps but without much problem. iPhone app developers are trying to find substitutions and workarounds such as bookmarking the mobile version of Google maps or even trying to use Google’s Street View feature.
The question is if Apple is not able to offer a really good map application feature then why did it opt for it? Even though there seems to be opinions that are definitely not in the favor of Apple introducing its own home-grown maps, there is a valid reason on why they thought of doing so. As many are depicting that Apple did this to put its rival Google down, and even though on the face of it, many may agree with it. But one has to scratch the surface to figure out what exactly is the real reason. iPhone app developers believe it is definitely not about bringing inconvenience to the users or making some kind of a point, it is in fact an attempt to offer iOS users with a better experience of using maps in the long run.
Outsourced iPhone development teams have highlighted that there is one big difference where Android devices have been able to accomplish through maps, which iOS devices can’t do. This feature is the realtime, turn-by-turn navigation that allows users to replace their dashboard GPS unit with only their phone and voice. This feature as most iPhone app developers agree is quite specific and a feature that can be differentiated. This is one of the reasons on why Apple opted to eventually go with its homegrown map application.
It is believed that ever since the new iOS6 version has been launched, the company has already getting a great response with 61% of iPhone users upgrading to the new operating system. iPhone developers highlight a couple of reasons on why it is a good idea to upgrade iPhone development device to iOS6.
iOS6 has definitely introduced a new feature in the form of Passbook. This application as part of iPhone development allows users to store all kinds of important docs in one place. The iOS 6 Passbook has been designed in a manner that it can assimilate all important information at one place such as loyalty tickets, movie tickets, admission passes, airline boarding pass, tickets etc. iPhone will also automatically show all the required passes even without unlocking the phone. There are quite a few companies too that have offered support to Passbook functionality.
In iOS6, iPhone developers have also worked tremendously on improving Siri, which is also known as Apple’s personal voice assistant. iPhone development team have ensured that is application can now also allow users to give voice commands and that too in a more personalized manner. The company has also ensured that the application is able to understand different accents too.
iOS6 also offers iCloud tabs as part of iPhone development. This means through a single iCloud account, a user can be connected across all iDevices. Henceforth, if a user is reading a particular document on iPhone, it can also be read on a Mac book at the same time. That’s not all, as per iPhone developers the new Safari also enables users to post videos and pictures without leaving the browser.
iOS6 version as part of iPhone development also allows users to directly post as well as share status updates without even opening Facebook app. iPhone developers have also made it possible that the user can also merge Facebook calendar and contacts with the iOS calendar.
The second aspect is that Microsoft provides an amazing mobile platform, which is a combination of Windows Mobile and Microsoft .NET Compact Framework. Even though it is proprietary, in nature, one cannot ignore the fact it does offer a power packed platform for creating a suite of Rich Mobile Applications (RMAs). Where Java is concerned even though it offers great functionalities and supports multi-vendor, it is quite fragmented because it is inconsistently deployed across mobile devices. This means that the standard approach of ‘write once and run anywhere’ would not be application to Java applications across different mobile devices. In case in the long run if Android succeeds and which most Android application development teams do predict then Java ME is bound to loose out on the market.
However, the question that might come to mind is how Java ME losing out on the market will have any kind of impact on Java SE, which is primarily meant for server-side development and desktop. How can mobile platform be a threat to Java SE? Well, the answer lies in the fact that Sun has been thinking of combining Java SE platform with Java ME. This means that in the long run Sun hopes to offer a single platform for all kinds of different computing devices. Even though this seems to be quite a brilliant prospect, on hindsight the one negatives that comes to mind is that Android development would by then grabbed a major part of the market share and segregated the market into Java ME and Android strongholds. Even though Java’s biggest strength seems to be uniformity, Android application development might just take away that aspect thereby giving Microsoft more reasons to cheer.
iPhone application development teams realize the important of multicam that helps them assemble a number of multicam projects with more speed and flexibility. It features a 64-bit engine that allows users to work native environment as well as in real time with the support of video codec’s, frame rates and frame sizes. It even provides a flexible option of syncing up to 64 angles of both videos and photos and one can even custom sync aligned footages.
2. Compound Clips:
This is an amazing feature that enables offshore iPhone development team to assemble a group of elements and then convert them into a single clip. This feature not only removes clutter but it also provides a simpler version of the segment that will be easy to duplicate.
This interesting feature allows iPhone developers to gather alternative shots within a single location and then ensure they are cycled all together in the right context.
4. Inline precision editor:
The magnetic timeline offers a much more advanced method of trimming when compared to conventional methods. It offers additional control through which iPhone developers can double-click and edit to access Precision Editor and then make the appropriate changes.
5. Access to content libraries:
This latest version of final cut Pro X offers direct access to content libraries where iPhone application development team can conveniently search for music, photos and sound effects without exiting out of Final Cut Pro.
6. Great collections:
Another amazing aspect of this application is that it helps organize clips in a number of diverse ways wherein one is not required to copy or move any files. iPhone developers can easily search using a combination of keywords and metadata and saving it under smart collection.
1. iCloud: iCloud has become extremely popular considering that there seems to be over 100 million iCloud accounts. Mountain Lion, focuses extensively on iCloud since it now asks initially through the setup assistant to set up iCloud account. In fact, all that the user has to do is sign in once with Apple ID and the iCloud is automatically installed across the system.
2. Messages: Messages takes care of everything and any user is bound to love this particular feature. It includes the application iMessage and just the way it is in iOS, it allows users to send an unlimited number of messages to anyone on a Mac or an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad that is running iOS5. Messages can be in any format whether it is photos, documents, videos or even contacts. Also, at one place you have all the contacts and it will be clearly visible when the message has been delivered and if someone is also typing a reply. The iMessage also has the feature of turning on the receipt feature to show when the message has been read.
3. Reminders: This is yet another important application that OS X Mountain Lion features and gives iPhone apps development team, the opportunity to keep a track on the various reminders. It is now being added as a standalone application and will help one to make as many lists as possible as well as search smartly among the various lists. With the power of iCloud, it is also possible to synchronize all the reminders between iOS and OS X Mountain Lion.
4. Notes: Now there is a standalone application for Notes too in OS X Mountain Lion and the only difference is that this application contains more features along with the option of including photos. It is now possible to pin a note to the desktop just the way it could be done with stickies.
5. Notification Center: One of the most important features has been the push notification and now OS X Mountain Lion will have this feature. This is a major advantage for most of the iPhone application development teams. All at one- place iPhone developers can now see all the notifications, which can include an instant message, calendar alert, email, friend request etc.
iPhone application team are aware the kind of opportunities this will give rise to iPhone apps development too considering OS can be directly synchronized with iOS devices.
Messages: The new application called iMessage follows a similar format like the iOS, where it enables users to send a large number of messages to anyone on a Mac or an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS5. Messages can be in any format whether it is photos, documents, videos or even contacts.
Reminders: iPhone apps development team can now keep a tab on the various reminders through the standalone application of iReminders. Earlier this used to be part of calendar, but in the iOS devices it is an application by itself and this feature can now help a user create as many lists as possible as well as search smartly among the different lists. Since iCloude is enabled on OS X Mountain Lion therefore it now even possible to synchronize all the reminders between iOS and OS X Mountain Lion.
Twitter: The Twitter application allows iPhone apps development team to develop more similar applications. Now iPhone developers can also start tweeting from their systems directly, since all that one needs to do is sign in once and it automatically links photos from iPhoto, Safari or Photo Booth.
Gatekeeper: iPhone apps development team can develop apps and be assured that it will be safe to run them on Mac because the security levels have gone up by another notch due to the amazing functionality Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper makes sure that Mac has become safer, as it prevents from downloading and installing any kind of malicious software. It gives iPhone developers to now choose from three different security options.
These are just some of the features that highlight how serious Apple is about continuing its innovation streak and how iPhone developers and iPhone application development teams can capitalize on these features to create an extensive suite of interesting iPhone applications.