Even with the release of iOS9, Apple’s iOS8 is still changing the world a year later. Apple is known for quality. And unlike Microsoft, each new operating system is always an improvement upon the old, but in the case of the iOS8, the jury is still out as to whether the iOS9 is really and upgrade. The iOS8 features are on a whole new level, giving users an out-of-this-world experience. Let us show you why we say the iOS8 is changing the world.
First, let’s talk about the app store. There have been vast improvements in the app store. Of course, what this means for you the developer is more visibility for your app, which means more downloading of your app, and subsequently, more money in your pocket. But the biggest new development has to be the two screenshots. Now you can have two screenshots, instead of one. Now that you have greater opportunity for someone to take a closer look at your app make a killer app!
Speaking of killer apps. How many of you are updating? If your app is still only using one screenshot, it means you are not paying attention to your updates. And if you are not updating your apps don’t expect users to trust downloading your app. Who wants an app that doesn’t update when it should?
The second thing that makes the iOS8 a world-changer is the keyboard feature. For the first time, you are no longer stuck with Apple’s keyboard. Now developers can design their consoles. Right now Swype is the number one third-party developer for the keyboard, but any developer can develop a killer keyboard to go with the killer app. Having said that, if you do not have a remarkable alternative to Apple’s keyboards, users have the option to turn on the predictive text feature, which is cool.
The next thing about the iOS8 is the notifications feature. Remember how dull the announcements used to be? Well, not anymore! One of the biggest challenges app developers face is the ability to create notifications that their customers will love. A happy customer keeps coming back. But how do you get your clients to get back without aggravating them? Thanks to the iOS8 new notification center UI, you can create engaging notifications that will have your customers coming back to your app every day. The new notifications feature allows users to receive reminders and messages inside apps like Facebook, by clicking on the notifications banner that pops up at the top of the mobile screen. You can also respond to emails and texts without stopping what you are doing. So create your killer notification to go with your killer app.
The last reason we say the iOS8 is changing the world is the programming language. Swift is Apple’s new mobile programming language, and you don’t have to worry about rewriting any app you previously wrote because it is compatible with Objective-C. That is, indeed, good news. And open up a world of opportunities for developers everywhere. There is so much now that you can do that it is mind-boggling just thinking about it. So, don’t just sit there playing with it like a new toy, create an out-of-this-world experience for your users. They’ll thank you for it.
Apple’s iOS8 is already over a year old, but it is still creating waves. The iOS8 is changing the world not only for smartphone users but also for app developers. With its new programming language, Swift, it’s user-friendly
interactive, and aesthetically appealing notification center, and its revamped app store offering double screenshots, the iOS makes designing apps a pleasure. Users can benefit from these new features when developers use their creativity to design and develop out-of-this-world experiences that will have customers coming back for their apps every day. Are you a developer building apps on Apple’s iOS8? What has been your experience? Which of the new features do you like the most? Let us know in the comments box below.