Apple — at its developer conference in San Francisco — said that the new iOS 8 gives users new features and developers the tools to create new apps.
New features of iOS 8 iCloud Photo Library, Messages features to share voice, video or photos with a swipe; and health and fitness data in one place.
iOS 8 also includes predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType keyboard; Family Sharing to share purchases, photos and calendars within the same household; and iCloud Drive to store files and access them from anywhere.
The main focus of the new operating system is to ensure engagement of its device vendors. First, Apple focused on video. Second, it gives thrust of simplification of sharing. Third, Apple focused on health and fitness. Fourth, improved use cases for swiping. Now swipe can be used for other uses as well.
In iOS 8, the Photos app and iCloud Photo Library give access to all of your photos and videos anytime, anywhere. The Photos app can automatically straighten horizons and with smart editing tools, you can quickly adjust light and color or access individual tools for deeper fine-tuning. With iCloud Photo Library, every adjustment and effect is automatically updated across your devices, said Apple in a statement.
Apple said Tap to Talk allows you to share your voice and the same simple gesture also works for sharing videos and photos within Messages. Group messaging gives you the ability to add and remove contacts, leave a conversation and the option to not be disturbed.
Users can easily browse through all of the photos and videos within a conversation and share multiple photos and videos at once. You can choose to share your current location from within Messages for an hour, a day or longer.
iOS 8 offers developers the ability for health and fitness apps to communicate with each other. With your permission, each app can use specific information from other apps to provide a more comprehensive way to manage your health and fitness.
For example, the Nike+ apps using NikeFuel will be able to pull in other key HealthKit metrics such as sleep and nutrition to build a custom user profile and improve athletic performance.
New predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType keyboard is more personalized, and takes context into account, such as who the recipient is and in which app you’re typing. QuickType understands the way you communicate, suggesting favorite phrases, so you can write entire sentences with just a few taps. What the keyboard learns is encrypted on your device and never sent to the cloud.
GizmoLead News Team