It’s been over 2 months since Apple officially announced iOS 9 at WWDC 2015. The new operating system was released in its beta state, for developers to play around with and test their mobile apps on. Along with the developer beta, Apple followed the same path it took for the last Mac OS update, making an iOS 9 beta version available to the public as well.
As the launch of iOS 9 fast approaches, there has been a lot of excitement around one particular feature that is now available to developers. When updating or creating apps for the new OS, developers can use app thinning to reduce the size of apps, by using some of the API’s available in iOS 9. Let’s take a closer look at what this feature is, and how it can help both developers and the users they are targeting.
Tablets were initially launched to bridge the unassailable gap between smartphones and computers. These devices had the agility of smartphones, along with the processing capacity and capabilities of a laptop or computer. This agility made them an instant hit in the market, with millions sold annually worldwide.
SAAS (or Software as a Service) is a huge sector in the software industry. Although lots of companies and startups are focusing on developing mobile apps and building businesses around them, most of the backend systems still run as a SaaS product. These web-based systems are made accessible to the users/consumers via a browser, or specific software built for laptops, and made to imitate the look and feel of the web.
We’ve all seen the excitement surrounding the launch of Apple Music this year. This single service has pulled together various systems in Apple’s ecosystem, to create a holistic destination for music. Apple effectively brought together iTunes Radio, Downloaded Music, Streaming Service and a social network, enabling you to stay up to date with your favourite music and artists in a singular system.