Apple iOS 8 opens new areas of iOS and enables developers to extend the content and functionality of their applications. Developers can create customized experiences in the realms of photo editing, sharing, notifications, keyboard, documents, and actions. There are over 4,000 new APIs enabling new capabilities and features. Some of the major new APIs, which cover gaming, photo tools, health/fitness, the cloud, home automation, etc., include Metal, SceneKit, SpriteKit, CloudKit, HomeKit, HealthKit, Camera, PhotoKit, Swift, and TouchID.
The hot new thing in the mobile world is Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and it’s possible they might spell the end for the humble native mobile app. Google has just effectively green-lighted PWAs to be the future of Android. Mobile expert Henrik Joreteg over at his blog explains.
Online shopping is booming, but that's not to say that the physical retail store is irrelevant. In fact, people still enjoy the physical shopping experience and a large percentage of transactions are still made in store as opposed to online. Bearing this in mind, the ability to interact and communicate with customers in this environment has huge benefits. Estimote is a sensor-based analytics and engagement platform that is designed to communicate with smart phone users in stores, and get a better understanding of how they behave and engage with products. The Estimote API provides the means for this technology to be integrated with other applications.
Genuitec, LLC, an enterprise Java and mobile development tools provider, has announced the full integration of Cloud APIs and enhanced REST Services in MyEclipse 2014 Workbench. Previous releases of MyEclipse provided developers with only limited REST services support. The release of MyEclipse 2014 provides developers the ability to generate REST services using simple click-through wizards.