- Drive the high number of app downloads
- Render the best user experience
- Keep the users engaged in the app
- Improve loyalty and then fan following
- Thriving the users with groundbreaking content
These benefits illustrate that it doesn’t hold significance which new additions the developers are introducing in the app because the end results are the same that every app developer expects. Excited to see the developer’s point of view for the revolutionary features? If so, Here we have explained how the iOS app developers incorporate the features into the development strategy:
The performance boost
Undeniably, the latest iOS devices run smoother and faster, but it’s not the event with older generations of iPhones and iPads. This is why the new apps installed on the older iOS devices won’t perform to the notch. Moreover, less often, the users upgrade the hardware with the new OS update. Alas! Offering the best user experience becomes impossible.
Apple has double down the performance with iOS 12 update, which gears up the users to install the iOS 12 on their device and consequently, the advanced features implemented by the developers in the app functions impeccably on every device. Primarily, it becomes a major driving force to increase user adoption.
Adding voice capability to the apps
A few years back, Apple has opened the doors of Siri for the third-party apps with the release of Sirikit API. It has enabled the developers to power the apps with Siri voice control capabilities where the users are allowed to access and control the app through their voice. The addition of the voice interface has taken the user experience to a new level.
As expected, Siri is enhanced with the Siri Shortcuts introduction which has enhanced the Siri capability beyond the standard commands that won’t require the users to adhere to a specific way of speaking. The Siri Shortcut in new SiriKit API that can be paired with third-party apps is trained for the custom commands which chain the multiple commands in a sentence and respond to the users smartly.
Learn more: Step by Step Guide to Integrate Siri with Apps leveraging SiriKit
Unsurprisingly, it has caught the developers’ attention and they are hooking up the Siri Shortcuts for enhancing the user interactions.
Enhancing the user experiences
The release of ARKit brought the rapid influx of new AR apps because the developers have provided the platform to make the AR apps using ready-made tools and resources. Taking a leap forward, ARKit 2.0 is launched with enhanced capabilities, including persistent and shared experiences, improved 3D object recognition, enhanced image tracking, motion tracking, and face tracking that has taken away a lot of heavy lifting.
The automatic tracking, scene understanding, and rendering through with ARKit allowed the developers to build the killer apps. Moreover, the AR experiences can be created using either back camera or front camera of an iOS device.
The major overhaul of AR platform has geared up the developers to create innovative use cases that make user’s life a less stale. Turning the business card into a website, bringing the Super Mario flash game in the 3D realm, and AR postcards are the use cases of the technology that’s just a beginning and many more interesting applications are expected to appear in the gold rush which will create engaging, educational and entertaining experiences.
The improvements in the Core ML and the launch of Create ML has made machine learning more accessible than ever and taking the big leaps, the developers are supercharging the app with artificial intelligence to introduce smart features in the app in an amazing way.
Making the apps robust secure
Despite adding numerous layers of authentication, the apps are prone to theft or malware attacks. Moreover, remembering and managing several passwords for the different apps on the different devices is another headache for the iOS app users. Previously, the touchID authentication system was introduced where just at the touch of a finger the phone unlocks or the app authenticates. Later, FaceID came into the scene.
For making the iOS app more secure than ever, the smarter two-factor authentication is brought by the Apple in addition to biometric authentication, which goes beyond the user credentials thereby making it harder for the hackers to put a security hole in the app. However, the addition of an extra security layer has made it a little inconvenient when the user logs in the app through different devices. But, iOS 12 update has taken the pain out by creating, storing and auto-filling the passwords to streamline and simplify the way apps are authenticated.
Offering the support to the iOS new toolkit for the app authentication ensures the users that their data is safe and managing passwords is no more a hassle. It’s a not-to-forget feature that developers are certainly incorporating for increasing the app adoption.
Just drag and drop
Before drag and drop make its inroads in the iOS sphere, transferring a file or a snippet of text from one app to another was only possible through copy-paste, that’s really a pain. The sharing arrow shot by Apple in the form of drag and drop feature has turned the table upside down.
The developers are considering certain aspects for the app development strategy to end the clunky kludges like toggling between dragging and selecting modes. It enables shortcut process for the users of dragging the tasks around in a to-do list or the text snippet from one place to another and ensures the seamless data exchange between the two apps so that apps can interact intuitively. The investment in the feature adds up the productivity to the app.
Aside from intelligent notification grouping, instant tuning for pesky notification management, critical-alerts for important notification, view and respond to notification right from the lock screen and screen time, a change is brought to the iOS 12 to the notification which is warmly welcomed by the developers.
Dealing with the notifications is often wearisome from the developer’s perspective and providing support to more notification offerings exponentially increases the issues. It’s resolved with a system notification view where the developers can toggle the app permissions and make other granular choices right from the Settings by deep linking directly into the app’s notification settings. The welcome changes in the notifications don’t just enable the developers to focus on the important things, but also improve the customer experience with enhanced notifications.
In every OS update, Apple makes impressive improvements and adds new stuff with marquee feature, which becomes a great treat for the developers as they power-pack the developers with a new toolkit, APIs and resources to innovate, experiment and execute the app development strategy explicitly that thrive the end-users.
In the blog, we have barely touched the surface of the features that developers are considering significant to include in the app development strategies. The plenty of discussions are left to be had around the release of unexpected stuff, hardening updates, and notable APIs, which will unearth how the developers throw up the features this year. Stay tuned to us to know more about the iOS app development strategy enhancements around the Apple’s offerings.