Apple iOS 8 feature round up

Sunday 27th, Jul 2014

This will be a quick round up of some iOS features. First to be discussed is the new “Health” feature. Apple offers new inbuilt health monitoring apps which can track things such as heart rate and calories burnt. The really exciting news on the wellbeing front however is the new HealthKit SDK announced along with new operating system release. This new toolkit allows apple app developers to access your physiological data allowing third parties to take your body’s data and do exciting things with it!

Family sharing allows you and your family members to share content between each other’s iTunes libraries including iBooks, and App Store purchases. Whenever one person buys a new song, movie, or app, everybody can share it. It’s also easier than ever to share family photos, a family calendar, locations, and more.

The ‘whatsappification’ of iMessage. The new release of the iOS brings new functionality to the iMessage interface you know and love. The new feature set includes group messaging capabilities, allowing you to create or join group conversations and simultaneously share you location or send photos and attachments to all group members with one tap!

In-keeping with the tradition of taking the best from other platforms the latest iteration of the popular system comes the ability to install third-party keyboards. Apple have also revamped and enhanced their stock keyboard. The new generation of the keyboard that sparked an on-screen typing revolution has now caught up to its competitors after become complacent with the ‘good enough’ mind set. The new keyboard brings the fight back to the feet of the android third-party keyboards which have driven innovation to this point with contextual predictive text learnt from your past conversations!