WWDC 2014 iOS 8: Things You Need to Know
The WWDC for 2014 has got underway and it is time to take a look at what the iOS8 has in store. The most talked about offering is the iOS 8 – the latest version of the iOS mobile operating system.
As far as the design is concerned, the iOS 7 and iOS 8 look very much alike. However, there is a big difference in the visual experience. The new version has been toned down. And that can be easily spotted if you have been using the iOS7.
Healthkit in WWDC 2014 iOS 8
The healthkit – as you know about the Healthbook – has been making headlines for quite a few days now. And it was sure that the feature would be included in the WWDC 2014 iOS 8. It looks like Apple is putting enough emphasis on Health and Family. The Healthbook is now what is known as the Healthkit.
It is actually an app dedicated to health tracking. The best thing about this app is that it can pull out the data from other apps as well as accessories. It can even be used by the pros in the field. No wonder, the Healthkit is the biggest stride taken by Apple in the field of health.
You iPhone can help you in keeping a close watch on your health through Healthkit and even on the daily detailed metrics too. Nike hasn’t been in the news for much about Healthkit, but they have partnered with Apple regarding this app.
Family Sharing in WWDC 2014 iOS 8
Family Sharing is one of the best things to happen to iOS 8 as it allows stuff like movies, music, apps and even books to share with your family. This simply means there is raised parental control and increased privacy. As a parent, if you think your kid is spending too much on in-app purchases, do not worry. Apple will let you know about it.
When your child wants to purchase something from the iTunes, it will inform the kid’s parents that he is about to spend. And this is when the parents will be informed. What’s more, even if you are away, you can remotely block the purchase your kid is making.
Siri in WWDC 2014 iOS 8
The voice assistant from the house of Apple, Siri, now has become hands free. The virtual assistant will be at your service with just the command of “Hey Sire”. And if this reminds you of Google Now, then you are thinking on the right track.
Apple has come up with a beta program for public developers. This permits the app makers for shipping out releases earlier for the advanced users.
Apple has brought iCloud Drive – the cloud storage service. The service offers cross platform functionality. The good part is that even third-party apps have the ability of accessing the iCloud. Using iCloud will allow accessing documents from Windows as well as from Mac.
These are some of the prominent features of the WWDC 2014 iOS 8. Do not forget to share the article if you like it.