Desperate to take your business to iOS? Or amaze your iOS audience by renovating your existing app? If yes, in the form of iOS 11, here comes a perfect platform. If iOS 10 was dedicated to make the iPhone or iPad more accessible, iOS 11 is to set benchmark in terms of making your app more intelligent, more authoritative, and more engaging, thereby enabling consumers to do more with less effort, and businesses to gain desired engagement and conversion. It ushers both consumers and businesses in a world of opportunities, provided the iOS app development company that you hire has the aptitude and attitude to make things happen as per the guidelines of Apple.
Let’s scan the opportunities and challenges that come up with iOS 11.
More Intelligence with Machine Learning
Building apps that can bypass low technologies like Metal and Accelerate so that they can make the most of the machine capability like the processing power of CPU and GPU demands using effective machine learning framework. With the inception of Core ML in iOS 11, Apple stays up to that expectation. Apple strongly recommends the feature to use with following two types of app.
Light Processing Tasks
If your app handles tasks like face tracking, face detection, landmarks, text detection, rectangle detection, barcode detection, object tracking, and image registration.
Natural Language Processing
If your app leverages Siri, this machine learning framework could be an icing on the cake. The API is blessed with features like language identification, tokenization, lemmatization, part of speech, and named entity recognition, which enable your app to understand the user’s command and evoke the desired response.
Drag-and-Drop Makes Life Easier
Thanks to Multi-Touch capability of iOS 11. However, this time iPad users have an edge over the iPhone users. As inter-app drag-and-drop is facilitated. iPhone users are less blessed as they can do it intra-app or within an app only. Interestingly, this gesture-based feature is more powerful that what users can exercise on their macOS. Here, they can drag-and-drop multiple files in one go.
If you are heading to an interview, and want a quick tuning to your existing resume by adding a photo or a link to your online project, you can do it right on your iPad in a few seconds with just the most-wanted drag and drop function. Drag your photo or link from anywhere, and drop it simply in your document. No more juggling between the origin or source and the destination apps.
To empower your users with this new capability, urge your iOS app development company to incorporate your app with Multi-Touch API. Upgrading your existing app, stay relevant to your users. Integrating your app with Files (the newly introduced app by Apple on iOS 11) will help you make the task easier. Files gives access to all online and offline at one place.
Siri Gets More Jobs
Leveraging SiriKit, your app development company can make your iOS, watchOS and CarPlay app responsive to voice commands. Language processing and semantic analysis are managed by Siri in a way that your app can understand and respond. So add to the convenience of your app users and let them do more with Siri.
Business Chat to Drive Conversion
We all want prompt reply from our vendors. Don’t we? Business Chat has been built to pursue the same. Whether you are in B2B or B2C, Business Chat can help you drive engagement and conversion. The feature works with iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch and customers can start or jump into conversation from Safari, Maps, Spotlight, and Siri.
AirPlay and MusicKit Makes Entertainment Vibrant and Wild
Media and entertainment apps are on demand, but that doesn’t mean that consumers are going to accept anything. Equip your app with Media Player APIs. This enables the iOS user to connect your app with AirPlay, and get your audio or video content streamed on any Apple TV or to an AirPlay-enabled sound system or remote speaker.
To further elevate the entertainment experience, and offer more choices to users, Apple has introduced MusicKit. This API enables app owners to discover the unlimited resources of Apple Music. Let users have a greater authority – search the catalogue, manage playback queues, and engage with playlists and user-generated content including ratings or recommendations.