It is quite evident that iOS app development will continue to dominate the technology in all sphere of life in future as it is today. Smartphone users will grow from 4 billion users in last year to almost 5 billion users in 2017. Mobile app development will further grow into newer dimensions. In order to execute a new mobile development policy, a very strong and comprehensive understanding of latest trends emerging currently is required. Here i discuss key trends that are imperative to ensure quick and quality development in 2017.
Startups have always been a bit apprehensive regarding the merits of Android or iOS when it narrows down to to app development. Developers use to believe that building an iOS app was beneficial that will bring in more traffic, extra users and more profit. Today the scenario is changed and it is tricky to figure out whether choose iOS or Android app development for building a business app. You need to focus over important factors discussed here.
Google has successfully begun testing a new feature in its Google Maps app for android users that would only allow data to be downloaded by a Wi-Fi connection. This unique feature will help users with the limited data plan as well.
Select users can find the mode in the Maps settings menu in place of the “Offline areas” option. When it enabled, the app will suddenly warns that a small amount of mobile data may still be used, but significantly less than usual. The switch essentially cuts Maps off from cellular data, only loading new information over Wi-Fi, the app will working similarly to the “Use Cellular Data for” option switches in iOS’ own Settings app.
Google reported today that it has publicly released EarlGrey, a bit of programming that developers can use to all the more effortlessly build and run user interface tests on source code for iOS applications. Written in Objective-C, EarlGrey is available now on GitHub under an open-source Apache license.
Google today updated its Maps app for iOS, bringing over some features that’ve been on Android for about a month. The biggest among them is much better offline maps support. Now you can select a portion of the map and save it locally onto your iPhone or iPad. And this does more than just save the local street layout. Saving a section of Maps lets you search for destinations even without a data connection; you can also get turn-by-turn navigation, business hours, and contact details when offline.