Category Archives: iPhone

3D Touch On iPhone 6S – All That You Should Know

While IBM Simon – a handset launched in 1994 – would walk away with the title of first-ever touchscreen phone (it also had a stylus), the entire touch technology on smartphones was revolutionized by Apple. The first generation iPhone showcased how touchscreen could work on, what was at that time, a fairly large display. Since […]

How Many Of These iOS 9.2 Problems Have You Faced?

Although its adoption rates slowed down in the last couple of weeks of November, iOS 9 is still the most successful iteration of Apple’s mobile platform. Within 60 days of its release, 7 out of every 10 compatible iDevices have been upgraded to iOS 9 (considerably helped by the flashy, emoji-based iOS 9.1 update). It […]

Swift Goes Open Source:All That App Developers Need To Know

It has taken some time to happen – but Apple finally made its Swift programming language open-source earlier this month. With this, Swift has joined the likes of Go (Google), Rust (Mozilla) and .NET (Microsoft) open source languages. The announcement had been made at this year’s WWDC in June, and since then, the iOS app […]

Buy iPhone 6S Now Or Wait For iPhone 7? – A Debate

The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have been strong ‘tock’ follow-ups to the record-breaking flagship iPhone 6, which was released in 2014. According to early estimates, Apple managed to sell nearly 23 million iPhone 6S/6S Plus handsets in the September quarter. While the reviews have been mostly positive, many mobile device experts as well […]

Making A Mobile Game? Do Not Make These Mistakes!

By the time 2015 draws to a close, mobile gaming will be a $30 billion industry worldwide. Market researchers have forecasted that this figure will surpass $46 billion by 2018. Not all the statistical findings related to mobile game development is similarly rosy though. According to a recent Gartner report, not even 0.1% of the […]

What Are The Mobile App Developers Doing In Australia?

Is the Australian mobile market nearing saturation? After all, smartphone penetration percentage in the country grew by only 2% this year vis-a-vis 2014 (78% vs 76%), and a further 2% growth has been projected over the next couple of years. Whatever might be the answer to this question, one thing is for sure though – […]

Apple WWDC 2015: A Roundup Of The Key Announcements

A slew of exciting new announcements were made at Apple WWDC 2015, held from 8-12 June at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. While nothing was mentioned about an upgraded Apple TV, there was plenty of other news that grabbed eyeballs. We here take a look back at the main highlights of the event. According to […]

How Many Of These iOS 8.3 Problems Have You Faced?

Although iOS 8.3 is by far the best iteration of Apple’s iOS 8 platform to date, it has its fair share of bugs and performance issues. We will, in what follows, take stock of some commonly reported problems with iOS 8.3. In mid-April, the adoption rate of iOS 8 touched 78%. The release of the […]

16 Things New iOS Developers Must Be Aware Of

Professional iOS app developers need to factor in a lot of things while creating applications, to bolster the chances of the latter’s success. If you are planning to get into this field, here are a few pointers to get you started. Mobile app development has been projected to become a $26 billion industry by the […]

Porting Apps From iOS 7 To iOS 8: How To Go About It?

For retaining the functionality of iOS applications on the latest flagship iPhones, they have to be ported to the iOS 8 platform. In what follows, we have deliberated on some key steps for porting applications to the new mobile platform from Apple. With more than 4000 new APIs, iOS 8 has been universally acknowledged as […]