Apple has introduced a new, exciting software development kit for version 7 to provide right capabilities and features. Some of the frameworks new to iOS 7 include peer-to-peer connectivity, game controller awareness and connectivity and hardware-accelerated animation.
With the release of iOS 7 inevitable, it is a good idea to provide some suggestions to help prepare professional developers to what awaits them with the new release. A developer should first and foremost determine where the app stands. It is necessary to have a device with a beta version of iOS 7 and begin using it everyday to get the feel for the new platform and determine where the app doesn’t fit. It would be a good idea to check out the colors of the text and standard navigation controls.
It is imperative to get a current app compatible with the upcoming software. A developer should be working on compatible build. The great news is that simple compatibility does not need much work. Some glitches could come along the way and there may be more need to get comfortable with 3D transformations and animations and push past one’s comfort level and to explore new, brave ideas.
It would be a good idea for a developer to back up his or her device. Make it a point that the device is backed up to restore in the event that something goes wrong. In case the update process disrupts the device, one should learn how to enter the DFU mode to save a call to Apple support. When downloading and installing updates on one’s device, one would naturally want to ascertain that one has room to download the file. Nevertheless, one should also need plenty of room to update applications. A lot of developers would be issuing updated to their applications to ascertain that these are applicable with the version iOS 7 release.
Obviously, developers could update on the device because iOS 7 introduced this feature. However, one may want to download and install an update through the computer. ITunes allows downloading the file to a computer but it could also be obtained via other sources such as downloading through a web browser or a mirror and install iOS 7 from the file downloaded. Installation would take time and application downloads take time as well. Apple has introduced a new, exciting software development kit for version 7 to arm developers with the right tools to support lots of capabilities and wonderful features. Some of the frameworks new to iOS 7 include peer-to-peer connectivity, game controller awareness and connectivity and hardware-accelerated animation. Most of the existing framework was updated to include remarkable enhancements. The UIKit framework which boasts the most changes contain classes which are responsible for the overall feel and look and the interface of iOS 7 is taking on an entirely new design. Developers should clean out the clutter by removing apps not used; offload video and pictures to a computer and perhaps even deleting music never played. This frees up space on a device.
Having the latest iTunes version is paramount in downloading and installing a new iOS version via a cabled connection. Although it is appealing to grab version 7 immediately, it would be smarter to wait for a few days and keep close watch on online iOS forums and discussions for problems that could arise.