Apple WWDC 2018 is being held from 4th June 2018. We came up with some of the biggest highlights from the Apple WWDC 2018 for you.
1. App Store’s Review Guidelines are now updated.
According to the latest updates fro the Apple WWDC 2018 we have the news that the App Store Review Guidelines have been updated.
Now the new measures are taken such that all the apps submitted to the App Store are reviewed and then strictly determined for the following three major factors:
- Anti-offensive content.
The iOS app deveopers are now made to be keen on considering these factors while developing the applications.
The developers are expected to make sure and abide by these updated guidelines for the future app developments.
2. The All-New Mac App Store
WWDC 2018 announcements includes the launch of all redesigned App Store for MAC devices. Now completely redesigned, the Mac App Store on macOS Mojave offers a richer experience so customers can find apps that help them create, work, play, and develop, even more easily.
The New look incorporates new menus on the left side of the window.
Discover is where the user can search and find the new releases and updates on the Mac App Store. This space gets updated daily with new app developments and updates from the developers.
In Create menu, we can find the new apps that help making the Mac more exciting and creative to use. The most intuitive and exciting applications are a part of the create section.
This Work section brings the work and organization related applications under one shelter. This is the major collection of the professional work related applications on the App Store on Mac. Business, productivity and utility apps can be easily found here.
The Play section is created to focus the games and entertainment applications on Mac App Store. With the new design we can find New releases and Recommendations for the apps with a feature of favorite tagging them.
Here under the Develop section all the developer tools and utilities are curated for easy access.
3. SiriKit and Siri Shortcuts
SiriKit is developed with a view to enable the iOS apps and watchOS apps to work with Siri. SiriKit helps the user to get the things done with their voice. The enhanced accessibility with the hands free experience is the major outcome from this technology.
Siri Shortcuts helps the user to convenient use their phone by simple shortcuts suggestions. Analyzing the users daily routine activities it suggests the user with some simple shortcuts. it pairs the users’ activities and suggests convenient shortcuts.
The convenient shortcuts will be made available at the Shortcuts App.
Shortcuts App Can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.
4. The ARKit 2
Apple is well known for its state of art technological development in the field of Augmented Reality (AR). Putting next feather to the tradition, Apple has developed the ARKit 2. Apple has served millions of users on the iOS with unparellel augmented reality experiences. IOS is the biggest AR platforms in the world.
The AR apps can now be experienced by all the users simultaneously, and resumed at a later time in the same state with the help of ARKit 2 on iOS 12 devices. For a even greater immersive experiences,the real-world objects can also be turned into Augmented Reality, with high clarity.
The main features of the ARKit 2 are
Persistent AR Experiences
The AR apps now can be paused between the sessions and resumed from the same point at any later time period. For example a puzzle left unsolved can be kept as it is and resumed later after days, session will start exactly from where you left.
Shared AR Experiences
The AR apps used be limited to a single person or user participating in the AR experience. But with the new ARKit 2 multiple participants can play and enjoy the Augmented Reality experience together.
Multiplayer games can be played by multiple iOS device users simultaneously together with AR experience.
Detection and Tracking of 2D and 3D objects.
Again one of the most anticipated feature update from ARKit is the new tech in Object detection and tracking. Detection of 2D image and this enables the Augmented Reality experience from the 2D images and posters, artworks or signs.
Now this support has been developed and extended which offers full 2D image tracking, to detect the movable objects also.
3D objects and models like furniture and statues can now be viewed with the ARKit 2, with added functionality.
5. Core Machine Learning 2
Using Core ML 2 in Your Apps
Machine learning has now been improved by evolution and experiences. Machine Learning 2 enables the users to bring together the variety of machine learning models into the apps. Machine Learning 2 is now built on the top of low level technologies like Metal and Accelerate, thus it provides the maximum possible performance using the CPU and GPU cores.
The most essential feature of the Iphone X is a base of ML 2 that is the face tracking and face detection. It also includes the Barcode detection, object tracking, and image registration and geometrical shape detection.
Natural Language framework
To analyze the natural language text and deduce its language-specific metadata and other information, the Natural Language framework is one of the newest frameworks you use.
6. iOS 12
The next most anticipated update from the WWDC 2018 is regarding the OS update that is the iOS 12.
Every apple device user is always eagerly waiting for the major Operating System update. It ensures a constant development of the device and improves the performance by more smooth operation and feature additions.
As we all know iOS is one of the most advanced and stable operating systems platforms available for smartphones and tablets. iOS is now made improved and enabled to create the intelligent and powerful apps using all the new technologies that we talked above. The major contributors to the Apple iOS 12 are SiriKit, ARKit 2 and the Machine Learning 2.
These new technologies enables the user to experience the Newest Augmented Reality features and the Intelligence from the Machine Learning 2. A perfect combination all these tech, leads to a package of iOS 12.
Some highlighted technologies and features expected in iOS 12
- Siri Shortcuts
- ARKit 2
- Machine Learning 2
- Automatic Strong Passwords
- New Improved Notifications UI
- New Improved Camera
- Full Advantage of All Screen displays like Iphone X
7. App Store Connect
The most celebrated feature of the Apple iOS is the Itunes connect, Itunes Connect is now App Store Connect.
The new App Store Connect enables the users to conveniently and effortlesssly upload, submit, and manage the apps on the App Store. It also offers various tools for viewing the sales reports, access app analytics, invite users to test apps with TestFlight, and much more.
Features of the App Store Connect
Product pages gives the brief description of the app to the user from the App Store Connect. A great product page may engage more users in downloading the app. App name, subtitle, keywords, description, and more, in up to 28 languages can be uploaded for the apps listing. Up to ten screenshots and three optional app previews for each supported language can be uploaded.
Sell a variety of content, including subscriptions, new features, and services, from within your app by entering in-app purchase details in App Store Connect. You can also select in-app purchases to promote directly on the App Store.
Upload, Test and Submit the apps
One can view each build of the app that have been uploaded using Xcode, altool or Application Loader, and easily distribute it to testers for valuable feedback using TestFlight in App Store Connect.
Manage Updates and app releases.
App can be published as soon as it’s approved. Choose a price point, offer introductory prices for auto-renewable subscriptions, and even let customers pre-order your iOS app. App updates can be rolled out with favourable time period in between.
Insights for App’s Performance
Analytics for the apps measures the user engagement, marketing campaigns, and monetization using data. On ecan also get the data related to the financial reports and next-day sales with unit data in Sales and Trends.
The customer reviews can be responded on the App Store product page. One can also create promo codes to the give potential customers or in-app purchases and many such marketing tactics for customer engagement.
Above are some of the announcements from Apple WWDC 18.
Stay tuned to this space for the latest technology updates.