As soon as a new operating system is released, we all want to grab it. Now, Google just launched the preview build of Android L to make user experience & android app development services better. Apple is with iOS 8 offering loads of upgrades for better user interaction. The battle is raging on. Android L and iOS 8 made their appearances at mobile app developer conferences, WWDC and Google I/O.
Android L (Android App Development)
Android L? Let us look at the new notifications. Notifications will be exhibited on the homescreen. You can easily know breaking news, a reply to your tweet or a missed call. If your device is locked, some notifications will not show. But trusted environments will have the permission to unlock your mobile, like home Wi-Fi or your Bluetooth smartwatch.
Android L navigation icons provide great look and feel. A circle takes you home, square for presently running apps. I very much liked this innovative design. Novel keyboard fascinates the user. Predictive text is more intelligent and really predicts! Menu system is more neat and tidy. It somewhat imitates Apple in this regard. Tap a notification and it jumps to the forefront and casts a shadow. It is nice.
As the Nexus 5 is termed as a developer phone, putting the new OS to it is really simple. Use the SDK to unlock the boot-loader and overwrite the OS and run a batch command on your desktop to download the relevant file to the smartphone. Android L set-up process is quick, and takes less than half an hour
User interface of Android L is almost flat and good to look at. The new version adds to battery life too with new battery monitoring tools. Overall great for cutting edge android app development services.
iOS 8 (iPhone App Development)
Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8 presents oodles of new features to users t streamline some daily chores. Look and feel of the system is changed. In Messaging, threads can be managed better. Alas! You can keep fit with the new iOS 8. Its health hub gathers information from different health apps. iOS 8 brings your family together. Now family members can share albums, multimedia and information about their purchases very easily. This OS ensures children get their parents’s permission first before downloading free or paid content. The new feature Quick Type offers better predictive text. Great from the perspective of iphone application development services.
Now what about Cross platform app development – comes in next post.
Author is a senior business analyst and an expert in native mobile app development.