As a Chicago mobile app development company, it is absolutely crucial for us to stay on top of trends, including all types of software updates, whether it be iOS or Android.
Just this week, iOS 11 was launched to consumers. Everyone at Codal, all of the marketers, mobile app developers, and UX’ers are enjoying the new update so much that we decided to put together a guide for things that you need to know about the new interface.
UI Design Changes
While the UI design did not get a complete overhaul, many of the built-in mobile apps now use a heavy, larger font and have a different interface. The Camera, and Message apps are perfect examples of this new design change.
The Control Center (which is now customizable,) and the lock screen both both have some of the most significant changes yet. The Control Center now takes up the entire screen, which can be customized in your iPhones Settings.
Siri Gets Smarter
As an iOS development firm, offering custom software development services, artificial intelligence is always a hot topic. Siri just got smarter, which we are obviously excited about.
Wondering about the new things that Siri can do?
- Siri can now translate English to other languages (Spanish, Italian, German, French, and Chinese)
- She now will make smarter suggestions to you based on your browsing history and interests
- Siri will now sound more human-like with a natural voice, more expressions and better pronunciation
- She’s grown a love for music, you can even ask her “who is the drummer in this tune?”
Files, Files, Files
If you use your phone for business, which everyone typically does from time-to-time, this new feature will make your life a lot easier.
The Files app is supposed to mimic the MacBook’s “Finder” app. The Files app will be just like Finder, well-organized and searchable.
iOS app development companies are now able to integrate Files into the app’s they build, to that individual apps will be listed inside of Files; this makes it very easy to transfer doc’s between apps.
Other Awesome Features
Our team at Codal (Chicago mobile application design company), has compiled a list of some of our favorite new features.
- Sending Money: Money can now be sent through iMessages, with a simple fingerprint initiation.
- Indoor Mapping: Maps now has an “indoor” feature for certain places, like malls and airports.
- One-Handed Keyboard: This feature allows the entire keyboard to one side of the screen, to make it easier for the user to type with only one hand.
- QR Codes: Finally catching up to Android devices, the new iOS can now scan QR codes and will respond to the QR appropriately.
- Apple Notes: You iPhone can now scan a document, and will even recognize handwriting on any document that is scanned.