iPhone OS 3.0 Highlights

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  • iPhone OS 3.0 Highlights

    1. iPhone OS 3.0 Prepared by Bruce Elgort Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    2. App Store Stats • 25,000 apps in the store • 96% of apps submitted to store are approved • 98% of apps approved < 7 days • 800,000,000 downloads in 8 months Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    3. For Developers • 1,000 new API’s • “InAppPurchase” or subscriptions - apps can now have subscriptions (i.e. new game levels, magazines, eBooks) • Peer-to-Peer capabilities via Bluetooth (no pairing required) - games, contact sharing etc. Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    4. Accessories • Custom apps can talk directly with accessories • Speaker docks • Medical devices • Play, pause, artwork, build own custom protocols Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    5. Maps • Maps are now part of the API • Developers can now embed maps in their apps. • Pinch and zoom • Satellite, hybrid and standard map views • Reverse GeoCode Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    6. Turn-by-Turn • Turn-by-turn directions are enabled • Developers will need to use their own licensed map tiles for their own apps Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    7. Push Notification • Push notification has been re-designed • Apple didn’t expect the volume of apps • Server infrastructure could not handle initial loads Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    8. Background Processes • Not good for customer as it drains battery rapidly • Apps will push their notifications through the Apple push-server system • Text, sound and text-alerts can be sent • Highly scalable • Unified generic push notification service for all developers Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    9. Other New Features • Email sheet - easy for developers to add email functionality to their apps • Proximity sensor API • iPod library access • New streaming audio/video protocol designed to pass through firewalls • Shake API • Voice Chat API for games Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    10. LifeScan (J&J Company) • Demoed a diabetes management application and hardware for iPhone 3.0 • Integrated with email to send alerts • Other medical devices to be delivered Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    11. Cut/Copy/Paste • Cut & Paste will finally be delivered in iPhone 3.0 • Double-tap to select text • Place a Cut/Copy/Paste button above text • Grab points are provided to expand and/or contract selection • Works across applications • Web content can be copied as well • Shake to undo Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    12. Landscape • Landscape keyboard now works for all key applications - Mail, Notes, Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    13. Text Messaging • Forward and delete single and multiple text messages • MMS support (Multimedia Messaging Services) • Supports vCards • Supports sendingaudio files • Supports sending location information via maps Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    14. Voice Memos • New applications • Used built-in or external microphone • You can edit memo within the app • Can be sent via email or MMS Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    15. Calendar • Adding support for two new calendars • CalDAV • Subscriptions (ICS) - sports teams, holidays etc. Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    16. Stocks • Adding support for news stories • More details for stocks • Now supports landscape view Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    17. Search Adding Search to all key applications including • Mail • Calendar • iPod • Notes • Spotlight application searches all apps Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    18. Other Features • Notes-sync • Shake-to-shuffle • Wifi auto-login • Parental Controls including apps from app store • Stereo Bluetooth • More languages and keyboards • YouTube account support Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    19. Availability • iPhone 3.0 beta program started on March 17, 2009 • Availability of iPhone OS 3.0 Summer 2009 • App store will be available in 77 countries • http://developer.apple.com • iPhone 3G customers free update • MMS and Stereo Bluetooth will not work on 1st gen iPhones • iPod touch users will have to pay $9.95 Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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