Apple Unveils New Technologies for App Development

Apple Unveils new Development


Technology is at the very heart of human progress and development and it accounts for much of the economic and social progress of the past few centuries. In this series, in 1984, by introducing Macintosh, Apple revolutionized the so-called passive pattern of personal technology. From then on, a continuous and expeditious transformation in technology has shaped our pattern of communication, work, and lives. In the last years, we have witnessed an exponential investment from major enterprises in mobile app development solutions with the possibilities of dominating the world.

With 27.5 billion mobile applications downloaded by 2 billion smartphones users, growth of mobile development rocketed with incredible compatibility and innovation. So In today’s competitive world, it becomes mandatory for every progressive enterprise to get integrated with development in modern technology with potential vision. Here, at McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California, is Apple prominent summer event, WWDC, Apple introduced significant and innovative new technologies for app developers to develop app dramatically easier, faster and efficiently.


The fundamental vision behind Swift™ has been faster, simple and more interactive app development by a modern UI framework. SwiftUI offers an extremely intuitive and potential new UI framework to build complex app user interfaces by using easy to understand and simple declarative code. It saves the time of the app developers by providing numerous automatic functions including accessibility, right-to-left language, Dark Mode, interface layout, internationalization, and support. Apple developers can develop rich iOS app easily and more quickly using SwiftUI because of its similar API built into iPadOS ™, iOS, macOS®, tvOS™, and watchOS®.

Xcode 11

Xcode® 11, encompasses a new graphical user interface design tool so that UI designers can assemble a UI with SwiftUI quickly with no need of writing any code. Visual design tool instantaneously shows any change done to UI, by modification in the code. Now iOS app developers are able to see real-time previews of how the user interface would look and behave at the time of assembling, testing and refining their code. The necessary collaboration between UI designers and software developers and UI development become more productive due to a seamless move between writing code and graphical design. It accentuates the objectivity of new announcements at WWDC for iPhone app development company by allowing them to see by previews, which directly run on connected Apple devices, that how the app works with onboard sensors and the camera, and the response to Multi-Touch™. It supports on-device debugging for tvOS 9 and later, watchOS 2 and later and iOS 8 and later.

iPad Apps to Mac

An introduction of new API’s and tools make it easy to bring iPas applications to Mac. It invariably offers an iOS app developer to use Xcode, which enables developers to open an active or existing iPad project. The developers can add windowing features and fundamental Mac by a simple check to a box. Additionally, It saves developers valuable time by sharing a similar project and their source code which translates any changes in code to both the macOS and iPadOS versions. Users are offered each platform’s unique capabilities like speed and precision while using Mac’s mouse, keyboard, features like Touch Bar™ and trackpad.

Augmented Reality

At WWDC, Apple unveiled the next generation ARKit, which came up with some new features like motion capture, people occlusion, simultaneous front and back camera use, multiple face tracking and more. Motion capture enables developers to use captured peoples’ movements in real time as an input for AR experiences. In other words, ARKit provides a new framework to allow developers to create AR applications on iOS more easily. However, the augmented reality app quality depends on the details of the device’s physical environment. On the other hand, through People occlusion, it becomes so opportunistic for every iPhone app development company with a simplified process to mix virtual object and people and an immersive AR experience with green screen style effects for users. Furthermore, now iOS users can experience simultaneous use the front and back camera and with collaborative sessions makes it faster to build a collaborative world map with shared AR experience among multiple people.

Core ML and Create ML

Applications can easily deliver an incredible and astonishing experience that intensely understand speech, natural vision and natural language using CoreML3 which supports advanced real-time machine learning models. Evidentially, with this outspoken technique custom iPhone app development becomes possible without compromising the privacy of users. Now developers are not reluctant to offer personalized features and update machine learning model. Apple Create ML is a suite of machine learning products that use tools such as the Swift programming language and the macOS playground to create and train custom machine learning models on Mac computers. Create ML, developers need not write code for building machine learning models by Xcode and Swift.

Apple Watch

With the rhetorical introduction of Apple watch OS 6 and iOS app store on it, offered an opportunity for the developers to build apps that independently works on apple each without an iPhone. It ensured an opportunity for highly consolidated performance through undoubted decision to hire iPhone developer who enjoys the benefit of the Apple neural engine on series 4 apple watches using Core ML. Now users are able to stream their best-loved third-party media applications even with Apple watch due to new dedicated streaming audio API. While the applications are still in the foreground, additional time is given by an extended runtime API to accomplish tasks on their apple watch.

Fast, Easy and Private Sign in Using Apple ID

One additional and a foremost announcement during WWDC 2019 was about easy sign in to websites and app using their Apple ID. Now Instead of verifying an email address or choosing a password, filling out the information form, iOS users can use their Apple ID for setting up an account and use of an app with less user’s time engagement. Due to the unidentified security threats, a major challenge, mobile app development solutions embraced potential safeguards. So with no exception, all iOS users’ protection is assured through the two-factor authentication and anti-fraud which regenerates a great way to improve app’s .security. The users would receive necessary messages even without disclosing their email address through newly introduced privacy-focused email service.

Pro app developers react to the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

Leading app developers for a variety of workflows, from video and photo editing to music production and advanced 3D content creation, have announced their support for the all-new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

“We’re incredibly excited about the new Mac Pro, which represents a strong commitment from Apple towards creatives working in 3D. We’ve already started porting the Substance line of tools, as well as Dimension, to Apple’s new graphic API Metal to fully take advantage of the immense power the new Mac Pro hardware offers and empower 3D creatives in unprecedented ways.” — Sebastien Deguy, vice president of 3D and Immersive, Adobe

“Apple continues to innovate for video professionals. With the power offered by the new Mac Pro, editors will be able to work with 8K without the need for any proxy workflows in a future release of Premiere Pro.” — Steven Warner, vice president of Digital Video and Audio, Adobe

“We can’t wait to leverage Apple’s new Pro Display XDR and to support its capabilities to the fullest in an upcoming release of Photoshop. For the first time, customers will be able to see and edit their Photoshop files in high dynamic range and their photos will come to life, revealing details not visible before.” — Maria Yap, vice president of Digital Imaging, Adobe

“OTOY is incredibly excited about the all-new Mac Pro and how it will empower our users. Octane X — the 10th anniversary edition of Octane — has been rewritten from the ground up in Metal for Mac Pro, and is the culmination of a long and deep collaboration with Apple’s world-class engineering team. Mac Pro is like nothing we’ve seen before in a desktop system. Octane X will be leveraging this unprecedented performance to take interactive and production GPU rendering for film, TV, motion graphics and AR/VR to a whole new level. Octane X is truly a labor of love, and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of our Mac customers later this year.” —  Jules Urbach, CEO and founder, OTOY

Blackmagic Design
“DaVinci Resolve is the world’s most advanced color correction and online editing software for high-end film and television work. It was the first professional software to adopt Metal and now, with the new Mac Pro and Afterburner, we’re seeing full-quality 8K performance in real time with color correction and effects, something we could never dream of doing before. DaVinci Resolve running on the new Mac Pro is easily the fastest way to edit, grade and finish movies and TV shows.” — Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design

“Tapping into the amazing performance of the new Mac Pro, we’re excited to develop Redshift for Metal, and we’re working with Apple to bring an optimized version to the Mac Pro for the first time by the end of the year. We’re also actively developing Metal support for Cinema 4D, which will provide our Mac users with accelerated workflows for the most complex content creation. The new Mac Pro graphics architecture is incredibly powerful and is the best system to run Cinema 4D.” — David McGavran, CEO, Maxon

“Avid’s Pro Tools team is blown away by the unprecedented processing power of the new Mac Pro, and thanks to its internal expansion capabilities, up to six Pro Tools HDX cards can be installed within the system – a first for Avid’s flagship audio workstation. We’re now able to deliver never-before-seen performance and capabilities for audio production in a single system and deliver a platform that professional users in music and post have been eagerly awaiting.” — Francois Quereuil, director of Product Management, Avid

“We’re so excited for Unity creators to tap into the incredible power of the all-new Mac Pro. Our powerful and accessible real-time technology, combined with Mac Pro’s massive CPU power and Metal-enabled high-end graphics performance, along with the gorgeous new Pro Display XDR, will give creators everything they need to create the next smash-hit game, augmented reality experience or award-winning animated feature.” — Ralph Hauwert, vice president of Platforms, Unity

“We are thrilled to announce full Metal support in Hydra in an upcoming release of USD toward the end of the year. Together with this new release, the new Mac Pro will dramatically accelerate the most demanding 3D graphics workflows thanks to an excellent combination of memory, bandwidth and computational performance. This new machine clearly shows Apple is delivering on the needs of professionals at high-end production facilities like Pixar.” — Guido Quaroni, vice president of Software Research and Development, Pixar

“Autodesk is fully embracing the all-new Mac Pro and we are already working on optimized updates to AutoCAD, Maya, Fusion and Flame. This level of innovation, combined with next-generation graphics APIs, such as Metal, bring extremely high graphics performance and visual fidelity to our Design, Manufacturing and Creation products and enable us to bring greater value to our customers.” — Amy Bunszel, senior vice president, Autodesk Design and Creation Products

Red Digital Cinema
“Apple’s new hardware will bring a mind-blowing level of performance to Metal-accelerated, proxy-free R3D workflows in Final Cut Pro X that editors truly have never seen before. We are very excited to bring a Metal-optimized version of R3D in September.” — Jarred Land, president, Red Digital Cinema

“With the all-new Mac Pro, Apple delivers incredible performance for media and entertainment professionals, and we can’t wait to see what our customers create with the immense power and flexibility that Mac Pro brings to artists. HDR is quickly becoming the standard for capturing and delivering high quality content, and the Pro Display XDR will enable Nuke and Nuke Studio artists to work closer to the final image on their desktop, improving their speed and giving them the freedom to focus on the quality of their work. We look forward to updating our products to take advantage of what Mac Pro offers.” — Jody Madden, chief product and customer officer, Foundry

Universal Audio
“The new Mac Pro is a breakthrough in recording and mixing performance. Thunderbolt 3 and the numerous PCIe slots for installing UAD plug-in co-processors pair perfectly with our Apollo X series of audio interfaces. Combined with the sheer processing power of the Mac Pro, our most demanding users will be able to track and mix the largest sessions effortlessly.” – Bill Putnam Jr., CEO, Universal Audio

Cine Tracer
“Thanks to the unbelievable power of the new Mac Pro, users of Cine Tracer will be able to work in 4K and higher resolution in real time when visualizing their projects. And with twice as many lights to work with in the same scene, combined with Unreal Engine’s real-time graphics technology, artists can now load scenes that were previously too large or graphically taxing.” — Matt Workman, developer, Cine Tracer

“The new Mac Pro is insanely fast — it’s by far the fastest image editor we’ve ever experienced or seen. With the incredible Pro Display XDR, all-new photo editing workflows are now a reality. When editing RAW shots, users can choose to view extended dynamic detail in images, invisible on other displays, for a phenomenal viewing experience like we never imagined.” — Simonas Bastys, lead developer, Pixelmator

“Affinity Photo users demand the highest levels of performance, and the new, insanely powerful Mac Pro, coupled with the new discrete, multi-GPU support in Photo 1.7 allows our users to work in real time on massive, deep-color projects. Thanks to our extensive Metal adoption, every stage of the editing process is accelerated. And as Photo scales linearly with multiple GPUs, users will see up to four-time performance gains over the iMac Pro and 20 times over typical PC hardware. It’s the fastest system we’ve ever run on. Our Metal support also means incredible HDR support for the new Pro Display XDR.” — Ashley Hewson, managing director, Serif

“With the new Mac Pro’s incredible compute performance and amazing graphics architecture, Houdini users will be able to work faster and more efficiently, unleashing a whole new level of creativity.” — Cristin Barghiel, vice president of Product Development, SideFX

Epic Games
“Epic’s Unreal Engine on the new Mac Pro takes advantage of its incredible graphics performance to deliver amazing visual quality, and will enable workflows that were never possible before on a Mac. We can’t wait to see how the new Mac Pro enhances our customers’ limitless creativity in cinematic production, visualization, games and more.” — Kim Libreri, CTO, Epic Games

MINDs Lab to Feature AI-based English Education App, Smart Factory, Smart City at CES Asia 2019

SHANGHAI, June 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Korean AI company MINDs Lab, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, will be showcasing its latest AI technologies and mobile applications at CES Asia 2019 (Hall N3 -3461).

MINDs Lab will be participating in CES Asia 2019 to introduce its AI platform “maum AI”.

MINDs Lab will be participating in CES Asia 2019, held in Shanghai from June 11 to 13, to introduce its AI platform, “maum AI,” as well as an English conversation-learning application and AI-based smart factory/city solutions. MINDs Lab is a major Korean AI company that has set the record for the highest sales in the domestic market for a single AI product. Currently, the company is engaged in projects in various areas: APIs (AI engines), smart factory/city solutions, AI-based English language education, and AI-based hybrid customer service centers.

MINDs Lab will be introducing a wide range of AI solutions at CES Asia 2019, including an AI-based English language education service and smart factory/city solutions. The AI English education service will be showcased via “mAI English,” an AI-based English conversation mobile application that was launched in Korea in May. The application is based on AI technology that is capable of assessing the user’s accuracy of pronunciation and linguistic articulation and enables the user to practice English speaking skills anywhere and at any time through conversations with an AI partner. The technology can be offered as a B2B solution, which is applicable not only to mobile applications like mAI English but also voice recognition technology, AI voice production technology, or even chatbot technology.

The AI smart factory and smart city solutions, which are combinations of IoT technology and the latest AI algorithms, are also worthy of note. MINDs Lab’s smart factory framework, “maum MAAL,” collects and analyzes data in real-time through an AI deep-learning algorithm, allowing it to increase the efficiency and productivity of the entire production process by determining optimum input levels, production amounts, temperatures, speeds, and other aspects of production. Since 2017 to this date, MINDs Lab successfully implemented a large-scale smart factory project with the global steel corporation POSCO.

MINDs Lab’s smart city project, which includes solutions for recognizing car license plate numbers, text, and car models and detecting cars through video footage, is being conducted with Seoul Metropolitan Government. The company is also working on a project with Suwon City to detect and analyze abnormal behavior via CCTV footage. A project with Daegu Metropolitan Government to create Korea’s first AI-based complaint consultation chatbot (“Ddubot”) resulted in the city of Daegu achieving the fastest complaint processing time among local governments in Korea.

A MINDs Lab spokesperson said, “Our AI platform ‘maum AI’ is a general-purpose AI platform that can be used with diverse AI algorithms, engines, and data. Through CES Asia, we hope to find Chinese partners with high potential.”

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Apple unveils groundbreaking new technologies for app development

Xcode 11 Brings SwiftUI to Life

A new graphical UI design tool built into Xcode 11 makes it easy for UI designers to quickly assemble a user interface with SwiftUI — without having to write any code. Swift code is automatically generated and when this code is modified, the changes to the UI instantly appear in the visual design tool. Now developers can see automatic, real-time previews of how the UI will look and behave as they assemble, test and refine their code. The ability to fluidly move between graphical design and writing code makes UI development more fun and efficient and makes it possible for software developers and UI designers to collaborate more closely. Previews can run directly on connected Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch and Apple TV, allowing developers to see how an app responds to Multi-Touch, or works with the camera and on-board sensors — live, as the interface is being built.

Augmented Reality

ARKit 3 puts people at the center of AR. With Motion Capture, developers can integrate people’s movement into their app, and with People Occlusion, AR content will show up naturally in front of or behind people to enable more immersive AR experiences and fun green screen-like applications. ARKit 3 also enables the front camera to track up to three faces, as well as simultaneous front and back camera support. It also enables collaborative sessions, which make it even faster to jump into a shared AR experience.

Get Bitcoin on your smartwatch with this Lightning Network app

Smartwatch users can now receive bitcoin lightning payments in seconds thanks to the new BlueWallet app.

Developed by BlueWallet, the app allows users to generate a QR code on their watch which someone else can scan with their smartphone to quickly send them payment over the Lightning Network, all with a few quick taps on their smartwatch.

In an interview with CryptoSlate, Nuno Coelho, product and user experience engineer, said the Lightning Network is encouraging developers to come up with innovative products and platforms that would aid the adoption of digital assets such as bitcoin. He said:

“We were not happy with the current status of the wallet market, in particular, the wallet we were using at the time. So we decided to team up on this effort and build the solution we wanted to have.”

While the BlueWallet app is currently in the experimental stages, feedback so far has been positive.

Twitter user JPThor said:

Nuno said BlueWallet and other applications being developed on Lightning Network such as (an app that lets you send Lightning Network payments across Twitter in seconds) would help drive the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies.

How does BlueWallet work?

A: BlueWallet is a mobile app available for iOS and Android. It works by providing users with an interface to interact with the bitcoin and Lightning Network. It supports different types of wallets for different needs and uses cases, and some features, like the possibility to have flexible fees or full-encryption to make user usage more secure and the experience with bitcoin smoother.

What are the next steps for the product?

A: We will be focused on improving our on chain reliability and experience. At the end of the day, onchain is and will be the most important layer that can’t be dismissed or ignored. Users can expect bech32 native addresses, multisig and batch transaction and the ability to connect their own full nodes to the wallet.

What was the idea that kicked Bluewallet into life?

A: We were not happy with the current status of the wallet market, in particular, the wallet we were using at the time. So we decided to team up on this effort and build the solution we wanted to have.

What is next for the Lightning Network?

A: Lightning is just impressive from an engineering point-of-view and exciting from a “bootstrapping a network” point-of-view. The growth we have seen in one year, it’s something you don’t see many times on your lifetime. In terms of development, every single feature, optimization, and improvement are just gifts that we as a community will take care and make sure they get out there.

How close is crypto and the Lightning Network to becoming a mainstream payment method?

A: I think it is the kind of area where we will never be ready, but when we realize it will be everywhere and everyone will be using it. It’s just inevitable, it is a fascinating technological breakthrough that we can’t stop, avoid, or ignore.

BlueWallet is available now on Apple’s App Store and the Android Store. You can find out more about BlueWallet here.

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Google Play Store gives ‘star-stuck’ app ratings a nudge

Changes are afoot for the Google Play Store that should make the app repository a more informative place for both regular people and developers. Google debuted new behaviors for various aspects of the Play Store at its Google I/O developer conference this week.

Here’s what’s on deck and what it means for you.

A star is reborn

App ratings are a vital metric that Android users rely on day in and day out to inform their downloading decisions. Does the app score three stars? Four? What’s your threshold, particularly if the app costs real money?

An issue faced by users and developers alike is that the current star ratings for apps are cumulative. That means if the version 1.0 build of any given app was garbage and scored one million one-star votes, those votes will still impact the app’s overall score years later — even after the app reaches version 20.0 and is flawless. This is about to change.

Google says beginning later this year, app ratings will be weighted to reflect the most current version of the app. Developers can see the new rating via the Google Play Console starting immediately, though end users won’t see the new system until August.

Suggested replies

Any avid Android user has likely taken advantage of suggested replies in Gmail or Android Messages. “You bet!” Thanks!” “I’ll call you later.” Now, developers will be able to send generic responses directly to app reviewers. But don’t get offended.

Rather than offer developers an automated and impersonal way out of interacting with users, the idea is to push developers to respond at all. Google says developers will see three suggested replies to any given bit of user feedback. These replies will be created automatically based on the content of the review. Developers can choose to send one as-is, augment one, or write their own.

This tool is available in English to start with, and other languages will be added in subsequent versions. Google claims reviewers who receive feedback from developers are apt to improve their rating by an average of 0.7 stars.

Fine-tuned landings

Developers’ Google Play Store listings are their home, their castle. They are the central spot where developers can entice Play Store users to download their app. The message matters, and that’s why Google is giving developers more control over this vital space.

Google says app writers will soon be able to create custom listings for apps based on install date or status of the viewer. For example, developers can send surfers to alternate versions of the storefront depending on whether or not they’ve installed the app. These alternate storefronts can offer customized marketing messages tailored to score downloads or re-downloads.

Updates get pushy

Developers and users alike can already take advantage of automatic app updates. The Play Store will signal phones when new app versions are available, and then download them in the background. This is effective, but not effective enough, according to developer feedback.

The new in-app updates API makes it possible for applications to update mid-use. This API has been in testing for several months and Google says developers have created smooth processes for upgrading apps while in use. This improves the overall acceptance rate of app updates by a respectable percentage. The API has reached general availability, so expect to see this in the real world before too long.

In-App Updates for Google Play Store

Stats for nerds

Developers gain some hardcore nerdy stuff to get excited about, starting with the “bundle” of joy.

A photo of Google Play's version number

Android App Bundles are party to some enhancements. Bundles are a way of delivering apps in smaller packages. Now developers can set more parameters for controlling when and how the bundles are sent to phones over the air.

Sharing apps internally is now more seamless, according to Google. Google smoothed over the process of testing new builds to trusted reviewers without the messy overhead of version codes, signing keys, or other validations.

Last, the Google Play Console Data now offers more information at a glance, allowing developers to better ascertain the stats of their apps.

While some of these changes are developer-facing only, others will soon become part of the everyday Google Play Store experience.

iTunes social media blackout hints at app break-up at WWDC


Apple may have confirmed the breakup of iTunes into a collection of separate apps is in the works, by taking time in the days before WWDC to remove content from view on the main social media accounts associated with iTunes.

Rumors and leaks have hinted at Apple splitting apart its long-standing iTunes app into multiple separate elements, but outside of data mining finding evidence, there have been relatively few clues from Apple itself. Ahead of the WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple seems to have let slip something in its renovation.

As spotted on the Apple subreddit by u/MalteseAppleFan, posts on some of Apple’s social media pages for iTunes have started to disappear. While the post says “all” posts have gone, this is not quite true, but the changes strongly suggest some major renovations to its social media strategy are on the way.

The Facebook and Instagram pages for iTunes no longer include any posts for the service or its content at all. While basic social media images, like the profile logo and headers, exist, the Instagram profile also points users towards the AppleTV account for “more entertainment updates.”

The official iTunes Twitter account is in a mixed state, as it bears the same profile photo and header as the Facebook account, but it still has many posts. The last post made on the account was on May 22, but it has retweeted a few messages from the AppleTV account.

Apple is currently believed to be separating out its Music and Podcasts elements from iTunes on macOS, with an app for TV also touted, taking them out of the all-in-one iTunes app completely.

AppleInsider will be reporting live throughout WWDC 2019, starting with the keynote on Monday, June 3. Get every announcement as it happens by downloading the AppleInsider app for iOS, and by making sure to follow us on YouTube, Twitter @appleinsider, Facebook and Instagram.