Tuesday, June 3, 2014

WWDC 2014 Opinion

There are hundreds of websites that summarize the cool new stuff that Apple show off in the latest WWDC. But there are not many of those which review and give opinion of what they introduce, so I'm going to give my personal opinion about that.

I really respect the new strategy that was introduce to the App Store in iOS. They are going to allow developers to get testers for free, and they can use this valuable tool to do testings focused on a group of people. That's really powerful.

Another cool stuff is the native integration iOS with OS X. The idea to bring each other closer for a seamless experience when you are doing something in one device and then change to other, like when you leave or arrive home, it's going to make life easier. Until now I used emails, or apps that handle notes, or even text files using a file sync tool.
The other positive tool related to this is the feature to handle phone calls and SMS from your Mac. This is not new, you could do this since many years ago, I used to do this with my first Nokia phone. But bringing it back to life is good, also been native is really cool. I know that there are a dozen of apps that do the same in Android, but any of those is native, and that's important. If you are going to trust someone(regarding data security), trust in native apps first.

In overall, I'm getting to like iOS and iPhone, I might be tempted to buy one, but Apple has to bring a device with a bigger screen. Small ones are not of my taste. I dislike the idea of having to pay for almost every app that you want to use, but It's not that bad if you think that you'd use an app for an year, and you are paying 5 dollars for that.