APPS: Apple’s New iOS7

Use:  Leverage Apple’s OS upgrades to provide improved design and functionality to mobile apps

Apple this week announced upgrades (and somewhat of an overhaul) in the new iOS7 which will be available this fall.   Initial reviews, based on a keynote presentation at Apple’s developer conference, have been mostly positive.

New or improved features include:  a Control Center for frequently-used functions: Notification Center that aggregates alerts to new e-mail, missed calls, calendar items, etc.; improved multitasking; upgraded camera features; new ways to group photos and videos; instant sharing with people nearby through wifi or blue-tooth; iTunes radio; Safari and Siri improvements; App store upgrades including the ability to find apps relevant to your current location (let’s hope media apps are included in that…); and more.

Here is a round-up of improvements/enhancements:

Apple: iOS7 Coming this Fall

Nieman Journalism Lab: A proof of concept for a news site sending a push notification to a desktop computer  ➚

ReadWrite: Apple’s New iOS 7: What You Need To Know Now

VentureBeat: iOS 7: Here is Apple’s mobile operating system of the future (photo gallery)

TechCrunch: Apple Introduces iOS7