iPhone 3.0 - Best features now that we know what's in it.

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by detz, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. detz macrumors 65816

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    So now that we all know what it has what's going to change your programming strategy.

    I love the hardware support even though that's too advanced for me. I love the push and integrated google maps too.
     
  2. firewood macrumors 604

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    Bluetooth communications support. Now the iPhones can talk directly to each other, and eventually a whole bunch of other devices too small for wifi.

    And better calendar support. That's one of the reasons that a whole bunch of people still use PalmPilots.

    imho
     
  3. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    I haven't had a chance to download it yet but some of the things listed in the graphic sound great, like in-app email and cell styles. Just little things that will make it easier to deliver a polished app.
     
  4. ethana macrumors 6502a

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    I am most excited about music access now. I have a couple of new app ideas around this API area just since the announcment.
     
  5. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    Pumped for music access as well ... !
     
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Personally I think in app purchasing is the most exciting feature. It offers a whole wealth of interesting possibilities.
     
  7. wakka092 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it is exciting all right, but I hope that we as developers know that with great power comes great responsibility. I'm sure there will be a few developers who nickel-and-dime users like crazy.
     
  8. I'm a Mac macrumors 6502

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    From a developer standpoint, bluetooth sharing and in app purchasing as well as the new APIs are great (though I'm still starting out programming, so it'll be a while until I get there... but I have made some simple apps so all hope is not lost)

    But from a user standpoint, landscape typing and copy and paste should be awesome (I've yet to install it though). Unfortunately, I have a 1G iPhone so no MMS for me :(
     
  9. HiRez macrumors 603

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    I'm personally most excited about Core Data being available. I don't know all the details about some of the other things but it sounds like they made some table view enhancements which is very useful since most non-game apps are going to use table views (and even some games). Push notifications and cut/copy/paste supported deeply in the APIs are a great thing. I didn't hear anything about Cocoa Bindings being supported, that was something I was hoping for. All in all a very strong update or developers and users alike though. An already amazing platform just got a whole lot better.
     
  10. detz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Maps are great, very easy to setup and I have a whole bunch of points already. Zoom and scroll works just like the Google app. I'm syked to try push now.
     
  11. ethana macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn't into Apple development until the iPhone. Can you give a quick summary on what CoreData provides?
     
  12. kwjohns macrumors 6502a

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    Buying a rocket launcher for $0.99 in a FPS was the most ridiculous use of this I could ever imagine.
     
  13. rscott macrumors member

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    You're sure it wasn't the buying clothes for your virtual pet dog?
     
  14. kwjohns macrumors 6502a

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    But, Fluffy is going to need a coat come winter! :rolleyes:

    Yes, that company made my dispise them, pretty much.
     
  15. wakka092 macrumors 6502

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    Both of my apps parse data into table views, so anything to make table views work better is great.

    I'm also curious to see what I can do with the dock connector. There are already a few serial -> dock connector cables around that I'd like to mess with. But then you are into the whole 'Made for iPhone' licensing mess.
     
  16. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    "Oh, you wanted to SAVE your game??? $1.99 please!" :rolleyes:;) (EA I'm talking to YOU!!!!!!!)

    It does sound cool, but my favorites from the keynote/preview are Copy/Paste, Landscape, and MMS just because I thought they'd never include them and cast them out as 'obsolete.' :)
     
  17. caveman_uk Guest

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    It will streamline the Lite->Full version transition. It would seem that Apple is loosening it's ban on not mentioning non-functioning features in Apps. Am I reading this right?
     
  18. rubyruby macrumors member

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    What do they mean by "in-app mail"?

    Is it only the ability to send mails with attachments, or will we be able to retrieve emails, e.g. with photos as attachments and such stuff?

    Regards,

    rubyruby
     
  19. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think we can draw that conclusion yet; I'm hoping app makers will have to be very explicit about what is and isn't paid-for content.
     
  20. buckyballs macrumors regular

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    Haven't checked this out yet, but I'm guessing it allows you to send an email without quitting your app, probably in the same way that Apple's apps do (sliding up a compose message view on top)
     
  21. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Free apps can't use in app purchasing anyway. You'll have to charge a token amount for the original app if you want to make use of it.
     
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  23. caveman_uk Guest

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    Where does it say that? I must have missed that.
     
  24. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    It was in the presentation. Free apps will always be free, or something to that effect.
     
  25. buckyballs macrumors regular

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    It's to do with legal issues probably, since free apps and paid apps have different iTunes contracts
     

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