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| Category: Mobile Applications    

Truth behind upgrading business-oriented app’s from iOS6 to iOS7.

The recent buzz in the mobile industry is the release of new mobile operating systems by two Giant OEM’s namely Apple Inc and Samsung.

The iOS 7 from Apple Inc and the Kit Kat from Android have created new hype and hoopla in the industry among the gadget freaks and app drillers! Kit Kat: This is one of the care-free, open-source foundation funded mobile OS and things ranging from “Any” to “Every” can be customized here.


On the other hand, iOS 7 is not the same! Things must be little tweaked up to make sure things work fine.

Whenever the Apple releases a latest device, predecessors phone lose the further support and also the existing users will be pushed up to use latest technology experiments the Apple is into.

One such scenario is the release of iOS7.

When iOS 7 was released, most of the reviews spoke about their Flat UI. But hold on, one second do think!

How is changing an UI going to affect your existing business application?

Well, there is the question why have landed in this page.

Personally putting things up, there are few things why a business application owner must consider upgrading the existing application to the standards of iOS7.

Browse through the remaining pages to know the top 5 reasons on why a business mobile app must be upgraded to standards of iOS7.

# 6. Better Multitasking

The double tap on the home button and hitting the little red cross to close an app for good has become pretty tedious over the years. Quitting has been made a lot easier thanks to the new multitasking view in iOS 7, which only requires a swipe on the app you wish to quit. You will also notice improvements in multitasking when you return to a frequently used app, such as Facebook, without it having to completely refresh and reload your entire Newsfeed.

# 5. Better reach and performance

iOS7 is available right away in the following devices hence making the reach of devices wider than the usual. Skim through the following list for supported devices across all iOS devices,

iPhone: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S

iPad: iPad 2, Third-generation iPad with Retina, Fourth-generation iPad with Retina, iPad mini

iPod touch: Fifth-generation iPod touch

Since the UI and the hardware both benefits the application cache memory, the room to operate for an application is more than the usual hence bettering the “rendering” of applications.

# 4. A Cleaner and Fresher Look

The tech world has turned towards to square one called “Flat UI” that is using plain colours rather than using glossiness, too much gradient and lots of shadows!

The existing design pattern had a three dimensional bubble look whereas the current one has thrown them out! Apple has stripped one dimension from their three dimensions to give a new look and feel!

Well, we too have to strip down one dimension now!

# 3. De-cluttering

The next most significant aspect of iOS7 is the usage of typographies. When a side-by-side comparison is made like the below image, the difference is better savvied.

As a matter of fact both iOS6 and iOS7 uses “Helvetica” font but the difference is lighter than the name and it’s about the style of the same font.

iOS6 uses Bold and Regular whereas the iOS7 uses Light and Regular.

# 2. Automatic App Updates

Gone are the days of having to open the App Center to update your apps. iOS 7 takes care of that behind the scenes without ever having to bother you with annoying notifications.

# 1. New Notifications

Have you ever taken advantage of the Notifications bar in iOS 6? We didn't think so. With iOS 7, you might rethink that decision. Lock-screen notifications are much more in line with the new design and don't only look cleaner, but are more responsive, timelier and generally more purpose oriented.

iOS 7 throws out unnecessary elements and replaces them with easily visible views for date, time and upcoming calendar events.


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