WWDC 2011 thoughts
Tuesday, 7 June 2011 - Paris
My list of preferences as a user/developer are described bellow. Further opinion about each of the listed features will be added soon in a separate post.
The 1500+ APIs iOS introduces mean there will be a lot to get up to speed to. From the quick reading through the documentation there are not only good additions but also long waited enhancements to existing APIs.
- Multitouch gestures
- Document versioning
- Mail – not sure about this one. Will it replace Sparrow as my mail client? Not sure.
- Full-Screen Apps
- Notification Center – Android anyone?
- Mac/PC free activation
- Wireless Sync
- Twitter integration
I’m still making my mind about iCloud.
I have yet to test the Xcode Developer Preview but there seems, again, from the documentation, to be considerable changes in the app development process. Most of them meant to facilitate the tasks at hand. I’d be happy of the only improvement was code completion and coloring. But hey, that’s me.
The fact that most of the features are under NDA doesn’t allow for further details on Xcode.