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Several App Developers from India Find New Apple Tech a Boon

Reality Composer lets developers build animations and interactions on iOS and Mac to enrich the 3D content

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

By Nishant Arora

It all started with a dream to create something for the world and with innovative Apple technologies like Swift and ARkit (AR) at their disposal, several app developers from India have created a niche space for themselves.

Take the case of Rama Krishna, Founder and CEO of Hyderabad-based Fluid Touch that has developed productivity apps like Daily Notes, Tasks and Noteshelf two for iPhones, iPads and even Apple Watch.

“Right now, we have four million users globally. Japan is a very big market for us and India is slowly picking up. We are looking forward to the new Apple development framework SwiftUI that would help us make powerful user interfaces,” Krishna told IANS on the sidelines of Apple’s annual developers’ conference ‘WWDC 2019’.

To help app developers create top-of-the-line apps, Apple has unveiled SwiftUI which is a revolutionary development framework that makes building powerful user interfaces easier than ever before.

ARKit 3, RealityKit and the Reality Composer are other advanced tools designed by Apple to make it even easier for developers to create compelling AR experiences for consumer and business apps.

“The new development technologies make app development faster, easier and more fun for developers, and represent the future of app creation across all Apple platforms,” Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said.

SwiftUI provides an extremely powerful and intuitive new user interface framework for building sophisticated app UIs.

Using simple, easy-to-understand declarative code, developers can create stunning, full-featured user interfaces complete with smooth animations.

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

Software Systems Co-founder Hemant Kumar who has created Enpass Password Manager app is extremely positive with the announcement of SwiftUI.

“We have around 2.5 million downloads across the App Store and Google Play Store. The idea behind Enpass Password Manager is to increase the security awareness among people and motivate them to start using a digital locker,” Kumar told IANS

“We create super strong passwords and all your data gets protected with a single password. The app is tightly integrated with every platform, whether it’s iOS, Mac, Windows, Linux or Android,” he added.

SwiftUI saves developers time by providing a huge amount of automatic functionality including interface layout, Dark Mode, Accessibility, right-to-left language support and internationalization.

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The newly launched ARKit 3 puts people at the centre of AR.

With Motion Capture, developers can integrate people’s movement into their app, and with People Occlusion, AR content will show up naturally in front of or behind people to enable more immersive AR experiences and fun green screen-like applications.

With Reality Composer, anyone can quickly prototype and produce content for AR experiences that are ready to integrate into apps using Xcode or export to AR Quick Look.

Reality Composer lets developers build animations and interactions on iOS and Mac to enrich the 3D content. (IANS)

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LinkedIn ‘Open For Business’ Feature In India

LinkedIn introduces its 'Open For Business' feature in India

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LinkedIn introduces a feature that supports small and medium businesses (SMBs) and freelancers across the world. Pixabay

Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn on Monday launched “Open for Business” in India — a feature that allows freelancers and small business owners to add their services to their LinkedIn profiles.

Initially rolled out in the US in July, the feature is now live in India and rest of the world and is a way for freelancers and small businesses to indicate they are “open for business”.

Acording to the company, this feature underlines its commitment to supporting small and medium businesses (SMBs) and freelancers across the world.

“With 660 million members and 30 million companies on the platform across the world, LinkedIn is uniquely positioned to help freelancers and small businesses be more productive and successful, whether they are based in Dubai or Dundee (Scotland),” Allen Blue, Co-founder and VP of Product Management, LinkedIn, said in a statement.

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LinkedIn is uniquely positioned to help freelancers and small businesses be more productive and successful. Pixabay

Based on the company’s research, small businesses are found to rely heavily on word of mouth, in order to bring in new customers.

“Open for Business” aims to digitise this word of mouth concept by making it easy for members to find, message, and provide references to each other.

With over 60 million users, India is LinkedIn’s fastest-growing and largest market outside the US.

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The company last month rolled out a ‘Made in India’ feature called ‘Events’ that allows members to create and attend events directly on both the app as well the web globally.

The USP of the product is the ability to enable safe online conversations and offline events. (IANS)