Apple is emailing its vast developer community informing that their reviewers are now prepared to receive an influx of iOS 5 and iCloud applications for testing and approval in the company’s App Stores.
iOS 5, the next major version of Apple mobile operating system, brings with it a ton of new features and enhancements, including iCloud integration. It’s set to launch on October 12 - next week.
As far as developers
are concerned, it brings over 1,500 new APIs (application programming interface) and it goes with an updated SDK (software development kit) that facilitates premium application coding.
Apple is now addressing iOS devs with an encouragement to develop, or put the finishing touches on their iOS 5 apps:
“The next generation of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system will soon be int the hands of hundreds of millions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch customers,” says the company. “This major new release features more than 200 new features and an updated SDK with over 1,500 new APIs and developer tools.”
“Get your apps ready for the next generation of iOS,” the encouragement reads. “Install the GM seed of iOS 5 and build your apps with Xcode 4.2 GM seed. Test your existing apps for compatibility, review the iOS Data Storage Guidelines, and submit your new apps that take advantage of the exciting technologies in iOS 5 today.”
Mac developers can now grab the latest Lion GM
and do the same. Their focus is iCloud:
“As a Mac Developer Program member, you can now download the GM seeds of OS X Lion 10.7.2 and Xcode 4.2 and submit your iCloud enabled apps to the Mac App Store. With iCloud Storage APIs, your apps can store documents and key value data in iCloud.”
iCloud has been designed to wirelessly and automatically push documents to a user's device and update those documents when changed on any of them.