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The big news of the day at WWDC in San Francisco was the unveiling of iOS 7.

Judging from the reaction, there’s no reason to believe that iOS 7 won’t fulfill Tim Cook’s promise of being “the most significant update to the mobile operating system since its introduction on the iPhone in 2007”.

New features in this release include:

  • Improved controls and notifications
  • Multi-tasking interface and responsiveness to motion for apps
  • AirDrop content sharing
  • In-car integration
  • Personal security enhancements
 

We have already downloaded the beta and have successfully recompiled and run a few simple apps on top of it. No doubt you’ll be doing the same and looking for new and innovative ways to take advantage of these new capabilities.

Rest assured that we are committed to delivering support in the Appcelerator Platform and Titanium on the day it is released.

In the meantime, please share with us and the rest of the community your feature requests and requirements for iOS7-specific support, as well as any issues, via the Titanium Community JIRA. https://jira.appcelerator.org/browse/TC

Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the general availability of iOS 7 in the fall.

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11 Comments

  1. Nuno Costa

    Thank you for this update.
    I can already smell a little of TI 4.0 in the fall :)

  2. BadCook

    I’m really sorry to say this, but… ugly ugly iOS 7, dissapointing. Thank you for your work to update the Titanium Platform before the release date.

  3. Ilya

    sorry to bother, but you mentioned TC Jira so i thought i could ask:
    is there any chance someone will look at https://jira.appcelerator.org/browse/TC-2353 ?

    • Ingo Muschenetz

      @Ilya. We seem to be unable to reproduce that issue. If you can suggest what we might be doing wrong, it would help.

  4. Well, the interface is definitely not Apple style but the features are really good. I can’t wait to try developing on iOS7 with Titanium. Thanks for the hard work from Appcelerator!

  5. I have already been testing iOS7 on my iPhone 5 for the last week. Being honest I fell a little tepid about the whole encounter. After years of design innovation exactly why have Apple decided to produce their OS look like a poor relation of Microsoft’s Windows 8. On the other side it seems to have borrowed heavily from Android. Now you can swipe up to turn on/off WIFI, bluetooth, very similar to Android.To sum up I love: Newsstand, the inbuilt flashlight, screen transition, new compass interface and mail interface.

    I don’t like: no bulk delete function in the mail program, it’s still message by message deletion. The pseudo windows interface and menu movement. The settings menu is a little a waste land of white space. Just like an aging married couple I am finding more faults with it as time passes but I grow to love it the more time I devote to it.

  6. vince

    -TextKit is great
    – SpriteKit is great
    – Motion effect & dynamic is great
    – custom tile layer in Mapkit is great

    I’d like to see all this stuff in Titanium

  7. Ingo Muschenetz

    For those interested, here is a list of all the current Titanium SDK tickets regarding iOS 7. If there is a feature you are particularly excited about, please add yourself as a watcher:

    https://jira.appcelerator.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=labels+%3D+ios7

  8. Bats

    Could I get a reason why my appcelerator apps do not run with iOS7. The apps were built with Appcelerator 3.1.0 and I could see the buttons not being responsive on iOS7, wheras the application runs fine on iOS6.
    If my old native iphone apps could run successfully, why could the appcelerator apps not?
    Does Titanium framework not support backward compatibility.

  9. Ingo Muschenetz

    @Bats. I’m not sure I understand. Titanium does support backwards compatibility. iOS 7 has introduced quite a few UI changes, so it’s expected that apps might need to change to support the newer functionality, and we will be doing that as part of our SDK updates.

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