“At its World Wide Developers Conference, Apple gave iOS developers a new version of its operating system (one sporting a complete design overhaul to boot), an updated version of its Xcode developer environment and scads of new OS features — i.e., application programming interfaces, or APIs — apps can hook into,” Rowinski writes. “Google’s I/O conference, meanwhile, provided developers with lots of new APIs for Android, an entirely new development environment in Android Studio and many new ways to make money from their apps in Google Play.”
Rowinski writes, “Where Google took a scalpel to the Android ecosystem, Apple painted its canvas in much broader strokes. It was all pretty close to Apple’s usual WWDC script: a new version of iOS with an abundance of new APIs, a new version of the Xcode development environment and a few little twists to keep it interesting. This year, Apple also gave us a brand new design in iOS 7, which was not completely unexpected.”
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