“Apple, Inc’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is fast approaching, and while Apple CEO Tim Cook has allued to having no new hardware arriving until this fall, software will be the big focus for Apple’s annual developers event,” Mark Reschke writes for T-GAAP.
“A new version of Apple’s mobile iOS and desktop OS X software is going to be shown, but perhaps more important than these fundamental pieces of Apple’s ecosystem is iCloud,” Reschke writes. “The future of computing, how we access and manipulate data is rapidly moving to server-side solutions, or “cloud” architecture, and Apple has been falling behind its competition at a rapid rate.”
Reschke writes, ” The most woeful experience iCloud has delivered is to Apple developers. Apple’s iCloud “just works” system for developers is called Core Data Syncing, allowing developers to deliver push solutions within their own applications to multiple devices, is flat out broken. The bugs and/or broken API’s developers have have to work with (or work around), have driven many to the brink, and the lack of support Apple support to fix problems has pushed many to simply give up. Since it’s launch in 2011, Apple has done little to fix Core Data’s issues. If ever there was a time to address iCloud’s inept abilities for developers, WWDC would be the venue.”
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