iOS 6 for Developers – Get Started with iOS 6 SDK
It’s time to take your apps in a whole new direction with iOS 6. Download the SDK today and start exploring Maps, Facebook integration, Passbook, Reminders, new features with In-App Purchase and Game Center, new camera APIs, and so much more.
Take advantage of the built-in camera’s advanced features. New APIs let you control focus, exposure, and region of interest. You can also access and display faces with face detection APIs, and leverage hardware-enabled video stabilization.
Passbook gives users a whole new way to organize boarding passes, tickets, gift cards, and loyalty cards. You can bring up passes in your app with Pass Kit APIs or send them via email or post them on the web. You can set items to appear at certain times or locations and update items with push notifications.
In-App Content Purchasing
Enable users to purchase and download apps, music, books, and other iTunes content without ever leaving your app.
In-App Hosted Content
Host In-App Purchase content on Apple’s servers, so you can easily add, manage, and deliver In-App Purchase content for your app.
WebKit and Safari
Safari continues to support the latest web standards and technologies. New features in Safari on iOS 6 let you create audio for interactive web applications using Web Audio API, use advanced color and pixel effects with CSS filters, and upload videos and images from the Photo Library.
Your app can now access and share to-do lists in the Reminders app. With the Event Kit framework, your app can create and modify reminders, assign properties like due dates and priorities, and even set location and time-based alarms.
Take fun to a whole new level with the latest features in Game Center. Make any game a multiplayer game by turning high scores and achievements into challenges with friends. With Game Groups, you can enable multiplayer games and share leaderboards and achievements across iOS and Mac versions of your app. And now it’s even easier to integrate Game Center features into a single view in your app.
Bring the power of the amazing new Maps engine into your app. With Map Kit, you can automatically take advantage of the beautiful Apple-designed cartography and vector-based interactivity. Users can also discover your routing apps right within Maps. So when users are looking for specific ways to get around, whether by subway, ferry, bike, or walking, Maps will show your app as an option.
Give users even more ways to connect and share by adding Facebook support to your app. With single sign-on capability, Facebook sheets, and the new Social framework, users can post status updates to their account seamlessly, and easily share photos with friends, right from your app.