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iOS 6 for Developers – Get Started with iOS 6 SDK

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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.

Click here to get started.

Camera

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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

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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 Purchase

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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

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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.

Reminders

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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.

Game Center

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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.

Maps

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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.

Facebook

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Give users even more ways to connect and share by adding Facebook support to your app. With singlesign-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.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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