Cyber Monday was historically the largest online shopping day of the year with a spending increase of 20.6% over 2012 according to the researches. People sealed their deals 55.4% on their smart-phones which is far better and more than they did on last cyber Monday. Now the biggest question that arises among the users is that who was dropping more cash, iPhone users or Android?
Apple absolutely crashed android almost 6 to 1 thus beating android users in cyber Monday’s spending. Android users spend $106.70 an order while on the contrary iOS users spend $120. Still the iOS traffic reached 22.4% which is comparatively high than 9.1% of all online traffic for android. Online sales of nearly 15 percent came from Apple iOS, while Android estimate is only 2.6 percent.
This phenomenal sales of Apples devices has also stated with the fact that apple would surely make move towards 18 billion users in the coming era.
Physicians have always found it vital to have an global comparability in the classification of diseases as well as collection, processing, and presentation of mortality statistics. The ICD9 application basically contains the ninth revision of the set of codes with latest 2012 data for all the physicians. These codes are published by World Health Organization and their basic functionality is to improve the usefulness by consolidating conditions of the patient, and hence underlying the cause of the death.
The overall ICD9 app gives an in-depth analysis of the latest codes in a very intuitive and systematic manner. It incorporates various feature set like Index, Search, bookmarks and favorites that makes it easy for physicians and doctors to have an easy access to the the relevant information.
The main home screen gives systematic list of all the codes organized in various categories. This is highly useful as it organizes all the codes as per the diseases. The biggest benefit of this indexing is that a physicians does not has to go through a long list of codes and can easy access the required information just by going through the respective disease. This index is further classified into sub categories making it highly easy to find relevant information..
There is also a search functionality provided which makes it easy to find information via code or keyword, it proper details are already known. Users can also bookmark a particular code for future reference, making it easy to access certain information over and over again. The overall interface of the application ushers in simplicity, with major emphasis being laid on intuitive UI and optimal content sharing. The in app navigation is seamless, with simple and readable language.
There are add-on options also provided within the application to contact the developer as well as put vital feedback so as to increase the quality of application further. This application is available as a very economical price and is compatible with iOS 4.3 onwards.
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There has been a war waging between the two powerhouses of smartphones industry as Apple and Google take on each other trying to boast of their features over one another. Going down the same road, apple has come out with one issue that has plagued android for a long period of time. Mobile fragmentation is one aspect of Android that has been talked about for a long period of time. Although android has been able to garner much of the market under its mobile platform, its dependence upon OEMs to update their smartphones with latest update has made its overall ecosystem highly fragmented.
On the contrary, Apple has been able to keep its mobile fragmentation to the minimum, ensuring that its devices are running on the latest operating system and that developers don’t have to worry about supporting older and redundant version of its operating system.
In the recent report published by the Cupertino company it showed that more than 90 percent of the iOS devices are running on the latest iOS 6 while just five percent were running the older version of iOS 5. The biggest reason behind this difference can be pointed towards the fewer devices that Apple has to maintain. On the hind side Android has a plethora of devices that have to be individually maintained by the manufacturers.
There are just one third of the android devices running the latest Jellybean, while the previous version of Ice Cream sandwich still is running on 25 percent of the devices. It is important to note that the age of gingerbread still can be found on more than 35% of the devices. These are worrying figures for developers as they have to invoke backward support of their applications reducing the overall performance.
Apple has always been forthcoming in its approach towards its uniformity of updates and to ensure that most of its users are on the latest operating system so as to encompass on all the features. Android’s fragmentation has been a major issue which is why iOS still is the preferential platform for developers to launch their applications. Android has taken some vital step in that regard ensuring that manufacturers update their devices on a timely basis, but the scope of the fragmentation has reach far beyond correction. Apple has always contrasted the experience while developing of iOS to that for android, due to a limited number of devices to support running on most recent version.
Who said that it was time for Apple to say goodbye to the smartphone supremacy and give the throne away. With the launch of BB 10, iOS had become the oldest operating system that had not undergone any major revamping. Many believed that Apple had not changed iOS ever since its launch, making its look outdated.
With the head of industrial design teams at Apple, Sir John Ivy coming on board to leading human interface software team, there were some radical changes expected. But iOS 7 has exceeded the expectations of many, giving all the critics some to think about. The preview of iOS 7 was shown at WWDC (worldwide developers conference) 2013, and it was ushering in a whole new look. The cosmetic changes done by Jonathan Ivy was evident as iOS has shed off all its glitter and put on a flat look. This major redesign of iOS was on cards for a long time and Apple has done all it can to ensure that it can rejuvenate its mobile platform.
While presenting the keynote, Apple CEO, Tim Cook called it “a stunning new user interface.” Their headline for the new interface was also on the same lines stating that they have made something good even better. There is no denying the fact that user design is the most vital aspect in the current smartphone market. There have been many reports that have stated the fact that the main reason behind this redesigned interface was that Jonathan Ivy believed that iOS wont hold the test of time and become redundant like in the case of Blackberry.
Although the preview of iOS 7 is available to all registered developers of Apple as a beta, the real deal would only be available to user in the coming fall. There would be a range of new features available in iOS 7 with the likes of:
- New redesigned interface
- New Lockscreen
- New Icons
- Flatter theme with emphasis on white and translucent
- Weather app with live and dynamic displays
- Multiple page support in Folders
- More detailed and social notification center
- Audio calls on WiFi using Facetime
- Notification syncing across devices
- Phone and Message blocking
- Whole new Camera interface
iTunes has become a behemoth of rich content in the form of music, apps, ebooks and podcasts. With over 800,000 applications alone in the app store, iTunes has broken away from the competition to create it own ecosystem. The UX of iTunes on desktop has been immensely increased and brought at par with iOS devices.
But there is no denying the fact that, from an end user perspective, iTunes has somehow become bloated. It common for any avid user of iOS, to have huge database of applications which have been bought or installed as free downloads. Overtime it creates a bloated app list at the dispense of user. In order to counter that Apple could surely use iCloud at their disposal, by stripping apart the unwieldy mess and bring the overall experience closer.
The iTunes Store has quite an extensive array of content. A simple search of superman would bring in a plethora of options in the form of movies, TV episodes, iPad apps, iPhone apps, Podcast, U content, and even music. Apple ought to understand the fact that not all iTunes users have iDevices in the forms of iPads, iPhones. There are many users that only use it on desktops. For them the overall experience of iTunes is quite messy as the searches done by them leads to an overload of information.
This brings in the question Cloud and how it can be used to ensure that only relevant information is made available to the users as per their requirement. Google in that sphere has done a viable part in referencing the searches in accordance to the need of the user. As most of its services are already cloud based, it allows user to differentiate between android store and chrome store.
Google does not manage anything on the desktop. most of their content is available on the cloud making it easier for them to have a holistic approach. In the age of cloud, apple should move away from current approach and try to bring more of its services in the cloud so that Apple users on desktop can have the same experience like its smartphone users. Apple can strip down iTunes in various sections so that users who require a media player can just have that, while those interested in Books can download a standalone application. Cloud can immensely enhance the experience of the user and Apple should take cognizance of this fact and move in that direction.