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Transferring bank balances? Posting cool shots on instagram? Searching for your next IT job? Mobile Apps play a big part in our life because the power of our smart phones. So what’s the latest technology changes in native iOS and Android?



Since Swift was unveiled in 2014, developing the new modern language to replace the ancient ObjectiveC....the irony of developing ultra modern mobile apps with a coding language created in the early 80’s for Steve Job’s company NeXT was kind of weird! But on the whole Swift has been well received as an eloquent language & a welcome upgrade and there’s been some awesome new stuff in the past year added to the iOS quiver including:


***Machine Learning

***Augmented Reality

***Swift 4


***Apple HomeKit

***File Management

***Apple Pay


Kathmandu, Nepal photo by Sunstone

Kathmandu, Nepal photo by Sunstone



Oreo 8.0 was released in August 2017 and brings a number of major features including:


***Notification grouping

***Picture-in-picture support for video

***Performance improvements & battery usage optimisation

***Support for autofillers, Bluetooth 5, system-level integration with VoIP apps, wide colour gamuts, and Wi-Fi Aware


Android Oreo also introduces two major platform features: Android Go – a software distribution of the operating system for low-end devices – and support for implementing a hardware abstraction layer.


The world of mobile blows my mind everyday especially for someone who grew up having to physically go to the bank to withdraw money - things have changed a little and the power of mobile simply makes our lives easier.


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I'm Paul, Founder & Principal Consultant of Sunstone, an IT Recruitment & HR company specialising in recruiting IT roles within software, web, mobile, development & networks in Christchurch & South Island of New Zealand.