This same week, Apple’s 2018 WWDC took place, the congress in which the company of the apple is presenting us all the news at the software level which is planned for the remainder of the year. And yes, this includes, of course,
And, this update brings quite important changes for iOS users, as notifications more grouped in the curtain of notifications -although almost as bad-, the memojis – it seems that these fun dynamic emoticons are a revolution for users of Apple-, as well as changes in the general interface, and the introduction of the Atajos application, which is a kind of IFTTT integrated natively, and which we love.
However, and despite the fact that some people believe thatThe truth is that Android is still in the lead, and iOS must learn from the Google operating system. There are many things in which Android exceeds iOS, but today we are going to tell you which are the three most important sections on which Apple should take note.
The notifications in iOS 11 are horrible, there’s no doubt about that, and it’s something that even Apple knows, and for that reason it has tried to improve this aspect in iOS 12, although the truth is that the result, however much it weighs in Cupertino.
And, after all, the Android Oreo notification channels are wonderful — as grouped in the lowest level to the sender to then go to the application. Yes, iOS does too, but the problem is the concept and execution of it.
And, while Android is notifications as minimalist as possible, taking advantage of space, and we can even answer -or carry out other actions according to the notification- from the curtain of notifications, in iOS 12 Apple has proposed a waste of space, with fast functions that are not very intuitive and that also require too many touches to carry out any action.
What we tell you, a real waste of space and time, that is far from the concept of notifications on Android that we currently have, which is completely oriented to make easier the user’s interaction with them.
Right now, even if only once a day, the truth is that we use our smartphone for social purposes, either to take a picture and upload it to the networks, to send an audio to our friends, or to share a link to a news item with another person.
Well, on iOS, this seems mission impossible on some occasions for average users. And it is that, despite the fact that the defenders of the operative system fill their mouths about the simplicity and intuition that it is, the sharing function is still not remodeled, and is the worst thing that Apple has on their phones.
And, when you’re in Chrome or on YouTube and you try to share what you’re watching, the sharing menu appears – which takes up most of the screen to show you just eight icons. And in this one, you must select the application with which you want to share it -WhatsApp, Notes, Mail, etc-. You will wonder where the problem is here.
Well, while in Android we have a sharing menu that, in addition to all our applications, teaches us the users we talk to most frequently in our applications, on iOS, even new applications do not appear until you activate them. And, as is customary in the Apple interface, the waste of space is alarming.
It’s no secret that, although Google Assistant is considerably younger than Siri, Google’s assistant is much better than Apple’s, and this is normal if we take into account that Google is betting very strongly on artificial intelligence.
And, in the absence of seeing the final version of iOS 12, it seems that this will continue to be the case, since Google Assistant has a wonderful integration with third-party applications, and every year it receives many more functions, which, Being integrated with Google, they are much easier to do than on iOS.
And, Google has a suite of its own applications -we’re not talking about native Android- with which Apple does not count, and that, obviously, they get along very well with Google Assistant to enable users to have more possibilities when using this assistant in our day to day.
Of course, there are many other aspects in which iOS should learn from Android – the same happens in reverse – such as the management of battery data, and that confuses users of apple devices enough, since it shows erroneous data compared to Android.