Many critics might have already panned Apple’s iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks as mere cosmetic changes, new details coming from the developer channels reveal that there is much more to the new operating systems than new icons and UI. Both iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks will now allow deeper integration with Bluetooth enabled smart devices like smartwatches, Appleinsider reports. This will not just be useful for the third party Bluetooth device manufacturers but also for the app developers to experiment with new features. The new API will include support options like access to notification center among other features.
Developers will now be able to add new features that will allow functions like updation of the app-based notification from Apple devices to Bluetooth devices. So instead of hacking away smartwatches, device makers and developers will be able to add some interesting features that need access to the notification center
Bluetooth SIG CMO Suke Jawanda is reportedly very optimistic about this move, and believes that this will help consumers as well as the Bluetooth smart device producers in a big way. She has been quoted saying that “The ultimate winner here is the consumer, whose Bluetooth Smart products for Apple will ‘just work.’ By investing in deep Bluetooth integration, Apple made it much easier for its developers to create great Bluetooth smart products to connect with Apple devices.”