Apple Watch Apps

Apple is expected to announce the Apple Watch in its upcoming media event on 9th March 2015.

Based on what CEO Tim Cook has said in interviews, the following are what the Apple Watch can do:

  • Health and fitness tracking. Developers have been busy writing apps using the HealthKit and WatchKit.
  • Unlock vehicles and deactivate the car alarm system.
  • Order food at food chains like Panera Bread.
  • Used by sales force for the enterprise.
  • Check in at hotels and open your hotel room. Starwood Hotels have announced it would be working with Apple.

Apple has also previously invited many app developers to Cupertino to design and test apps for the Apple Watch.

What are the kind of Apple Watch apps you are looking for?


Apple Watch

iPad App Development

We offer both iPad and iPhone app development and consulting services, for both enterprises and private individuals.

[Update: We now also provide mobile Android app development, as well as Windows Phone app development services.]

If you would like to target both the iPad and iPhone platforms at the same time, Apple offers you the “Universal App” option. This means that your app will have a single code base, but will run on both platforms.

Here in The Rocket Studio, we have the experience in building Universal Apps, iPad-only apps, as well as iPhone-only apps.

We also provide consulting services and can advise you on your app development, marketing and pricing strategies – all specific to the iOS platform and the Apple iTunes App Store. When we give advice, we speak from true experience – for example, our own freemium apps are doing pretty well in the App Store.

As we are also well versed in traditional web and client-server development, we can help integrate your iPad / iPhone / Universal apps with your existing enterprise systems at the back end.

Alternatively, if you need a new back end or a new content management system (CMS), we can build it from ground up for you. The back end system can be hosted either within your company or in our professionally managed servers in the cloud.

iPad Enterprise App Development

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

Apple launched its latest iPhone models – iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c – in September this year.

While iPhone 5c is arguably an iPhone 5 (launched last year) covered in colorful plastic, the iPhone 5s boasts several new features.

In addition to a faster 64-bit A7 processor chip, the iPhone 5s has a faster and better camera and a fingerprint reader called the Touch ID.

With the Touch ID, you can easily unlock your iPhone with just a simple tap on the sensor. No more passcode!

The iPhone 5s also comes equipped with the M7 co-processor that is designed to “measure motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass”, taking some load off the main A7 processor. This means your iPhone will do the work much faster than other phones.

Taking great photos will be a breeze on the new iPhone 5s. It has a larger 8-megapixel sensor, with a 33% increase in light sensitivity compared to the older iPhone 5. The aperture is now at f/2.2, allowing the camera to capture even more light. Image stabilisation is also added – no more blurry pictures! For the first time, you can now record videos in full 1080p HD.

Would you buy the iPhone 5s? Or the iPhone 5c that comes in 5 “stunning” colors?

Apple iPhone 5s

iOS 7 New Features

Apple touts on its website that the new iOS 7 will have the new Control Center, AirDrop, and smarter multitasking.

The UI of the home screen and all pre-installed apps, including their icons, have been thoroughly re-designed. Folders are now bigger and the Notification Center has better organized sections.

Photos and Camera apps have new features that help you capture moments and manage your pictures. There are also live photo filters that can be applied in a “non-destructive” way.

The new AirDrop for iOS lets you quickly share contacts, photos and even videos over WiFi and Bluetooth.

Apple will release iOS 7 to the public this fall.

iOS 7

iPhone 5 Singtel M1 Starhub

iPhone 5 with high speed LTE (Long Term Evolution) will go on sale in Singapore on 14th September 2012 and ships on 21st September 2012.

Singtel M1 LTE

Even though only M1 and Singtel are shown on the map during the Apple presentation, Starhub is also offering the high speed LTE wireless service.

In short, all 3 telcos here — Singtel, M1 and Starhub — will support the high speed network service required to fully exploit the new iPhone 5.


Singtel To Sell iPhone 5

It’s been almost confirmed* that Singtel will start selling the iPhone 5 together with the first groups of countries before the middle of September 2012.

As with the iPhone 4S, Singapore (and hence Singtel) has always been among the first few countries to get the latest Apple products.

The current model of the iPhone was released on Oct 28 last year without much surprise. This year’s iPhone 5 launch date will be likewise unsurprising.

*from unofficial sources

iPhone 5 Singapore

It’s been almost confirmed by various reliable sources that the iPhone 5 is already in production and will be available in 2012 Q4.

Singapore has always been among the first group of countries to get new iDevices, so it will not be a surprise if we see the iPhone 5 here in Singapore in October.

A round-up of the purported new features in iPhone 5:

  • Taller screen, bigger and having a better display quality than before. The screen will also be thinner, shaving off significant millimetres from the phone’s thickness and grammes off its weight.
  • Smaller connector. Apple is moving from the 30-pin dock connector to a new 19-pin connector.
  • NFC. Contact payment maybe?

iPhone 5 white


New iPhone 5 May Have Longer 4-Inch Screen

According to one of the most reliable sources of Apple rumors, the upcoming iPhone model — maybe called iPhone 5 — may have a 4-inch screen.

Jeremy Horowitz of iLounge is saying that the yet-to-be-announced model will have a “10mm jump in height, (and) nearly 2mm reduction in thickness”.

All current iPhone models, including the latest iPhone 4S, sport a 3.5-inch screen made from hardened glass. The first-generation iPhone used a special kind of hardened glass called Gorilla Glass (manufactured by Corning Inc), while other generations probably used another type of aluminosilicate glass.

The new iPhone will use Gorilla Glass 2, according to iLounge. It will also have a narrower dock connector with fewer pins than the current 30-pin one.

New iPhone 5 May Have 4-Inch Screen


iOS Devices Made More Money For Google Than Android

Google made more money from Apple iOS devices than Android sets. The revenue generated from the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch was more than 4 times that from Android sets, according to a report by The Guardian.

This is despite claims that Android has been outselling the Apple sets in recent times.

At the end of 2011, an estimated 200m Android devices had been activated, while Apple had cumulatively sold 315m iOS devices, why is only about 50% more.

So why did iOS make 300% more revenue than Android? There must be something magical about iOS.

iOS and Android