Major Improvements to Apple’s iOS 10 in Maps and Messages

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Apple’s iOS 10
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Sean Delph is a longtime technology executive who engages with services provider Delcom Group as sales director. Also a systems integration consultant, Sean Delph has a focus on optimizing Apple products functionality for his clients.

With the release of iPhone 7, improvements in software have been lauded as a key reason for purchasing a new device. One area of iOS 10 focus has been Messages, which is completely revamped to give Facebook Messenger competition in the social communication sphere. With Messages now open to developers, the platform promises to provide users with a more interactive experience. Already, companies such as Nintendo have released special stickers in support of mobile game launches and other brand campaigns.

Another area of significant improvement in iOS 10 centers on Apple Maps, which has reached parity with Google Maps, and seamlessly integrates with public transportation information in many cities. As with Messages, Apple has opened its Maps application to developers, so that extras such as geolocated business reviews and ride-sharing services are already appearing.

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Integrated VOIP a Key to Apple’s Strategy for Seamless Calling

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Integrated VOIP
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A respected technology executive, Sean Delph serves as sales director with Delcom Group. Sean Delph provides client-tailored custom audio-visual technology solutions, and has particular experience in Apple products and systems integration. One area in which Apple has made significant strides is in allowing system wide permissions for third party messaging apps and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP).

Geared toward mobile devices, this represents a major improvement because it now enables calls made through VOIP systems such as Skype, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp to be handled as if they were native calls.

iOS 10 also has analytics in place that recall which apps are used to contact specific people and set that VOIP channel as default. This has the potential to solve the issues encountered involving having to remember which VOIP is used for each friend or contact.

In addition, incoming VoIP calls will ring and can be answered in the same way as calls within the native phone app are. Messages left with missed calls will have the contents transcribed, such that they can easily be read and responded to. These improvements also extend to the workplace through a new Apple and Cisco partnership that benefits remote workers and businesses that must coordinate their activities.

Apple Introduces iBeacon Technology

Texas-based sales executive Sean Delph works as a senior account manager and director of sales at the technology services organization Delcom Group, LP. In addition to his training and sales roles within the firm, Sean Delph also provides expertise as an Apple integration consultant and an audio visual consultant.

Business Insider recently reported that multinational corporation Apple has released iBeacon technology inside its United States stores. iBeacon is defined as an indoor positioning system that pinpoints a specific user’s location, and then uses radio transmitters to send packets of information to that user’s iBeacon-enabled device. In the current context, this allows Apple to track users as they travel around their stores, and to interact with their Apple devices.

The iBeacon service, a new feature in iOS 7, is designed to help customers make the most of the Apple store experience. iBeacon can be utilized to give customers directions to an in-store item by using their location, to inform them of nearby deals, or to send an alert when orders are ready for pickup. The technology has already attracted the attention of executives at Major League Baseball, who are looking forward to using iBeacon at American ballparks.