Apple Plans to Unify Applications for iOS and mac OS
What is expected of Apple lately? Well, it is something that many expected, and that is one more step in the inevitable path (more than many weigh them) towards a final unification of Apple’s desktop and mobile software. Bloomberg has announced the company’s secret plans that include the possibility of developing cross-platform applications that work on both Mac and iOS.
While the App Store is one of the great successes of Apple’s mobile platform, the Mac App Store has not finished booting and is light years away from the store for iOS . Applications that are hardly updated, users who hardly use it … as it is now conceived the Apple store seems that it will not work, and that may have originated this plan to unify applications.
The idea would be to develop a single application that works both in iOS and in macOS. Obviously the app would not be the same in both platforms, because one is designed to use touch screens and the other does not, but would detect at any time the device in which it is being used and would adapt to its screen and adjust its interface . This is what already happens with universal applications valid for iPhone and iPad.
The next logical step would be to unify both application stores. In fact, the store for macOS has not changed despite the complete redesign of the App Store on iPhone and iPad , which may be a sign that the latter will end up eating the first one. This unification of stores and applications would greatly facilitate the work for developers who would not have to choose which platform to focus on. Applications such as Twitter, Pixelmator, Spark, Telegram, WhatsApp and many others would be the immediate beneficiaries of this decision, and users as a consequence, too.
When will this change come? Bloomberg points out that the unification will not come until autumn, with the release of iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 , the next operating systems that Apple launches in October, and announced at the WWDC in June, where Apple will announce these changes. It seems increasingly evident that the unification of Apple software is inevitable, despite the fact that the company has been discarded again and again … although it would not be the first time that they must rectify.