Apple has described the introduction of its iOS7 as the most significant change to the company’s operating system since 2007 – and it comes with a host of bonuses that should have travellers, travel companies and travel app developers excited.
Here are the top three stand-outs:
A new Map Kit – it enables apps to guide users to their destinations from within the app, instead of pushing the user outside to a maps app if directions are involved. Users can stay within the one app, with turn-by-turn walking directions and can move around the map in 3D.
The App Store’s new “Apps Near Me”- a feature that shows the user the most popular apps based on their location, which is highly useful for travel booking and guide apps.
iOS for the car - iOS7 will be available as an operating system within cars from 2014, limiting car manufacturers and rental car services only to their imagination when it comes to enabling drivers to interact with their surroundings and destination.