Reader level: Intermediate Technical
We, SPW’s iOS team, recently had a situation that required launching one iOS application from another, sharing data securely between the two. In iOS, URL schemes allow you to launch another app while passing in some basic information.
We decided that combining URL schemes with shared keychain access was the best way to securely transfer information between the apps. This post will cover the basics of shared keychain access.
Apple revealed the new iOS7 at their WWDC event on June 10, which created quite a discussion online. Apple’s transition from glossy icons and skeuomorphism to a simpler, minimalist approach and new features for the iOS7 UI has been met with both with praise and criticism.
Speedwell recently launched the Brisbane Airport iPhone application to enhance the customer experience and improve efficiencies. I was in the international terminal a week after launch and had someone approach me to ask where a certain store. It was awesome to be able to pull out the application and help him out (and of course ensure he downloaded the app).