Some iOS (and Android) apps have recently been updated with some really cool news and features, including the Apple Music for Android, which gained support for Dark Mode and synced lyrics. In addition, the apps Google Maps, HBO GO, Adobe Capture and Launch Center Pro also gained good improvements.
Are we going to them?
Apple Music for Android
Although it is in beta, Ma is testing all possible (new) features of the Apple Music app for Android prior to the official release of version 3.0 for all users likely to arrive with iOS 13.
With the latest update, Android users who signed up to try out the app (through the Play Store) can now enjoy Dark Mode on Apple Music as well as synced lyrics (features that will also be released on iOS 13).
In addition, app version 3.0 of streaming Music for Android also includes the new “Playing” window interface.
Last May, we commented on how Google pinned Apple by comparing, in a commercial, the map features between Android and iOS. At that time, the Mountain View giant had just launched a new AR navigation mode, available only for Pixel devices.
With the latest update of Google Maps for iOS, the notorious AR navigation feature has also landed on Ma's operating system in addition to reaching all Android devices. So the Google Maps AR directions, called “Live View”, will be available for any device that supports ARCore / ARKit, for routes calculated e.g.
Importantly, the feature is still in beta, so it may not be available in all regions initially. Also, to ensure accurate directions, Google Maps will ask you to hold your phone and scan the space around so that the app recognizes traffic signals and waypoints to get an idea of where you are.
The platform app for streaming HBO has also been updated with some enhancements and the ability to download your favorite shows and movies to watch them offline.
Adobe's vector design app for iOS has, in its latest update, gained a new tool called Ombre which allows users to create custom color gradients from saved images and export them to different formats.
The tool, however, is in the testing phase and users can export gradients saved as an image, SVG, embedded gradient or CSS. When the feature is officially released, gradients can also be saved in user libraries.
Launch Center Pro
Launch Center Pro has arrived verse 3.1 with a new feature called “Icon Composer”, designed to allow the user to create their own icon-quality App Store, which can be used on the iOS home screen from a Shortcut app (Shortcuts).
In general, you can automate various actions on iOS with Launch Center Pro, including web search, search on specific apps, and more. The app is offered for free, but to access all functions you must purchase an internal subscription.
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