Software development techniques behind the magic user interface

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Taking Advantage of 3D Touch

We’ve always been motivated to bring the latest technological innovations and features to our customers as quickly as possible. When we saw the 3D Touch feature from Apple, we immediately saw how it could bring more value to our iOS App.

According to Apple:

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus bring a powerful new dimension to the multi-touch interface with 3D Touch. This new technology senses how deeply users press the display, letting them do more than ever with apps.

Home Screen Quick Actions

Quick Actions let users perform regular actions directly from their Home Screen. By pressing an app icon on an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, the user sees a set of quick actions. When the user selects a quick action, the app activates or launches the right screen.

In KiSSFLOW iOS app, we used a static quick action feature to let users quickly initiate a new item or navigate their existing ones.

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Peek and Pop

This feature gives users a chance to see a preview of some content within an app without opening it. The phone senses how much pressure is used to navigate through different layers. As the user presses more deeply, interaction proceeds through three phases:

  • Peek availability – shows that a content preview is available
  • Display of the preview – known as a peek, this gives the user quick actions to access
  • Optional navigation to the view shown in the preview – known as a pop, this directs the user to the preview screen

As iOS and all of the technologies we use improve, we are excited to make your experience better!

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After an initial entrepreneurial stint for three years at the age of 19, Suresh Sambandam went on to work at Hewlett-Packard. Later, Suresh joined Selectica and rose to senior position, as Director of e-Insurance product division in a short-span. The e-Insurance division and its products were later acquired by Accenture. Suresh is a technocrat specializing in product engineering with expertise in software architecture for complex enterprise applications, inference engines, configuration engines, rule-based computing and enterprise middleware. He has applied for multiple patents. Suresh is passionate about entrepreneurship, technology startups and spends a significant amount of personal time in the start-up ecosystem in Chennai. Suresh is a member of the National Council for Emerging Companies Forum and also a core committee member of Product Forum at NASSCOM. He also does mentoring for budding entrepreneurs at IIT Bombay, E-Cell. Suresh is a regular speaker at various industry forums & academic institutions.

Suresh is the Founder & CEO of OrangeScape. OrangeScape is a platform (PaaS - Platform as a Service) to develop process oriented business applications that can be deployed "On Cloud" and "On Premise". OrangeScape supports platforms like Google App Engine and Microsoft Azure as cloud deployment option and Microsoft .Net and J2EE as on-premise deployment options. OrangeScape has 50+ customers including global brands like Unilever, Citibank, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Fullterton, etc. OrangeScape in the only Indian company has been featured in the PaaS research reports of Forrester and Gartner. OrangeScape has been featured as 'India's Rising Tech Stars' by Forbes(US) magazine. OrangeScape was showcased as one of the 3 emerging product companies in India by Nasscom and was also awarded 'Top IT Innovations' for 2 consecutive years.