It’s a dream come to true for every developer far and wide to be a piece of world’s most remarkable trade conference sorted out by two powerful tech goliaths: Google and Apple. With the closure of the current year’s outstanding tech meetings, we are almost there to crown the untold winner and draw a line between the timeless battle of WWDC and GOOGLE I/O. Over a thousand attendees, a vast amphitheater, and power-packed performance by industries’ veteran nerds at both end kicked off the shows brilliantly.
SMART HOME: Apple’s Home App vs. Google’s Home
Reaching home following a bustling calendar, long hours at work and a hectic day? For all iPhone users, Apple’s Homekit could be your new best friend. Gone are the days when we will undoubtedly invest a great deal of energy and exertion on installing compatible accessories required to download separate applications just to control every individual Home devices. Presently we will have the capacity to automate our compatible devices at home with Apple’s HomeKit. The amazing bundle in Apple’s HomeKit framework is the Home App that accessorizes it for obvious reasons. Locking the front door, talking with your guest at doorbells over an intercom, turning off smart lights by voice-commanding will be easy peasy.
The defining moment for Google at this year’s event is the synchronization of Google Assistant and the newly born smart device Home, a smart home hub to control all home networking system. The interaction with Google Assistant in an enhanced freeway at home in the absence of our phone by our side draws out the clarity in voice responsive gadgets. The force of logical yet conversational Google Search and absolute integration with all gadgets at home makes it a clear winner.
SMART WATCHES: Apple Watch 3.0 vs. Android Wear 2.0
The launch of Watch OS 3 with bundles of fresh out of the plastic new components enriching smooth user-experience certainly makes it the show stopper this season of WWDC. The redesigned dock is user-centric enough to streamline accessibility to a great extent. The feature called watch face is significantly more fun and intuitive in watch OS 3 than a similar feature in Android Wear 2.0 with already customized luxury watch outlines. In a fast paced world brimming with depletion and complexities, apps like BREATHE in watch OS 3 revitalize the Yogi in us. Android wear is not far behind in innovation with regards to fitness application with attachments like streaming music, google fit data API and activity recognition. Keeping the entire entertainment factors alive in different apps of Apple watch 3.0, they watched out for “call emergency service” like SOS which can be available abroad at the hour of need. With an eye for amplifying UX, Apple Watch 3.0 wins our heart over Android Wear without a doubt.
DESKTOP OS: Mac OS vs. Chrome OS
The naming controversy was called off by Apple as they renamed OS X to MAC OS with advanced attributes expansion. Alongside the new character, MAC OS was full of surprises this year with crisp and fresh highlights. The continuity feature like ‘Auto-Unlock’ is a big time-saver as this secured peer-to-peer wireless protocol simplifies the unlocking system while sensing the human touch. The multi-device users will have a great advantage at copy-pasting between all their devices through a new age feature called ‘Universal Clipboard’. Team Apple is already celebrating the launch of Apple’s personal assistant- ‘SIRI’ to desktop contributing to the smooth user experience which(the beta release) has already launched this month. Apple Pay is good to go to enrich the payment method on the web performing authenticated purchase securely.
Although there are fewer chapters to unfold for Chrome OS this year, the entry of the Play Store and Android apps in Chromebook makes it the centre of attraction. To narrow the bridge between Mobile and Desktop users, Google has created a more extensive open door for recently integrated Android Apps in Chromebook with full touchscreen mode, mouse and keyboard integration.
On the off chance that Android apps integration in Chromebook acts as shining armour at Google I/O then SIRI’s passages in MAC OS is the sparkling star of WWDC 2016. The sack loaded with accomplished ideas filled with progressive technologies at this year’s WWDC is heavier enough to pull off the show in contrast with Google I/O.
To make a bold statement on the war game between two biggest players and their annual event: Apple’s WWDC and Google I/O respectively, always draw confliction. The astounding correlation between identical features like Hello (Apple) and Allo (Google) in messaging app, entertaining watch faces in both their products, fun-filled Emojis in messaging apps and the ideal connotation of Apple’s SIRI and Google’s Personal Assistant make our job much more troublesome. Both the parties stood strong by the fact that the next-generation technology will be the brainchild of the flawless interface with robust software integration into well-synced devices of existing products brings about richer consumer experience. Nevertheless, the look and feel approach by flamboyant speakers at WWDC with promising thoughts and developments couldn’t surpass the open-air stadium setting with multiple big screens at GOOGLE I/O revealing leading edge mechanism in the realm of robotization directed towards consumer-centric machine learning and integration.