Among them, the company introduced “Find My Friends” app leveraging iCloud. Using GPS and 3G, family members and friends will now be able to quickly locate each other in real-time. People you wish to track appear on the map and are easy to follow. Extending the current “Find My iPhone” functionality, the new app allows users to share location broadcasting to any iOS product, while previously the two devices had to be registered under one Apple ID.
Simple privacy controls ensuring full safety and temporary sharing options make the application a powerful addition to the iCloud services. One more feature the application can boast is parental restrictions allowing parents to control their child’s actions.
Another iOS application met enthusiastically at the media event is “Apple’s Cards” for greeting cards mailing. For any occasion, users will be able to order and send custom-printed greeting cards on high-quality 100% cotton paper. The application also allows to use one’s own photo for card creation. U.S. users gain an advantage of $2 over other customers around the world obliged to pay $4.99 for the card designing and mailing. On the mail delivery, the customer who has placed an order will get a push notification through the U.S. Postal Service. “Apple’s Cards” offer quite a wide choice of 21 various designs for different events.
Alone with new applications, iPhone 4S still hosts “FaceTime” allowing users to communicate face-to-face during a video call. The app is now even easier to navigate – you don’t even need to tap the FaceTime button, just give Siri a voice command. With the front camera to show your face at arm’s length, you can use the back one to share what you see with your interlocutor.