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New in iOS 5: Twitter integration + Reminders

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Apple today demonstrated the new Twitter integration features and Reminders app of iOS 5 as part of its WWDC keynote address. The software’s Twitter integration will allow users to sign in once and then tweet directly from all Twitter-enabled apps, which include Photos, Camera, Safari, YouTube, and Maps; new APIs will allow third-party developers to take advantage of the feature, as well. Reminders is a new app that helps users manage tasks, offering features that include creating and grouping related tasks together and setting time or location-based reminder alerts, letting the device remind the user when a certain deadline approaches or when the arrive at or depart a location. iOS 5 will be available this fall.

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Twitter: DO. NOT. WANT.

Reminders: So, it only took Apple 5 iterations of iOS to offer sync’ing of To-Do’s (at all) and Notes (properly). Sheesh. And after so many App developers developed their own 3rd-party solutions, too. Nice knowin’ ya, ToodleDo and MyLists.

Posted by Charles Starrett on June 6, 2011 at 4:55 PM (CDT)

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Is that top picture the app’s “Logo”?  That is soooooo Clip-Art awful.  What is wrong with the people designing Apple’s icons later?  It’s starting to look like pixel-art made in ResEdit.

And when the iClouds is down, will there be a thunderbolt or rain coming from it?  It’d be a nice way to let people know the system is down…..  If it’s anything like MobileMe, that cloud will be raining a lot.

Posted by Charles Starrett on June 6, 2011 at 5:27 PM (CDT)

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Creativity?

iOS 5 Reminders is a simple todo list with missing basic features, no search field to narrow down the list, no filters, …. Anyway, this is a good news and will clean a crowded marketplace. But for todo list with advanced and powerful features we will have to wait for Apple some major updates. Take a look at an app like todogenius (on iphone) and you will see the creativity of developers is far ahead what propose apple.

Posted by Charles Starrett on June 17, 2011 at 4:07 AM (CDT)

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