On June 2, Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Development Conference (WWDC), held each year in San Francisco. Apple CEO Tim Cook captivated the audience by previewing the latest innovations from Cupertino, Calif.
Although there was no iWatch reveal, there was an abundance of new software previews to be equally excited about – specifically the announcement of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.
Here are the Top 3 takeaways for government from WWDC 2014:
The announcement of OS X Yosemite was bundled with many innovative products, such as HealthKit and a new standard for secure home automation. Taking a steep back, OS X Yosemite’s core features are built around a deeper convergence of mobile and desktop. For example, if you receive a call or text on your iPhone, you can reply or answer directly from your computer. In that same vein, if you start something on your phone, you can move to your computer and pick up where you left off thanks to an innovative featured called Handoff. These new feature sets may usher in a new set of behavior and user experiences for public-sector employees and those they serve.
iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite will be available this fall.
Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology's parent company e.Republic. Previously the finance director and later CIO for Manor, Texas, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. As Chief Innovation Officer, Haisler has a strategic role to help shape the company’s products, services and future direction. Primarily, he leads e.Republic Labs, a market connector created as an ecosystem to educate, accelerate and ultimately scale technology innovation within the public sector. Read his full bio.