iOS

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2007
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iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware. It is the operating system that presently powers many of the company's mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It is the second most popular mobile operating system globally after Android by sales. iPad tablets are also the second most popular, by sales, against Android since 2013, when Android tablet sales increased by 127%.

Originally unveiled in 2007 for the iPhone, it has been extended to support other Apple devices such as the iPod Touch (September 2007) and the iPad (January 2010). As of June 2016, Apple's App Store contained more than 2 million iOS applications, 725,000 of which are native for iPads. These mobile apps have collectively been downloaded more than 130 billion times.

The iOS user interface is based upon direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface. Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device (one common result is the undo command) or rotating it in three dimensions (one common result is switching between portrait and landscape mode).

Major versions of iOS are released annually. The current version, iOS 10, was released on September 13, 2016. It runs on the iPhone 5 and later, iPad (4th generation) and later, iPad Pro, iPad Mini 2 and later, and the 6th-generation iPod Touch. In iOS, there are four abstraction layers: the Core OS, Core Services, Media, and Cocoa Touch layers. iOS 10 dedicates around 1.8GB of the device's flash memory for itself.

(Source: Wikipedia) 

Works Developed in this Platform:

Work titlesort descending Author Language Year
200 ton TNT Maarten Doorman, Nils Mühlenbruch, PJ Roggeband Dutch 2012
4 Square Jody Zellen English 2012
80 Days English 2014
A Humument App Tom Phillips English 2010
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (iPhone app) Jörg Piringer 2010
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (Performance Work) Jörg Piringer English 2007
Abra Amaranth Borsuk, Kate Durbin, Ian Hatcher English 2014
Alice for the iPad English 2010
Alla barns rätt Pernilla Stalfelt, Spinfy Swedish 2010
AUTHENTIC IN ALL CAPS Christy Dena English 2013
Beanstalk Mary Flanagan English 2016
Buzz Aldrin Doesn't Know Any Better Jason Edward Lewis English 2012
Collocations Abraham Avnisan English 2015
Conduit d'Aération Alexandra Saemmer, Lucile Haute, Aurélie Herbet French 2012
Death of an Alchemist Chris Rodley, Andrew Burrell English 2015
DEViCE6 Simon Flesser, Magnus "Gordon" Gardebäck 2013
DO IT Serge Bouchardon English, French 2017
Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App! Mo Willems 2011
Encyclopedia Johannes Heldén, Håkan Jonson English 2015
Faceless patrons Andreas Zingerle, Linda Kronman English 2013
Flewn Gabriel Smetzer English 2016
Frankenstein Dave Morris English 2012
Game of Thrones English 2014
Gateway to the World María Mencía English 2013
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas English 2004
Gravity Clock Jörg Piringer 2010
Grow-A-Game Mary Flanagan English 2016
Hadean Lands Andrew Plotkin English 2012
Her Story Sam Barlow English, Japanese 2015
Ice-bound Jacob Garbe, Aaron A. Reed English 2014
ilvyrgif Giselle Beiguelman 2013
Immobilité Mark Amerika English 2011
Jakob og Neikob Kari Stai Norwegian (Nynorsk) 2011
Jason Nelson Digital Magic Show and Poetic Interfaces Jason Nelson English 2015
Kaos Ursula Andkjær Olsen Danish 2012
Kjell Theøry Judd Morrissey 2014
Know Jason Edward Lewis English 2012
konsonant Jörg Piringer 2012
Kubbe Lager Skyggeteater Åshild Kanstad Johnsen Norwegian (Bokmål) 2015
Kvinden ved siden af Svend Åge Madsen Danish 2012
La grande fabrique de mots Agnès de Lestrade, Valeria Docampo French 2013
LETTERS FROM THE ARCHIVERSE Jeff T. Johnson English 2012
Lil’ Red Brian Main 2013
Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush Tale in 8 Acts English 2015
Machines of Disquiet Luís Lucas Pereira English, Portuguese 2014
Meanwhile Jason Shiga 2012
Mon voisin Marie Dorléans French 2012
Moomin, Mymble and Little My Tove Jansson, Spinfy English 2013
Mother/Home/Heaven Caitlin Fisher, Tony Vieira English
Myst Rand Miller, Robyn Miller English 1993

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