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.

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Works Developed in this Platform:

Work titlesort ascending Author Language Year
ZYX JODI English 2012
Zombies, Run! Naomi Alderman Acoli 2011
Xilo Rodrigo Motta Portuguese 2011
Wuwu & Co (English translation) Merete Pryds Helle, Tim Garbos, Kamila Slocinska, Aksel Køie English 2014
Wuwu & Co Merete Pryds Helle, Kamila Slocinska, Tim Garbos, Aksel Køie Danish 2014
Why Some Dolls Are Bad: a generative graphic novel for the iPhone Kate Armstrong English 2007
What They Speak When They Speak to Me Jason Edward Lewis English 2007
Wandering Meimei / Meimei Liu Lang Ji Carolyn Guertin, Katherine Rong Jin English, Mandarin 2014
Vniverse iPad App [iOS adaptation] Stephanie Strickland English 2014
Vital Jason Edward Lewis English 2012
Upgrade Soul Erik Loyer English 2012
unicode infinite Jörg Piringer English, German 2014
Typomatic Pierre Fourny, Guillaume Jacquemin, Serge Bouchardon, Luc Dall Armellina, Hélène Caubel 2015
Treehouse: A Found E-Mail Love Affair Joseph Alan Wachs, Jason Franzen 2009
Touchwords Peter Kay English 2011
TOC: A New-Media Novel Steve Tomasula English 2009
To the Moon Acoli 2011
Time Jitters Jody Zellen 2014
The Waste Land (iPad edition) Thomas Stearns Eliot English 2011
The Walking Dead Acoli, English 2012
The Use Chris Mann English 2012
The Tower of Jezik Ana Abril, Mario Aznar, Émilie Barbier, Leja Hočevar, Luis Javier Pisonero English 2014
the space between us David Horvitz English 2015
The Silent History Eli Horowitz, Kevin Moffett, Matthew Derby, Russell Quinn 2012
The Secret Language of Desire Megan Heyward English 2015
The Sailor's Dream Simon Flesser, Magnus "Gordon" Gardebäck English 2014
The Land of Me: Story Time Anonymous 2012
The Great Migration Jason Edward Lewis English 2012
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore 2012
The Computer Wore Heels LeAnn Erickson English 2014
The Carrier Evan Young English 2009
The Archetypture of Magical Reality Andrzej Głowacki Polish 2014
Tavs Camilla Hübbe Danish 2013
Taro at the Center of the Earth Timo Parvela Acoli, English 2010
Tales from the Borderlands Acoli, English 2014
Strange Rain Erik Loyer 2011
Stjernetime Merete Pryds Helle Danish 2012
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Acoli 2003
Spot David Wiesner English 2016
Spine Sonnet Jody Zellen 2012
Speak Jason Edward Lewis, Bruno Nadeau English 2010
Space Invaders English, Ewe 1978
sniff_jazzbox.audible_city René Bauer, Beat Suter, Johannes Auer 2007
Smooth Second Bastard Jason Edward Lewis English 2012
Siri and Me Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos English 2013
Shadows Never Sleep Aya Natalia Karpinska English 2008
Secret of Mana Hiromichi Tanaka English, Ewe, Japanese 1993
Ruben and Lullaby Erik Loyer English 2009
Quantum Collocation: Experimental Poems for Mobile Digital Devices Abraham Avnisan English
PRY Samantha Gorman, Danny Cannizzaro English 2014

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