iOS 5 Delivers Customized Vibration Patterns
Monday's WWDC keynote allowed only enough time to showcase a few select features of the forthcoming iOS 5, of which there are better than 200 fresh attributes that are slowly coming to light as devs delve into the beta and explore the expansive reach of Apple's massively updated mobile operating system.
One feature discovered after the WWDC keynote this week is getting a lot of attention across the tech blogosphere today. As it turns out, Apple is making it possible through iOS 5 for users to enjoy customized vibration patterns. For example, let's say you're in a meeting and your iPhone (ringer off) is in your pocket. Given your customized pattern, you can tell upon sensation who is calling, assuming of course you remember the vibration patterns you've assigned to particular callers - friends, family members, employers, etc.
Best of all, it appears that users can either select ready-made vibration patterns, or - here's the kicker - customize their own using finger taps to set the beat and tempo of the vibration pattern (up to 30 seconds). Certainly, this isn't considered a major development, and I get why this wasn't demonstrated at WWDC, but there's no denying the utter coolness of this feature.
Although iOS 5 won't be available for users until fall, the SDK has been available to developers since Monday, and they continue to prune through it and uncover a sweet array of new bells and whistles. To read more about iOS 5 from MMi's coverage last Monday, click here