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With every new version of iOS, Apple introduces a bunch of new features and enhancements to the developer experience. These are especially exciting to the mobile development community, because they create whole new possibilities for the kinds of app we can code for our users.

In this course, Envato Tuts+ instructor Markus Mühlberger will show you some of the coolest new features for developers in iOS 10. You'll learn how to make a sticker pack, create a custom extension, provide haptic feedback, and even have a conversation with your users with SiriKit!

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1. Introduction

1.1 Introduction

iOS 10 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. Like every year, there are a ton of new features and API's that are available to us developers. And it's time to learn them to keep up with the pace. Welcome to this Envato Tuts+ course, What's New in iOS 10. I'm Marcus Muhlberger, and I will be showing you around a few hand-picked features. We will cover some easy topics to create user engagement with sticker packs and the new haptic feedback engine followed by using SiriKit to have a conversation about requesting a ride. And finally, I will show you the new notification system and how you can create custom interactive notifications. I hope you are excited about this course. See you in the first lesson.

1.2 Project Overview

Hi, and welcome back to What's New In iOS 10. In this lesson, I will show you the finished course project and explain to you how the code is laid out. This is the finished app. It certainly doesn't look like much, but it's just there to trigger the really interesting things. On top, you have a button to trigger haptic feedback. You need an iPhone 7 for that and you have to run the app on the device, not in the simulator. In the lessons about SiriKit, we are using a fake rides object that randomly scatters rides around the city of Vienna. This map view visualizes the locations of the rides and allows you to change and tweak parameters and give you an indication of what you did. We won't build the map view in the course since we are focusing on Siri. On the bottom, you'll find a button to trigger a new notification for the lesson about custom interactive notifications. When you press it, a new birthday notification will be generated. You can interact with it and congratulate the person, which changes what the notification shows. In the messages app, you can see the sticker back extension I'm building in the first lesson. Those stickers can also be attached to textual messages. Finally, I wanted to show you how we are going to interact with Siri. Book me a ride with TutsplusCourses. [SOUND] >> Great, confirming you want to use TutsplusCourses? [SOUND] >> Yes. [SOUND] >> Where should they pick you up? >> Vienna State Opera. [SOUND] >> Where do you want to be dropped off? [SOUND] >> Vienna Airport. [SOUND] >> How many passengers are there? [SOUND] >> Just one. [SOUND] >> TutsplusCourses can be there. Do you want to request it? [SOUND] >> Yes. [SOUND] >> Your TutsplusCourses driver Sarah will be there in 7 minutes, driving an Awesome Car. >> Now, onto the code. The main app mainly consists of the view controller, where we generate the haptic feedback, and schedule the birthday notifications. The rest of the code here is for the visualization of the rides in the MapView. In the AppDelegate, I'm requesting authorization to use Siri and configure the notifications. The interesting part of the project will be all the extensions we are going to build. First, a CodeStickers extension that contains the Sticker Pack assets. Then there is one for SiriKit that contains the ride intent handler. Finally the BirthdaysNotifications extension, also a custom interactive user notifications. To support SiriKit, there are a few utility files in the main application. Fake rides is the brain of the operation and generates some vehicles and drivers that are available in the area. Those are created as models, and there are also some extensions I'm going to create throughout the course to integrate the models of SiriKit. As always the cost project will have separate Git commits for the different parts and the result of each lesson will be tagged with the lesson number. I hope you've got a good overview about the cost project. In the first lesson, I'm starting with an easy one, sticker packs. See you there.