News about the next version of iOS 7.1 should delight developers. Indeed, Apple plans to restore the functionality of geolocation applications even when they are no longer running.
Previously, on iOS 6, even if the applications were interrupted, iOS allowed geolocation in order to trace the geographic position of the user in the background. However, with the arrival ofiOS 7, the geolocation was interrupted when an application was closed by the user.
Chris Hulls, co-founder of Life360, as well as many developers have asked that this feature be revamped to restore the old behavior. Since this change, the evaluation and the use of certain applications were in sharp decline, which had a negative impact on everyone’s business.
Apple has therefore taken care to respond positively to this request by restoring this functionality in version 5 of the iOS 7.1 beta. As a reminder, the final version of iOS 7.1 available to the general public should be released in March 2014 (read: iOS 7.1: release date early March?).