Skype and Snapchat Add 3D Touch Support for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
Skype and Snapchat are among the many iOS applications that are working hard to see that 3D Touch commands are added to their services.
This technology has been the main highlight of the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, even though it debuted with the Apple Watch under a different name of Force Touch.
This is good news for lovers of these messaging applications as they will no longer have to go through lots of stress just in order to execute a simple command.
Skype for iOS has received an update that will see its millions of users on iPhones press down the app’s icon on the homescreen in order to bring up a variety of options designed for Quick Action. When inside the application, users will now be able to peek into shared contacts, photos, links, locations and recent chats, displaying live video calls or instant messages.
Snapchat users can also enjoy the same Quick Actions update which lets them send a chat message to someone right from the homescreen or even add a new contact to their friends list from the same homescreen.
Other iOS apps have also added support for 3D Touch
Another application to have pushed this update to iPhone 6S is the Amazon Music app, however, this app’s update focuses on the new Play Queue functionality.
While updates to Skype and Snapchat may have grabbed the attention of many due to their popularity in the messaging world, another huge update comes to the Astro HQ app known as Astropad Mini. This application is meant to turn iPhones into drawing tablets with respect to Mac apps such as Lightroom and Photoshop. Now that the app has received 3D Touch support, it means drawing is now pressure-sensitive and as such, there is no need of a Bluetooth stylus.
Apple blocks Gravity weight scale app from App Store
As apps streamline their offerings to integrate the new 3D Touch technology, some may find themselves in problems with the App Store, which is known for tight measures when it comes to uploading apps in the store.
Gravity, a weight scale app that attempted to incorporate 3D Touch into a weight-scale mechanism, has been blocked from the App Store by Cupertino. Close sources say that the app had a “misleading description” in addition to the fact that the concept of scale apps is not appropriate for the iTunes App Store.
This is not the first time Apple has taken down an app that has taken its technologies in directions not known to the company. It has done so before with Launcher, but the app is now available in the App Store and it’s fully functional. Hopefully it is just a matter of time before Gravity app makes an official comeback to the App Store.