This week in San Francisco the 2014 developer conference for Google, Google I/O, took place and there was some really interesting design and development topics that were discussed. One of the big topics that was discussed was the new L-release for Android. The new L-release boasts 5000 new developer APIs along with the synchronization of Google's new Material Design.
This Monday in San Francisco Apple had their annual World Wide Developer Conference or WWDC. Last year Apple debuted iOS7, and it was a significant release for designers. This year, Apple announced iOS8, and they promised it to be a “Giant” developer release, a release that has not been this large since the launch of the app store.
On March 10th Apple released iOS 7.1. A pretty nice update suite to the already impressive iOS 7. iOS 7.1 contained many new UI/UX enhancements to the keyboard and automatic HDR for iPhone 5s. One of the more impressive new features was the brand new user experience for iOS now in your car, entitled CarPlay. In automobiles that are now compatible, there will be an iOS experience for your car.