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New sharing services in OS X 10.9 and iOS 7

We continue to review the new features of the new iOS 7. This time we are talking about sharing services; as far as we know we have added to the already known Twitter and Facebook sharing options in Flickr and Vimeo that were already present in OS X Mountain Lion. We will probably also see integration with LinkedIn and other applications by the final version in the fall.

One of the many improvements iOS 7 brings has to do with the services through which we can share files. New ones have been added in this latest version and we may see even more between now and the final version in the fall . One of them is native support for LinkedIn, in addition to the ones already present before like Facebook and Twitter.

New sharing services in OS X 10.9 and iOS 7
New sharing services in OS X 10.9 and iOS 7

LinkedIn now allows developers to have their applications get our LinkedIn credentials stored in our iOS or OS X Preferences. However this feature is not implemented at this time and we have only been able to learn about it in a quick snapshot in the iOS 7 presentation video.

But it doesn’t end there, because we also have integration of Flickr and Vimeo in iOS 7 , which were already present in Mountain Lion since last year.

The biggest problem, and something they should have implemented, is the ability to share in many more applications. Although is perhaps something they have opened up through the SDK and the developers can implement this function if they want to. In other words, we should be able to send a picture through WhatsApp from the reel without having to enter WhatsApp directly.

We should also be able to send a link via Gmail if Apple opens this option via SDK and Google implements it in its applications. In a matter of time these are unknowns that we will discover.

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