With iOS 10 Apple has opened up more of its native apps to third-party developers through the use of extensions. Basically, an extension allows you to access features of its app through another app, thereby cutting out all of the unnecessary back-and-forth between apps. There are now several apps that integrate with Apple's Maps, including the popular restaurant reservation service, OpenTable. By using its extension you can simply tap on a restaurant on the map and make the reservation right there. Here's how to link OpenTable to your Maps app:
One of the major improvements introduced by iOS 10 is third-party app access to more native apps like Siri and Maps. Through extensions you can now access third-party apps directly from Maps instead of switching back and forth between apps, making it significantly more convenient for actions like ordering an Uber, making a restaurant reservation, reading reviews and more. Here's how to set up and use the Uber extension in your iPhone's Maps app:
One of the best new features iOS 10 adds to the iPhone's Maps app is the ability to find restaurants, gas stations and coffee shops along your route. To use the feature, simply swipe up on the status bar at the bottom and select Gas Stations, Dinner or Coffee. When you select one it will give you a list of all such places along your route and approximately how much time will be added if you choose to stop at one. Tap on a location to add it to your route.
With iOS 10 your iPhone will remember where you parked, as long as you have either a Bluetooth connection with your car or you are using CarPlay. All you have to do is turn the feature on, then Maps will automatically drop a pin on your location when it has determined that you have parked. To turn on the feature head to Settings -> Maps and toggle on "Show Parked Location."
There is no guaranteed path to success on the app market, but one of the most surefire ways to stand out has always been to provide users with something they didn’t know they needed until it was available to them. If an app can make you say “Why didn’t I think of that?” after hearing about it, there’s a fairly good chance that its creator has stumbled upon something special.