Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jun 2013 11:39 UTC
Apple "The key takeaway we've reached (after two less than 24 hours playing with the iOS 7 Beta release) is this - every App must consider even basic updates to its UI to survive in a post-iOS 6 world." Great. Telling developers to update their entire application - user interface and behaviour alike - to target a look and behaviour that isn't final yet. Seems like potential for a lot of wasted work here.
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by codejockey on Fri 14th Jun 2013 16:37 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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As a developer, I already have a laundry list of features requested by users that I'm working on. But with each new version of iOS development of actual features has to be put on hold while time is spent making sure existing apps won't break and will look appropriate in the new version. With substantial UI changes in iOS 7 there's going to be more code and resource changes than any previous version change. Meanwhile, that list of features users are waiting for have to wait. When developing for a desktop OS, version changes were rarely this problematic for developers. A new OS simply meant new features available if you wanted to take advantage of them, but each new iOS version is like a silo unto itself.

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