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[2]: How to wind up dev's
by tomz on Fri 14th Jun 2013 13:41 UTC in reply to "RE: How to wind up dev's"
tomz
Member since:
2010-05-06

It depends. If your app is free, you have to do the work and don't get anything for it.

But also note the complaint about the various versions of Android still out there that create such a burden. Well the apps work across the platforms, the Gingerbread apps work on ICS. Maybe not optimally, but the apps I have on Android tend to work across my devices.

Apple is also saying everyone moves quickly to new versions, so you will have to change the app - and no one asked the key question - will the updated iOS 7 apps work well with iOS 6, or when they update, those still on iOS 6 will end up with a clunky, annoying experience? Or do you have to write it to support both with conditional code? And what if not everyone updates so quickly to iOS 7 given the radical change?

I would hope Apple would make things play nicely and easily, but then if the UI API were so good, why is iOS 6-7 not transparent? That the apps would work fine under iOS 7 without changes, but would simply work better if the changes were made?

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RE[3]: How to wind up dev's
by MOS6510 on Fri 14th Jun 2013 14:31 in reply to "RE[2]: How to wind up dev's"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It depends. If your app is free, you have to do the work and don't get anything for it.


Then ask money for it, do nothing or pull the app.

If you make free apps I suspect you enjoy coding so you'd welcome iOS 7 and new and interesting things to do while tinkering with the old code.

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RE[3]: How to wind up dev's
by majipoor on Fri 14th Jun 2013 15:15 in reply to "RE[2]: How to wind up dev's"
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2009-01-22

You didn't understand the point at all.

Yes, app will works on iOS 7 without any change apart may be a detail here and there as it has always been the case between major iOS updates.

I am a developer and I have my own app: I found a single issue with iOS 7 I will have to fix, but the app works exactly the same way on iOS 7 compared to iOS 6, the difference being that it doesn't looks like iOS 7 UI.

The point is that iOS 7 UI is so different that if you do not change the UI of your app to match the new look and feel, it will quickly feel as an outdated app and users may switch to a more "modern" app.

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