Instapaper creator Marco Arment's take on what iOS 7 means for developers

Marco Arment of the popular read it later service Instapaper has an interesting take on what iOS 7 means for app development and how it's a great opportunity to take advantage of an already saturated market.

Apple has set fire to iOS. Everything’s in flux. Those with the least to lose have the most to gain, because this fall, hundreds of millions of people will start demanding apps for a platform with thousands of old, stale players and not many new, nimble alternatives. If you want to enter a category that’s crowded on iOS 6, and you’re one of the few that exclusively targets iOS 7, your app can look better, work better, and be faster and cheaper to develop than most competing apps.

Marco makes a great point and talks about a lot of the challenges developers will face when it comes to updating apps and making them backwards compatible. Read all his thoughts in their entirety at the link below and then let us know how you feel about how development will change this time around. Do you agree or have a different view?

Source: Marco Arment

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.