Third Party apps iOS 7 ready yet?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by MBX, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    #1
    Any popular/ good third party apps already iOS7 ready (UI and stuff)? Or too soon?
     
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

    rockyroad55

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Location:
    Phila, PA
    #2
    Why would developers release an app update for an OS that isn't available to the general public (aka target demo)?
     
  3. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #3
    They aren't allowed to update their apps for iOS 7 yet, but what they can do is fix bugs present on iOS 7 (like app crashing, certain features not working). They can't say iOS 7 specifically in the release notes but it'll just be called "bug fixes"
     
  4. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2006
    #4
    Developers aren't allowed to submit app built with the 7 sdk yet
     
  5. kevo1011 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    #5
    I would like to know if ios 7 will allow developers to create apps like sms auto reply, missed call sms reply, and other location based apps like locale for android. I did see something during ios 7 preview that says automatic configuration so I am hoping to see apps like this soon.
     
  6. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #6
    this is apple we're talking about. It took them 4 os'es to get wallpapers on the home screen.
     
  7. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #7
    Nope.
     
  8. jbenkelman macrumors 6502

    jbenkelman

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    #8
    Yelp updated about 2 weeks ago and in the notes said "And some updates for you eager iOS 7 users" (or something along those lines)...so YES, they are doing the updates, and YES some of them have started to make their way into the app store.
     
  9. masands macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    #9
    Yes there is an called Posegram. Uses iOS 7 interface. It's free on the App Store.
     
  10. Stupotpot macrumors 6502

    Stupotpot

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Location:
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    #10
    Seems some are breaking the rules!
     

    Attached Files:

  11. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #11
    must have slipped by Apple.
     
  12. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    May 18, 2012
    #12
    You're correct for the most part, but some do mention it such as Yelp.

    Look at the update release notes in the App Store and you'll see, for version 6.9.0, they commented,

    ". . . ton of general improvements out with this release, including some for you eager-beaver iOS 7 Beta users"



    EDIT - credit to jbenkelman for posting this earlier. Should've read the entire thread :)
     
  13. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #13
    This is entirely correct.

    You can't release an new App or update an existing one while targeting the iOS 7 SDK.

    You can release updates which fix bugs specific to iOS 7 (such as crashes and UI oddities), but nothing that uses iOS 7 UI elements.

    Apple repeatedly fails to enforce the App Store guidelines on metadata (app descriptions etc.), so it's no surprise that Apps are getting through while mentioning iOS 7
     
  14. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #14
    Yeah, look at all those tethering apps that got through apple, or that app that had porn in it or something. Apple can't get everything.
     
  15. southfrisco macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    #15
    UI-wise you might be waiting a while

    Does anyone here really think all major apps are going to update their apps just for the iOS 7 release?

    Sure we might see Yahoo! (Apple partner) and Twitter (Apple partner) update their apps quickly but I have a feeling lots of the iOS 6 and earlier elements are going to remain unchanged in some apps for quite some time unless Apple enforces the UI change and lets developers know their apps will be removed if not updated with new UI elements. I don't think that will happen.
     
  16. Rogifan macrumors P6

    Rogifan

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    #16
    I've seen a lot of posts on other sites warning app developers to update their apps to iOS 7 as soon as possible . Mostly because keeping their apps with current look and feel makes them look old and outdated compared to iOS 7. And pretty soon devs will be hit up with requests to update their app. Below is a blog posting on the subject.

    http://tapadoo.com/2013/ios7-move-now-or-be-an-insta-delete/
     
  17. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #17
    Look how long it took some apps to update to the .5 inch bigger screen. Some still aren't updated yet.
     
  18. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #18
    The vast majority of the Apps on the store aren't.
     
  19. thatJohann macrumors 6502a

    thatJohann

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Location:
    NYC
    #19
    OKCupid is iOS 7 ready with UI changes as well.
     

    Attached Files:

  20. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #20
    Is it?

    Last time I checked the scrolling was broken on iOS 7.

    You have to scroll with two fingers to move up/down the screen.

    Just because something "looks like" iOS 7, it doesn't mean that it's designed for it.
     
  21. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    #21
    I suppose they figured copy and paste was more important.
     
  22. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #22
    Which took them like 3 os'es too. Hell, it wasn't until recently that we got a way to view our notifications.
     
  23. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    #23
    Its easy to do things when you're not the one figuring out new methods.
     
  24. Pompiliu macrumors 6502a

    Pompiliu

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    #24
    They are not breaking anything.

    Of course they can fix bugs, but the apps are still coded using the iOS6 SDK.
     
  25. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #25
    You're right, android had it for years and iOS is playing catch up now so they should be the one having an easy time.
     

Share This Page