“It’s pretty much a given that with each major update to Mac OS X or iOS, Apple will add to the OS features previously provided by third-party developers,” Dan Frakes reports for Macworld.
“These are often features that were in such demand that others had stepped in to provide them, but, eventually, Apple saw their utility and decided they were things that should be a part of the OS (or its built-in apps),” Frakes reports. “Whatever the case may be, each year, select developers come away from an Apple keynote or press release rethinking their future business plans.”
Frakes reports, “With iOS 5, potential ‘victims’ of these new features include one of the most popular reading services, a couple entire genres of apps, and a standout utility… At least a few developers have a sense of humor about the topic: Earlier this week, as I was talking with developers at WWDC, the only-half-serious consensus was that if you want to develop a really successful iOS app, you should provide a feature that many users complain is missing from the iPhone or iPad—just make sure it’s not a missing feature that everyone complains about.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sarah” for the heads up.]