iOS App Submissions to be iOS7 Optimised by Feb 1 2014
Apple recently posted the following news on their development portal:
“Starting February 1, new apps and app updates submitted to the App Store must be built with the latest version of Xcode 5 and must be optimized for iOS 7.”
Apple are well known for pushing adoption of their most recent operating systems and, with a release supporting massive design changes, iOS7 is no exception.
What does this mean for existing iOS Apps?
In order to pass Apple review, developers will be required to publish existing apps in Xcode 5 and ensure they are fully optimised for iOS7. For existing app owners who are wanting an update to their application(s), this may mean additional development work in order to ensure your apps conform to the latest in iOS Human Interface Guidelines.
This move by Apple will help ensure consistency in apps published to the App Store, whilst urging developers to get on board with the latest Xcode technology.
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