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Maggio No Longer Recommending Newsstand Apps To Publisher Clients, and Here's Why
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Maggio No Longer Recommending Newsstand Apps To Publisher Clients, and Heres Why


Maggio No Longer Recommending Newsstand Apps To Publisher Clients, and Here's Why

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Richard Harris Richard Harris

iOS newsstand apps have long been a puzzle for some developers because the newsstand in general is a separate counterpart to the actual app store itself. While newsstand apps are indeed real apps, they tend to be forgotten and more buried than a normal app would be because they get tucked away in a separate newsstand app all together that forces a rather odd grouping of newsstand periodicals in relation to other apps on your phone.

Today in a blog post by Marko Karppinen;
"In 2012, John Gruber said that Newsstand is a place where apps go to be forgotten. Today the Newsstand app is much worse. The folder-like design in iOS 5 and iOS 6 has been replaced with an opaque app icon. The end result is so horrible that it’s hard to avoid thinking it was done maliciously: if someone was tasked with hiding away a set of unwanted apps, they would be likely to come back with a design that was something very much like the iOS 7 Newsstand."

Because of the changes, Marko and his group at Maggio have decided to stop recommending to their clients that they should publish to the newsstand. He gives a few different reasons in the post, which is definitely worth the read if you have an upcoming app set to go into the Apple newsstand.

Read more: http://markokarppinen.com/post/64104789298/in-ios-...

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