On June 6th iOS 5 was previewed by Apple which is expected to release this fall. Over 200 new features were added out of which only 10 key features were displayed. Though the iOS 5 looks promising but it may very well destroy the lives of several developers who are based on a full time earning from the Apple App Store. This is primarily due to the launch of a new feature called Reminders. With reminders Apple users can create and manage lists, reminders etc. This is a serious blow to all the Utility App developers who are charging money for their very won list management App.
Apple also told its users that Reminders will support some cool features like GEO-Alarm. So you can set an alarm once you arrive or leave a particular destination. Developers know that Apple promises to make great Apps for their user base. Apps like iWork for iPhones, Garageband, iMovie are prime example of Apple standards when it comes to premium quality Apps. With the release of the iOS 5 this fall reminders will come by default with any iOS upgrade.
On the other hand several Utility App developers are rethinking their strategy to keep up with the changing times. Some of the best paid Apps who are likely to get hampered after the release of reminders are as follows.
1. 2DO – This is one of the best list management App out there in the App Store and comes at a price of $6.99
2. List Master - Another great App with extensive list management features and robust statistics and insight. Comes at a price of $5.99
3. Things – Another list based reminder App with a very easy to use and friendly interface. Priced at $9.99
With the high competition among utility App developers it will be interesting to see how they cope up with the release of the inbuilt Reminder App in iOS 5.
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