Aviary iOS SDK: iOS 7 Timeline

A quick message for devs building apps for iOS 7.

The Aviary iOS team is this close to finalizing our iOS 7-compatible SDK! Here’s a quick timeline for your reference as you plan your app’s transition to the new OS.

## The Now:

We’ve distributed a beta version of our iOS 7-compatible SDK to all of our existing partners. (if you don’t have yours - send us an email). This version of the SDK will compile properly for iOS 7. The UI design is identical to our current, iOS 6 SDK. Important: You should NOT submit with this build, as it is will not be approved by Apple.

## The next couple of weeks:

We’ll be sending out a releasable version of the iOS 7-compatible SDK which you can swap into your integration and submit to the App Store whenever you’re ready. We are working around the clock to get this to you as quickly as possible, but our priority is making sure that you have a perfectly stable build for your updated app – so this may mean a few extra days of testing and tweaking (especially as the iOS7 GM is not yet available). We’ll also be providing guidelines that help you use our Desktop Customizer App to create an iOS-7 like “flat design” at this time.

## The next month:

Partners who have indicated an interest in an early build will receive a beta of our shiny new iOS 7-optimized SDK. We’re not quite ready to share the new designs with the world (some of which will be informed and optimized by user behavior we observe once iOS7 itself released). But keep an eye on this blog and we’ll keep you posted on our progress.

If you’re interested in getting on the beta list, get in touch and we’ll be happy to review your app and let you know if you qualify for early access.

## The Fall (tentatively October)

The final release date for our iOS 7-optimized SDK will depend on the kind of feedback we receive from beta partners, and how much tweaking we need to do. That said, we are currently aiming to roll it out to all partners sometime in October. This SDK will have an updated look & feel to fit in right at home with your app as you go “all in” with iOS 7.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We’re so excited about the possibilities of iOS 7 and can’t wait to see what all our amazing partners come up with this year!