September 9, 2013 Last Updated 7:31 am

Developers continue to release vital updates before release of iOS 7

Tomorrow’s Apple iPhone event looms in front of developers who will want to make sure their apps continue to function and look appropriate following the release of iOS 7. Apple has not said if it will release its newest version of its mobile operating system tomorrow, but judging by some of the app updates released recently, a number of media app developers are betting on it.

Kindle-app-icon-smAmazon.com, for instance, released an update to its Kindle eBooks reading app that all but says the update is vital if readers will want to continue using the app following an upgrade to iOS 7.

“This is a fix for a Kindle issue with the upcoming iOS7 OS upgrade that may cause customers to have to re-register and re-download books from Amazon. Please download and install – this is a required update before upgrading to iOS7,” the app description says.

Next Issue, the digital newsstand that is a joint venture of some of the world’s largest magazine publishers, also updated its iOS app this weekend, though its app description does not directly mention iOS 7.

Instead, the update mentions the ability to download issues over 3G and 4G, as well as enhancements and bug fixes.

But the app description also mentions that the update is a major change to its app.

“Note: If there are downloaded magazines on your device, they will be automatically migrated to a new format the first time you launch after the app has been updated. This is a one-time event and will only take a minute or so. Thanks for your patience and rest assured – your future downloads will be much faster,” the app description states.

NDFootball-iPad-lgThe Notre Dame Athletics app, designed and built by Joe Zeff Design, was also updated to version 1.2, though only bug fixes are mentioned in the app description.

The app was built using the Adobe DPS which, like other digital publishing platforms, was recently updated itself to make sure it was compliant with iOS 7.

The app has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from readers since it release late last year. Unfortunately, things didn’t go well for Notre Dame’s football team this weekend as it lost to the University of Michigan. Oh well, it’s a long season, right?

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