Today, Apple unveiled some seriously attractive applications for its mobile devices at the World Wide Developer's Conference in San Francisco. The sad fact for a number of small-time startups is that they directly overlap with their apps and, in many cases, are likely to do the job a little bit better. Here are the app developers that Apple may have put out of business with its new product unveiling today:
Instapaper The primary use of Instapaper is to allow users to save webpages they want to use later. Well now Safari's Read Later feature will be doing just that. Instapaper developer Marco Arment's first reaction on Twitter was: "Shit." But he's looking on the bright side: "At least they're hitting a lot of other apps too. Could be worse," he tweeted. On the upside, Instapaper is still great as an add-on to web browsers like Firefox and Chrome. It's worth mentioning that app reader, Readability will be similarly affected.
Mobile photo apps "Flickr, SmugMug and mobile photo apps like Instagram could be impacted by Photostream, which automatically sends all photos taken on an Apple device to all your other Apple devices, including the Apple TV, and backs them up there for 30 days," writes Liz Gannes at All Things Digital. Other photo apps affected include Camera+ and QuickPix, which will not operate as well as the native Apple apps.