Marco Arment is “the guy who does everything for Instapaper.” Marco talks about the very practical and personal, origins of Instapaper, arguably one of the most useful apps for the Mac, the iPhone, and yes, very soon, the iPad. Marco reveals his unusual method of beta-testing, explains why graphics aren’t included in Instapaper-processed articles, and what drove his feature set and pricing decisions for the two versions of the program. He also discusses his iPad expectations, and why he thinks it will be important to have an iPad-native version of Instapaper available as soon as possible.
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Kyle Shank and Marco Arment discuss the world of iPhone development from how they both abuse UIWebView to the App Store.
When we asked Marco Arment to speak at XOXO, he was still developing Instapaper and The Magazine, and Tumblr was an independent startup. Since then, he sold The Magazine to Glenn Fleishman, Instapaper to Betaworks, and Tumblr sold to Yahoo.
In the penultimate episode of our Webstock experience, Pete talks to the man behind Instapaper, Marco Arment. It’s a bit short because Marco is a man in demand (plus, Webstock is pretty cool and why would we deny Marco his own Webstock experience?). They talked about Marco being the saviour of long form journalism and Marco’s two cents on Apple’s new in-app subscription rules.