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.
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.
Dan Benjamin talks with Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper and co-founder of Tumblr about inspiration, development, design, creativity, making the transition to independence, and more.