Sketch 43 Beta was released March 8, 2017. In the release notes is a brief sentence that has huge implications: “We have a new file format which is more compact, and enables more powerful integrations for third-party developers”. This could really help Sketch fully transition into a platform with 3rd party plugins and tools that feel truly integrated vs. duct-taped on (or even outside the typical Sketch design flow as we know it today).

Many on Twitter have clued into this.

Jasim A Basheer of Protoship has written a blog post on what this could mean for the Sketch Community. It is  titled “Sketch 43 is coming to town with a new game. An open file format!” – read it on Medium…

Sketch as development platform