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Old Nov 25, 2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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Do I still have to support iOS 4.3?

My app was developed since iOS 3, there is some weak point.

I want to recreate it using storyboard and ARC and so on, but I am not sure if it is nice choice because storyboard can not be used below iOS 5.

What do you think about this? Please give me your suggestion.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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My app was developed since iOS 3, there is some weak point.

I want to recreate it using storyboard and ARC and so on, but I am not sure if it is nice choice because storyboard can not be used below iOS 5.

What do you think about this? Please give me your suggestion.
It's a business decision as much as anything. You will lose some users if you drop support for iOS 4.x. Not very many however (less than 10%).

Our company made the decision a while ago to drop support for anything before 5.0, at least for new app development. We make fairly heavy use of the new parent/child view controller support added in 5.0, and have gotten very used to ARC. (It makes life easier.)

We haven't had to do major changes to our existing apps, and I would hesitate to drop 4.x support unless there was a compelling reason to do so.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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It's a business decision as much as anything. You will lose some users if you drop support for iOS 4.x. Not very many however (less than 10%).

Our company made the decision a while ago to drop support for anything before 5.0, at least for new app development. We make fairly heavy use of the new parent/child view controller support added in 5.0, and have gotten very used to ARC. (It makes life easier.)

We haven't had to do major changes to our existing apps, and I would hesitate to drop 4.x support unless there was a compelling reason to do so.
I will try to track users who downloaded my app and check if they are still using 4.3.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:21 AM   #4
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I will try to track users who downloaded my app and check if they are still using 4.3.


how do u track that?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:30 AM   #5
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how do u track that?
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:11 AM   #6
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Check out Flurry Analytics

We are using it. It is most popular & best analytics solution for mobile apps right now..

And From me personal experience you can easily drop support for iOS 4.3
Because from our apps I can say that users of iOS 4.3 are less then 1 % of total users who use our apps.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:42 AM   #7
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Check out Flurry Analytics

We are using it. It is most popular & best analytics solution for mobile apps right now..

And From me personal experience you can easily drop support for iOS 4.3
Because from our apps I can say that users of iOS 4.3 are less then 1 % of total users who use our apps.
Thanks for your info about Flurry, but I am not sure how can I select universal app on startup page, do you have any idea?
By the way, does flurry provide detail analytics for iPhone4S, iPad Mini and so on?
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Thanks for your info about Flurry, but I am not sure how can I select universal app on startup page, do you have any idea?
By the way, does flurry provide detail analytics for iPhone4S, iPad Mini and so on?
Yes Fully provides detail analytics for every iOS device.

And about creating Universal app in Xcode, just google it..
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:57 AM   #9
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Yes Fully provides detail analytics for every iOS device.

And about creating Universal app in Xcode, just google it..
I mean for universal in flurry...
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which is better? google or flurry?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 01:01 AM   #11
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which is better? google or flurry?
If you only want to know so then Google is better.
If you want to know device name then Flurry is better.
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