App Developer Inconsistencies

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Snapperjw, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Snapperjw macrumors regular

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    With the launch of the iPad 11 inch we know there are a host of apps that need updating due to aspect ratio issues.

    I'm just so surprised with app developers that will provide an update for one app within their portfolio but not another. A good example is BBC. Their Weather app is now updated, their Sports app seem to work from day 1 but something such as BBC iPlayer and BBC News as the old aspect ratio and thus the borders.

    Similar Google. YouTube looks good but Google Maps is terrible.

    I guess it's different scrum teams with different backlogs with different priorities!
     
  2. AutomaticApple macrumors 68000

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    Wait, seriously?
     
  3. Snapperjw thread starter macrumors regular

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    No borders on the left and right, isn’t that how it should be?
     

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  4. Entopia7 macrumors regular

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    YouTube isn’t completely updated for the menu bar on the new iPads. That black bar at the bottom of the screen shouldn’t be there, and YouTube still throws all apps into compatibility mode when you split screen.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    These developers are in it for the money and will only put labor into what is making them money. Some apps will never be fixed, it is up to the developer.
     
  6. Snapperjw thread starter macrumors regular

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    Totally agree but you would think big organisation such as the BBC and Google would have their sh*t together and update and release within a few days of the new model going live.
     
  7. ManyThreads macrumors member

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    YouTube looks like ass because you apparently can no longer view anything over 1080P, but the app itself (menus, boarders, etc.) plays nicely with the iPad Pro's new aspect ratio for the most part.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Google does not care what they look like on our Apple devices.
     
  9. MisterSavage macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately not the case. Last year it took until early December before the Gmail iOS app was updated for iPhone X resolution.

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/5/16737108/gmail-iphone-x-imap-email-support
     
  10. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Developers had no idea about new dimensions, aspect ratio, and homebar until it was officially announced, updates take time.
     
  11. Shadow Jolteon macrumors regular

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    This kind of thing has always annoyed and confused me, as well. It's especially perplexing in the example you give. I would think BBC would want to have their news and iPlayer applications updated before anything else. Maybe it's a case of different teams within the BBC controlling the different apps and making those decisions independently, or they could be contracting out development of that software to different developers.
     
  12. ManyThreads macrumors member

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    I think they do. Reports suggest Google will pay Apple $9 Billion in 2018 and $12 Billion in 2019 to remain the Safari default search engine. Google's suite of apps generally works very well on the iPad, such as Gmail, Maps, Chrome, Calendars, Google Music, Photos (including unlimited free photo storage) etc. Google Drive is even integrated with Apple's Files app, and many iPad Apps automatically support Google Drive's cloud service. They very much want iOS users in their ecosystem. The only exception seems to be YouTube where they can't agree on a codec.

    I have my iPad set up entirely to use Google Apps wherever possible and for me personally anyway, it's an even better experience. Chrome, Google Maps, Gmail, etc. are all much better than the Apple equivalents, in my personal opinion and for my usage so I am very happy to have the choice between two very polished app suites.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Glad to see you are happy “hugging” google products, but I refuse to do so. U til google stops being “deceptive” about it use of our data, I choose to decline their use.
     
  14. YourArsenal87 macrumors newbie

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    +1
     
  15. ManyThreads macrumors member

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    Kind of an odd reply - I am not "hugging" anything so I am not sure what gave you that impression. I own more Apple products than anything else. You seem offended, so I apologize if I said anything that upset you. I use what works best for me personally from a productivity standpoint and sometimes that is a Google app and sometimes that is a native Apple app sometimes it's a third party app. In my world, time is money. What's wrong with using the best, most productive tool for the job at hand? Like I said, we're lucky to have two polished app suites to pick and choose from.

    Apple does not have a flawless data track record either. Anyone truly worried about their online data security wouldn't want to be using either. If you use credit cards, points cards, have a Facebook account, etc. there is an enormous amount of data sharing happening there too. I remember reading a recent story of a 16 year old who was able to hack into Apple's servers and access customer accounts. It's virtually impossible to be online and have complete control over our data usage.
     

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