App optimization for 12.9" Pro

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  1. Kelson13 macrumors member

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    I've got a 2017 12.9" iPad Pro on order, but I am curious - how common is it to find apps not optimized for a 12.9" screen?

    I'm just curious to know how often I should expect apps (especially games) to be configured to display well in the larger format vs. not. This won't change my order - just curious since it's been awhile since the 1st gen 12.9" models came out.

    Thank you!
     
  2. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    So far none of my apps are unoptimsied although Im only using Hidden Folks, Swift Playgrounds, and Netflix. Wait Reddit also and its not really optimized as its current implementation of SplitView support is agregious only supporting the 75/25 split, which is never what I need, how about 50/50 huh. Other then that most apps Ive seen look to support the 12.9 just fine, in Safari I haven't ran into any weird websites either.
     
  3. dohspc macrumors regular

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    Been a 12.9 user since the first one. iPad apps even if not optimized are not so bad but noticeable especially when you bring the keyboard up. One of the worst is Facebook still not optimized, lazy developers are the worst. iPhone only apps are horrible on the 12.9.
     
  4. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Facebook, Snapchat, and instagram are awful apps
     
  5. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    Instagram doesn't have an iPad app
     
  6. Kelson13 thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't even know that some apps only support certain ratios. Huh.
     
  8. JohnnyGo macrumors 6502a

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    It would be a significant incentive for app updates if Apple would show in the App Store compatibility for Split View (50/50, 80/20) and iPad Pro optimization
     
  9. Kelson13 thread starter macrumors member

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    That would be good to know, indeed! Some sort of icons for 12.9 optimization, split views supported, etc. - all good to have when considering apps to buy.
     
  10. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Why would people use Snapchat on the iPad?

    Also instagram isn't on any iPad size.
     
  11. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Google Maps in particular is annoying for not supporting split View. It does work at full 12.9" resolution though.
     
  12. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    It's not so much that the app can shut off certain ratios, but that they turned on the flag that tells the OS it supports split view / dynamic layout without actually fully supporting dynamic layout in the app itself.

    Reddit and Dark Sky both do this, and usually you get garbage if you make their app too small in split view. Clipped controls and views usually.
     
  13. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    The fact that Facebook still hasn't updated their app is just laughable!
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    The fact Facebook hasn't even got spiltscreen is a joke too really.
     
  15. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Your asking me?? Why would people use these apps on the phone they are toxic buggy messes full of bugs and battery killing location services.
     
  16. BigAppleNYC123 macrumors regular

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    Pardon my skepticism but... or.. scare away prospective consumers who see many apps are not optimized. I wish they would take your suggestion though. I just don’t think they will.
     
  17. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Would love to see something like that.
     

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