Auto Layout in iOS6 SDK for larger screened iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Technarchy, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Any real developers able to comment in this "auto layout" part of iOS 6?

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-5...that-bigger-iphone-will-launch/?tag=txt;title

     
  2. sixteen12 macrumors regular

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    Probably makes it easier to create both iPad and iPhone apps.
     
  3. akac macrumors 6502

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    It exists in Lion, so its a tech that's been around for a year on the desktop - now coming to iOS. It replaces the old struts and springs. Nothing to see.
     
  4. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    This, it's nothing really new. It helps to solve an issue which comes up especially when creating an app that can be used in portrait or landscape.
     
  5. MattInOz macrumors 68030

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    Well it helps massively in Localizing an app to other languages.
     
  6. petsounds macrumors 65816

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  7. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like you like climbing on your horse more than actually reading. Announced features are not included in the NDA, and nobody here said anything about how it works, just the problem that it solves. Hell, you don't even need to be an iOS developer to understand how this helps a problem.
     
  8. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    This could also be for handling the fact that navigation notification banners shrink the height of apps?
     
  9. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    The call bar did that before and it was something that developers had to keep in mind.
     
  10. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Cheers
     
  11. pmz macrumors 68000

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    Um, duh.

    This is 100% exactly what has been expected.

    From the very first rumor of a taller iPhone, and the very first renders of what iOS would look like, every one with the slightest development knowledge or simply casual programming awareness KNEW that Apple would be including some very simple APIs.

    Very simple, to allow you to simply update your App for iOS 6, and it would automatically be formatted correctly on iPhone 4S and lower, and the new iPhone.
     
  12. petsounds macrumors 65816

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    I wasn't referring to anyone in this thread. But in general people throw around confidential information like it's nothing. And though you can talk about the *existence* of a feature in iOS6, the specifics of the APIs are certainly under NDA until release.
     

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