Do I still have to support iOS 4.3?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by mikezang, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. mikezang macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. Duncan C macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  3. mikezang, Nov 26, 2012
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    mikezang thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I will try to track users who downloaded my app and check if they are still using 4.3.
     
  4. loon3y macrumors 65816

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    how do u track that?
     
  5. mikezang thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Google Analytics
     
  6. ritesh2408 macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  7. mikezang, Nov 28, 2012
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    mikezang thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  8. ritesh2408 macrumors newbie

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    Yes Fully provides detail analytics for every iOS device.

    And about creating Universal app in Xcode, just google it..
     
  9. mikezang thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I mean for universal in flurry...
     
  10. loon3y macrumors 65816

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  11. mikezang thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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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