Does App Slicing work cross-platform?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by mark-vdw, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. mark-vdw macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2013
    Question out of curiosity (a few google searches didn't explicitly answer it for me): does iOS 9 App Thinning functionality allow developers to create a single universal app across iOS, tvOS and watchOS, with the App Store being smart enough to download only the relevant modules to each device? Or does each platform require a seperate app, grouped together via Universal Purchase, and does App Thinning only remove the differences within a specific platform (e.g. binaries optimized for iPhone 5 vs 6)?
  2. Mascots macrumors 68000


    Sep 5, 2009
    This from Apple may be able to answer your question:

    So it sounds like they are completely separate applications that the App Store will allow to share resources (minus WatchKit for on demand since those are technically extensions) and those individual apps will be sliced along the platform built for to devices in that platform (iOS -> iPad, iPhone 5, iPhone 6, etc) | tvOS ->  TV | WatchOS -> 42mm, 38mm).

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