How difficult would adjusting your apps to 9:5 be?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by ArtOfWarfare, Apr 10, 2012.

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How difficult would adjusting your apps to 9:5 be?

  1. I wouldn't have to do anything.

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. Not as difficult as adding Retina.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. As difficult as adding Retina.

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  4. More difficult than adding Retina.

    5 vote(s)
    29.4%
  5. It'd be a nightmare.

    8 vote(s)
    47.1%
  1. ArtOfWarfare, Apr 10, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012

    ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    #1
    http://www.macrumors.com/2012/04/10...nch-iphone-display-by-increasing-height-only/

    If Apple were to introduce a phone with a 9:5 screen ratio, how difficult would it be for you to adjust your apps to it?

    (I allow multiple choice for if the difficulty would vary from app to app.)

    Also, if you're not a developer, feel free to comment, but please don't vote. The idea is to get a more experienced opinion with this poll.
     
  2. HiRez macrumors 603

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    #2
    Adding a new aspect ratio definitely makes it more difficult than adding a new resolution at the same aspect (of course using the same aspect AND resolution would be no work at all).

    It really depends on the type of app, those using standard UI elements (tab bars, scrolling lists, etc.) like Mail or Safari would be fairly easy to make work on a different resolution and/or aspect ratio. But those using custom user interfaces would have potentially a lot more work to do (or higher cost if they're paying artists), which is a real burden for small teams or independent developers who are already trying to do everything.
     
  3. cMacSW macrumors regular

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    For me it would be difficult as I'm using a lot of custom views.
     
  4. samdev, Apr 11, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012

    samdev macrumors regular

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    #4
    The width remains the same, but the height increases by 192 pixels?

    Hmmm...keep the app the same, but stick 3 rows of iAds in there. :)

    [edit]
    Oops, my mistake. Those are Retina pixels. It's only increased by 96 pixels.
     
  5. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    #5
    It would be difficult for me because I'd have to rearrange my entire scenes which are laid out with a very specific artistic feel. Not to mention I'd have to move around emitters and all kinds of crap.
     
  6. ArtOfWarfare thread starter macrumors 604

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    Hah, but aren't iAds 100 pixels tall? Thus you can squeeze two more in.
     
  7. dejo Moderator

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    iPhone iAd sizes are 50pts high portrait and 32pts high landscape.

    (No wonder you weren't making any money from them, Art. :) I keed, I keed).
     
  8. ArtOfWarfare thread starter macrumors 604

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    Oh, I thought those were the pre-Retina sizes. Guess I Retina'd the Retina graphics....

    wait a minute, no I didn't. I said 100 pixels. Not points.
     
  9. dejo Moderator

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    Whoops. My bad.
     

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