ipad apps on iphone

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by frunkis54, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. frunkis54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009
    i know its been stated that any iphone apps will work on the ipad but will ipad apps work on iphone?
  2. RoyalKay macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2008
    No, applications written for the iPad will not work on iPhones, because the screen design will not transfer. You can zoom in on an app and make it usable, but you cannot zoom out and still be able to read it.
  3. frunkis54 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009
    thats what i thought. thanks.
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Yeah, it is doubtful that an app written for the iPad will work on the iPhone because of the difference in screen resolutions.
  5. jah5869 macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2010
  6. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    "Universal Applications"

    A single binary can be packed with enough info to run as an iPhone or iPad app.

    Curious to see how developers will use this. Wouldn't you think they would want a separate app for iPhone and iPad? (ie. charging for both)
  7. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    This isn't really the same thing as iPad apps running on an iPhone. There can be three types of apps:

    1. iPhone/iPod Touch apps like we are used to. They will run on these two devices plus scaled up on the iPad.

    2. iPad-only apps. These will only run on the iPad.

    3. Universal apps. These can run on any device, but in most cases it's not going to be the same looking app on both. There will be a smaller iPhone interface and a larger iPad interface, and presumably other features could be limited to one device or the other too. Basically it's like 1 and 2 combined into one binary. Ultimately you aren't going to get the same experience on the iPhone and iPad (unless the developer does a crappy job of making the iPad parts).
  8. Clifton01 macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2011
    I don’t think so that all iPad apps will work on iPhone, because iPad apps are created exclusively for iPad users so that the users get the best experience. Creating an iPad app is not a tough job to do; it can be done with few simple steps with the help of a professional.
  9. Hunto1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2011

    Yes, it's is Possible! I just recently downloaded world of goo (an iPad app) and got it installed on my iPod Touch 3rd Gen. 4.2.1. It dose require to be jailbroken (Use GreenPois0n). You also must have iFile and Safari Download Manager to make your life easier while doing this.
  10. SOZE8 macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2011
    So how do I install iPad apps on iphone4 ineed to put like
    Few ipad apps on my iphone4 on version 4.1 still. I'm
    Already jail broken got Ipa how do edit it to run on iPhone?What to edit?

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