Will devs optimize their apps for iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by VivaLaFisica, Sep 25, 2012.

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Will devs optimize their apps for iPhone 5?

  1. Yes, because it is necessary

    18 vote(s)
    56.3%
  2. Yes, because their apps will get bad reviews

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  3. No; they'll just make a new app.

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  4. No, it's too much of a hassle

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  1. VivaLaFisica macrumors regular

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    #1
    Is it too much of a hassle?

    Would apps have to be optimized for the iPhone 5?

    Would this mess up apps for previous iPhones?

    Will entirely news apps have to be made for different models?
    Example: "Netflix" or "Netflix for iPhone 5"

    Should devs just not fix what isn't broken and iPhone 5 people just deal with the black bars?

    How about the iPhone 5 having its own App Store section?
     
  2. Bathplug, Sep 25, 2012
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    Bathplug macrumors 6502a

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    There is currently a enhanced for iphone 5 section in the featured tab.

    Loads of apps have and are being updated for iphone 5 http://appshopper.com/search/?cat=a...searchdev=all&sort=update&dir=desc&whatsnew=1
     
  3. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    considering the screen size will never go back down, i'd say yes. i'd have said yes anyway, but there's a reason!
     
  4. VivaLaFisica thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't games played on older phones have a stretched looked to it?
     
  5. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    Yes.

    I've already had about 15 emails since Friday from people who use my apps, asking when the iPhone 5 versions will be out.

    In truth, for most apps that use the standard UI, it's a 5-10 minute job to update the app. It gets a lot more complicated when you use non-standard UI's or if you use game engines and the like, however even then, as long as the game engine is half decent, it should be fairly trivial to resize the viewing area.

    The only time it'll be an issue is for developers using the likes of corona sdk with their games, as you stage items just off the edge of the visible display, so every level would need modifying manually, or you'd need to effectively stretch the viewing area.
     
  6. impulse462 Suspended

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    Really waiting for Netflix to update their app. I couldn't watch anything on the 3.5" screen and I would like to see how the experience is with 4". Somehow I still doubt it'll beat the iPad Netflix experience.
     
  7. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    No, they'll be optimized within the app for each app depending on your phone. Just search google and read articles, it's all there
     
  8. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    whats the point of this thread?
    do people really think they arent going to update their apps for the iphone 5?? the latest up to date product.. c'mon use your head
     
  9. VivaLaFisica thread starter macrumors regular

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    One of my favorite apps, Pocket Tanks, JUST got updated last week. The last actual update took forever.

    The answer to your question is yes. I do think that there are some apps that will not get updated for the 5.
     
  10. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    i think they all will.. maybe not at first.
    easiest way is to email the dev
     

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