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UI Dimensions for iPhone

Oct 4, 2012 10:45 AM

Tags: #iphone #ios #ipad #dimensions #iu

What dimensions should I create the UI as for iPhone development in Flash?   


When I created a new AIR for iOS document in Flash 5.5, the default stage size was created at 320 x 480.

 

In Flash 6, the default stage size was created at 640 x 960.

 

I'm assuming this is due to the use of the Retina Displays in the newer iPhones. 

 

So, do I build the app at 640x960?  And I assume the images will appear at their proper size on the iPhone? 

 

Will it automatically resize the app to 320x480 for older iPhones?

 

Do I need to create a different version for iPads?

 

Thanks for any input on this basic question.

 

Mike

 
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    Oct 4, 2012 1:23 PM   in reply to mrwizzer2

    You must keep the ratio of the screen, as your application will resize it to fit.

     

    I use the same file for both iOS and Android, just change the proportion

     
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    Mar 28, 2013 9:45 AM   in reply to esdebon

    Hello there- sounds like you could answer a question- so to clarify, if I build an iPhone app in Flash CS5 at 320x480 for the iPhone4, and then install it on an iPhone5, the newer iPhone will automatically resize the app to fit?

     

    And does the iPad also automatically resize a 320x480 app as well?

     

    Thank you in advance, I appreciate it!

     
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    Mar 28, 2013 9:53 AM   in reply to cubsfan2010

    The app is resized, but no fit, the app keep the ratio of the screen.

     
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    Mar 28, 2013 10:27 AM   in reply to esdebon

    Thank you for you help, I appreciate it. Have another question or two if I

    may:

     

    Are there any potential issues or guidelines concerning text fonts when

    creating a Flash iPhone app?

    Should you stick to standard fonts found most computers?

    If an unusual font is used, will "embedding" the font in the Flash file

    mean that any user on any device will be able to see it?

    Should we always embed fonts in our Flash files?

     

    More than a few I guess, but I really appreciate your time!

     

    Terry

     
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