Can anyone point me at an example of an app in Apple's store that has one version for ipad 1/2 and a 2nd for ipad 3? I can't seem to find any. I can find universal apps listed for ipone and ipad, apps that show up as iphone and HD versions of the apps for ipad, apps that are limited to certain hardware (iphone 4 only) but none that have the same app show up as ipad 1/2 and then another download for ipad3.
Unlike the Google marketplace, the store doesn't filter apps out to the appropriate version for your device.
Embedding both SD and HD folios in 1 app isn't going to cut it here due to download sizes.
We are looking at alternative solutions to this problem but I can't promise any immediate product offerings.
Personally I find text quite pixelated when an SD folio is viewed on iPad3, which is pretty disappointing as text should look pin sharp on the iPad3. So I'm sure the only thing to do for the HD device is to create at 2048 resolution. Obviously file size does come in to play, but then compounded by the fact, that most of the time I cant use PDF file format, as it creates dead areas in scolling frames. But I'm now used to the continuous work arounds, its almost part of the challenge :-)
NB John I hope to have an App (single issue) out in a few weeks with 2 versions SD and HD I'll keep you posted if you are interested.
I’d certainly be interested…but FWIW, I’m not seeing that big a problem.
We have pages on an app that we’re just testing now and without zooming you really need to be looking for the difference on the scrollable text and text in MSOs.
We will have two apps (SD, HD) up on the App Store in the next month or so. See my detailed post on client feedback on the process here:
I'll post once we have them both up for others to see.
This is really bad design, sorry.
And I would not rely on apple to approve a few app-tandems like this.
Also, this brings so many other problems in terms of marketing, updating and device visibility in the app store.
The former way of using "HD" in the app name to distinguish non-universal apps that are separate for iPhone and iPad. Because the HD-iPad version brought a totally new set of interaction models, display layouts and wire frames, it was OK to submit and charge twice.
You did not found two apps of the same iPhone app for retina and non-retina.
This would be just against apple's philosophy of app shipment.
I really hope you get your app live and that your efforts in creating both will be rewarded.
But I really hope this will be no standard in the future.
And we heard adobe is working on addressing something in that area and hope we can see some improvements later this year.
Forgive me but what else can you do other than create 2 Apps? std def and hi-def. What would happen with an Objective C app for instance?
What happens with iphone 3 and 4 apps? Are they created as one App but the content changes dynamically? I guess it must be like that if Johannes is makeing the point. But I dont agree that Apple would not approve 2 versions for std and hi-res screens, then again they can be a funny bunch!
I suppose, though if John M is asking to be informed when Apple approves both, then reading between the lines, Adobe dont actually know for sure that they will be both approved!!
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