One Rect For All specificaiton

Colin Holgate colinholgate at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 03:09:16 CET 2016


My login to the forum seems not to be working, otherwise I would post a reply.

From the information, it seems like it’s a Portrait app. I think Apple’s response is incorrect, and that trying to appeal to them might be successful.

There’s a difference between what I was talking about, where you support iPhone 4 but not iPhone 5, that’s not allowed any more, and the report that’s in the forum. If you have an iPhone-only app, and someone uses it on an iPad, it’s bound to have borders if you have done exactly iPhone sizes.


> On Feb 8, 2016, at 8:57 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:
> 
> Last month I asked:
> 
>> Colin Holgate wrote:
>> 
>> > Being letterboxed isn’t a quality issue, it isn’t even bad. It’s just
>> > that Apple would reject the app.
>> 
>> On what grounds?
> 
> If there was an answer I missed it, but it seems Apple prefers that users get the full benefit of their screen size.
> 
> A fella in the forums has had an app rejected from that:
> <http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=26492>
> 
> Personally, it seems an understandable position from a phone maker: phones are small enough as it is, why use less of the screen than is there?
> 
> It's not a platform thing, it's a quality thing.  If you want your user to feel good about running your app on the phone they choose, why not take a few minutes to resize the screen elements so that can happen?
> 
> I can appreciate the development time savings with letterboxing, but I'm with Apple on this, it just isn't an optimal experience for the user, on any platform.
> 
> Maybe one of the advocates of letterboxing here can drop into that forum thread to help Joel out.
> 
> I look forward to seeing what gets posted there.  Hopefully I'll learn how letterboxing can be useful.
> 
> -- 
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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