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App developers forced to submit Retina Display screenshots

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    sparkyscott21 Moderator Staff Member

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    Apple on Tuesday notified members of its iOS Developer Program that they will be required to provide high-resolution, Retina Display compatible screenshots when initially submitting or updating an app through iTunes Connect.


    The note sent out to third-party software developers says that any future updates will not be approved by Apple unless 960x640 pixel screenshot is included, a change from the company's earlier policy which supported Retina Display screenshots but did not require them.



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    Previously, non-Retina Display images and apps were scaled up from their native 480x320 pixel resolution on devices that sport the high-resolution display, and many apps in the App Store have yet to support to the higher pixel count.

    Currently, the only Apple products to boast the Retina Display are the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and the fourth generation iPod touch, however speculations that the much-rumored next-generation iPad will include its own high-resolution display have been


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    Wow, if this decision is not reversed this could be the beginning of the end for apple? On the other hand, this technology could be used to secure credit card/ banking transactions soon.
     
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    The requirement doesn't mean that your apps won't be supported for lower resolution iOS devices, it just means you have to also support the retina display resolution. I for one am super excited about this. As a developer it's minimal inconvenience for Apple to ask everyone to step it up and make updates to improve the quality of the applications that are on people's devices. As a user I am terribly annoyed when developers sit on an app that just works, and cease to put time or effort into tweaking performance, or visual improvements. The end user experience is crucial and making modifications based on customer feedback is one thing of which everyone should strive to take notice.


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    I'm thinking you're missing on the point of what a Retina Display is, as its a Apple's name for a really high definition screen with a 960×640 resolution. This is based on the assertion that a display of approximately 300 ppi at a distance of 12 inches from one's eye is the maximum amount of detail that the human retina can perceive. It has nothing to do with the bio-sensors used for unique identifications which it sounds like you're eluding.
     
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    sparkyscott21 Moderator Staff Member

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    Is there's anything you don't know??


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    sparkyscott21 Moderator Staff Member

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    That is in a very good way, So you know it.....

    No pluses I'm on cell right now unless ya know a way naw,,,,,


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