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iPhone apps on ipad

11-12-2013, 02:27 AM
iPhone apps on ipad

Does anyone know why some iPhone apps do not appear in the App Store on the iPad.

I like Big Fish Games but the eyes aren't quite as good as they used to be so I usually buy the iPhone version and play on the iPad but every so often there is a game that is on the iPhone App Store but not the iPhone section on the iPad App Store. Why is this?

Eg Grim Facade : Cost of Jealousy - on iPhone not on iPhone only on iPad

Haunted Legends - The Undertaker - on iPhone and iPhone only on ipad
11-12-2013, 04:46 AM
Don't know, but same with the iPhone appstore.. we can't display iPad apps.
11-12-2013, 05:09 AM
Originally Posted by Gov View Post
Don't know, but same with the iPhone appstore.. we can't display iPad apps.
Yes and thats on all iPad apps but the other way round its only on a few.

Very strange
11-12-2013, 05:24 AM
I think that there are a few companies who make one app strictly for the iPhone, and another strictly for the iPad (forcing a "double dip" for those who want to play on both devices) but was not aware that Big Fish did this with any of their games. I normally buy the iPad versions of Big Fish games anyway, simply because the resolution is better and small objects are easier to see.
11-12-2013, 05:51 AM
This is the reason i only buy - Universal apps. The little + sign next to the "BUY/FREE" box means it is just one unified app, which works on both iPhone/iPad. Because i bought Doodle Jump for iPhone.... Now i have to buy it again for iPad (HD), which i will get soon. Don't really want to buy the same app twice!

Last edited by Gov; 11-12-2013 at 05:54 AM.
11-12-2013, 07:27 AM
I have a tab at the top after searching which says iPad only, you can drop this down and change it show iPhone apps. I'm assuming universal apps will show up in either search.

I'm prefer not having iPhone apps show up as I've accidentally bought iPhone apps, which are ok to play on my mini but look awful on my daughters ipad2, I never knew that tip about the plus sign. I'm such a noob lol