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TouchArcade app iPhone 6/plus support

10-25-2014, 08:14 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 111
TouchArcade app iPhone 6/plus support

when will the Touch arcade app be updated to support the native resolution of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus?
10-29-2014, 04:12 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 22
Seconded. This app has been yearning for an update for a long, long time.

10-29-2014, 04:16 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,696
Starting to look like it's not going to happen. It's going to be very, very expensive and it's questionable whether or not it would even get approved again with how much Apple has cracked down on similar apps. Investing the money to totally redo it to be iPhone 6/6 Plus and iOS 8 optimized and have it get rejected would be catastrophic to TouchArcade. It's functional now, it just doesn't look as good as it could.
10-30-2014, 03:21 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 111
I understand... (Sad face)
10-30-2014, 03:25 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 860
Have you ever considered using web apps? That's what iClarified did to get around Apple's security and it works rather well.

Your sister site Appshopper has even more to gain from doing this.
10-30-2014, 03:42 PM
#6
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Location: Barcelona
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In a perfect world both TA and AppShopper would have things that are like bare bones apps which essentially just push notifications that then throw you into a super slick web view that almost feels like an app. It just comes down to resources to do it and the risk vs reward of investing those resources into a huge new project that might not get any more traction than existing services.
10-31-2014, 12:51 PM
#7
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eli View Post
Starting to look like it's not going to happen. It's going to be very, very expensive and it's questionable whether or not it would even get approved again with how much Apple has cracked down on similar apps. Investing the money to totally redo it to be iPhone 6/6 Plus and iOS 8 optimized and have it get rejected would be catastrophic to TouchArcade. It's functional now, it just doesn't look as good as it could.


Curious, what problem does Apple now have with the TouchArcade app versus acceptance when it was initially launched? What are they cracking down on? The fact that you give apps ratings?
10-31-2014, 01:25 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lookmark View Post


Curious, what problem does Apple now have with the TouchArcade app versus acceptance when it was initially launched? What are they cracking down on? The fact that you give apps ratings?
It's sort of the same problem as AppGratis and other sorta similar but sorta not apps have had in the past- http://allthingsd.com/20130410/apple...ore-crackdown/

Basically Apple wants to be in charge of app recommendation. While our app does a lot of things, it also does that. We've had approval drama in the past, and while they've told me we're "in good standing" now, you never know when that might change with a new developer agreement or whatever else. The slight chance of that happening makes devoting very significant financial resources a risky gamble when TouchArcade never has been and likely will be never featured on the App Store because of all this drama.
11-01-2014, 02:54 AM
#9
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 22
Figured I'd list this for those who jailbreak. Biggest kicker for me on this app not being updated since iOS6 is lacking the swipe from left to go back feature.

SwipeNav adds this for all iOS6- apps that use UINavigation, which the TA app does.

ForceGoodFit makes any old app load with the new resolutions, many apps will load perfectly fine, as long as dimensions or positions weren't pixel counted, unfortunately for TA app the right hand suggested apps were in this category, so they end up behind the main content and are unusable, but this minor downside was well worth it for me to not have blurry blown up graphics for one of my most used apps.

Sorry if that's a bit long-winded, but if it helps even a single other person, here it will have been worth it.

I too would chime in with my desire for an update, as it was once one of the most slick looking/feature-wise apps on my phone way back when it was released, but I also can definitely understand the above reasoning. Here's hoping something happens that changes this situation and makes it feasible though, because I do think it puts the site in a bad light to have such an out-dated app in its name.
11-01-2014, 04:43 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 111
Start a petition lmao JK.