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iPhone: Truncated App names?

01-16-2009, 04:01 PM
#1
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: California
Posts: 168
Truncated App names?

Why do developers release games with names that are too long for display on an iPhone/touch? A recent example is Bomber Online which shows up as Bombe...line.

No different than if touc...cade was at the top of this page, ugly!
01-16-2009, 04:07 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 858
Haha, this is one of those petty things that makes me disproportionately annoyed. I wish they'd just pick a single word or something.

Also, this probably won't be a popular opinion, especially among jailbreakers, but I also don't care for the icons that aren't kept in a standard box shape. It would be one thing if all of the icons were "cut outs", but as it is, it just looks strange to have 15 boxes and one random shape.

Not big issues by any means... but little quibbles that I'd be happy to see go away.

01-16-2009, 04:09 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 6,509
*cough*ocd*cough*
01-16-2009, 04:10 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 430
The answer is final fit and polish. Some people got it, some don't.

I've made a lot of games. You've played them.
01-16-2009, 04:23 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: England
Posts: 1,817
Things like this really annoy me as well. Especially the length of app names and whether they are in a box or not. Another small thing that annoys me is if the icon isn't "3D" like all the others, but that's not so bad...

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01-16-2009, 04:27 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 73
1. jb device
2. install winterboard
3. hide titles / resize font/ change font/ etc
4. profit
01-16-2009, 11:59 PM
#8
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Location: California
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamazar View Post
*cough*ocd*cough*
lol
01-17-2009, 12:03 AM
#9
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Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posts: 1,401
Here's some more info on the subject: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=1127
01-17-2009, 12:09 AM
#10
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whats incredibly annoying is that the BIG DEVS make this mistake most often...

i.e. HERO...SPARTA. Why not HeroOfSparta? or Sparta? or HoS??? it's 2 friggin letters


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