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What is Aspect ratio independence? Also universal binaries?

robertkdalerobertkdale USAPosts: 912Member
edited October 2012 in Miscellaneous
To begin I would like to ask what is Aspect ratio independence as well as universal binaries?
I noticed that they were prominently listed in the Road Map Update post.

Although I don't know a lot about each I do believe them to be of significant importance.
In sum , can anyone give an example of how this might help in regards to game design?

Thank you for reading my post.

Robert K

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Comments

  • anatomyofdreamsanatomyofdreams Posts: 723Member
    I'm not 100% positive on this one, but i'm pretty sure both have to do with making universal apps. Meaning that the app can be played on an ipad and iphone without having to scale. You've seen plenty of games on the app store with a PLUS symbol next to the price. That, I believe, is what universal binary allows. I'm also assuming that aspect ration independence goes along with that. Meaning that it allows the app to be displayed with varying aspect rations (sizes). I believe these two features kind of go hand in hand. I could be wrong on all of this, but that's my gut.
  • robertkdalerobertkdale USAPosts: 912Member
    Thanks Anatomyofdreams! I can't wait for the update. I was told that iOS6 support is roughly two weeks away. Although I don't know about the other features.

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  • anatomyofdreamsanatomyofdreams Posts: 723Member
    Yeah absolutely, no sweat. Hopefully I'm right on all of that info. Perhaps someone can double check on that. And I'm very excited for updates as well. Good luck with the game you're working on!
  • robertkdalerobertkdale USAPosts: 912Member
    Thanks, and good luck on your game project's as well!

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