You have a pretty, functional, successful iPhone app already in the App Store. Then out comes the iPhone 5 with its new dimensions and retina display. What kind of changes will you need to make to accommodate these new features? Darrell Etherington over at TechCrunch asked two “developers of varying technical expertise and experience” that question. Here’s a sneak peek at what he came up with.
Milen Dzhumerov, developer of Clear:
The amount of work depends solely on whether the interface in question is inherently stretchable. For example, a lot of applications are size-constrained thus they employ scrollviews. For those types of applications, supporting the new screen should be a matter of removing assumptions in any layout code about the screen height.