01-27-2013 11:24 AM
01-27-2013 04:37 PM
01-29-2013 08:09 PM
Nook Simple Touch
01-30-2013 01:03 AM
Any application that relies upon hard-coded screen sizes (especially if using lots of image files -- like Scrabble tiles?) is likely to not run on an HD/+; if it did, the images would either appear 1/4 the size expected; or if the logic is scaling them up, very pixilated.
01-30-2013 08:30 AM
Losing those few apps is disappointing and I would love to understand what keeps some from working while most work fine.
What Wulfraed said.
Plus a bit of perspective as a developer.
1) Nook HD and HD+ use HD graphics so they are 3 times (approximately, for HD) to 4 times (approximately, for HD+) the memory use. The processor is only around 1.5 to 2 times better. Same for RAM.
So some apps need performance optimization to work fine on HD and HD+.
2) Resolution wise you need new graphics. Absolute must otherwise in most cases graphics will look terrible. Note: 1024 by 600 on Tablet Versus 1920 by 1280 on HD+ is a HUGE difference. 4 times exactly in number of pixels.
3) Nook HD and HD+ sales have underperformed (I'm not sure by how much). So, again, this reduces impetus for app developers to make HD and HD+ specific versions.
4) Switch to Android 4.0. It has some quirks of its own. I can tell you that the 'Android Updates don't affect apps' thing is a complete myth. As is the 'Android Apps just scale and work on any screen size'.
If you care about graphical quality and ease of use then there are no two ways - you have to do HD/HD+ level graphics and/or put effort into scaling everything right.
Basically, for the apps that work, you have two categories
1) Apps that just lucked out. All the changes didn't affect them.
2) Apps where developers put in the effort to make them work.
EA with Scrabble may be working on it or it might be waiting for the market to become bigger for HD and HD+.
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