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Application Migration and Porting for iPhone/iPad
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by Vishal Arora on Wednesday, 09 November 2011
Application Migration and Porting for iPhone/iPad


iPhone development has ruled over the smartphone application development market. But with the advent of the iPad a lot of applications developed for the iPhones are being ported and migrated to the new platform. With a large screen size and more user control iPad has emerged a new market of smartphones and netbooks as this latest gadget is selling like hot cakes. Thanks to features such as 9.7 inch LED-backlit display, high graphics, Apple A4 processor and a greater storage capacity, iPad is a greater opportunity for variety of application development.

 

Mobile developers are increasingly working on the migration of apps to this new platform. This allows users to use some of the most used iPhone applications on their iPads.  With close to 140000 applications available on the iPhone platform, iPhone developers are finding their hand full of work. They are using the latest tools and coding techniques to enthrall the users with the same kind or experience with these apps as is the case with iPhones.

 

Tips For iPhone to iPad Migration and Porting

 

  • Screen Size – One of the major difference between the iPhone and the iPad lies with the screen size. Dragging UI element won’t help your cause and you will have to use the auto sizing and rotation support features while you are porting and application from the iPhone to the iPad. You might have to change the size of the user interface elements in the controller classes dynamically.
  • Functionalities – Simple migration an application to the iPad won’t make it popular. Keep in mind that iPads offer you the opportunity to add a lot more functionalities to your application thanks to its advanced features and better processing speeds. You need to customize the application before you migrate.
  • Content Modification – Be it pictures, texts or multimedia elements they need to be modified when you migrate to the iPad. It may simply be in increasing the placement of the images or increasing the size of the fonts.
  • Testing – In the last phase you need to test this application after migration to check for all the functionalities. Use the iPad simulator to run these tests and ensure that all the functions smoothly.

 

This migration and porting requires in-depth knowledge on iPhone development. It involves a lot of complexities which can only be handled by expert mobile developers. Evon Technologies has emerged as one of the front runners in the migration and porting of applications from the iPhones to the iPads. The company boasts of having some of the best iPhone developers in the whole of India who have worked on a varied genre of applications. They offer flawless iPod Application Migration to iPad and iPhone Application Migration Operating as an offshore development firm they also offer huge cost advantage over others.

 



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Vishal Arora, a techie with Evon and an avid reader.He writes for Evon on various platforms.

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