Google New Aspect ratio to 18:9 : Developers Need to Upgrade Their App

This era is surrounded by the digital assistance for us in almost every aspect. We are too much depended on the technology that we can even bear the thought of life without it. Smartphones are the core reason to enhance this relationship between us and technology. Mobile applications day by day taking over every service that has been present non-digitally and transforming this world.

Google play store is the largest app store in mobile app world. Developers needs to create and update with new and attractive features to get more users. But it’s not the only problem in their way, they also need to follow some compliances set by the Google. These rules must be followed in order to make the app compatible for the android users.

According to latest mobile app technology news, Google again gives some tweak to the developer with new resolution update.

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18:9 is new expected ratio for developers

Google changes the aspect ratio for the application and politely reminding the developers to do follow it. This new aspect ratio should be considered by the developers in order to save users from user interface issue.

LG and Samsung have already Followed the same when LG launched its G6 they have mentioned about 18:9 ratio display.This new upgraded ratio allows two squares to allowed to displayed to next each other socially very great for VR. Samsung with its S8 started following this display ratio.

Most of the application now when run on these smartphones shows a black bar, above and below the user interface of the application. This is because this application still follows the aspect ratio of 16:9 which is required by most of the smartphones now.

Conclusion

Developers are advised to update their app with maximum supported ration as soon as possible. Not enhancing the aspect ratio can result in bad user experience and cause your app some problems. As new smartphones are adopting 18:9 aspect ratio display it will be great to see upcoming phones go for the same.

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Originally published at mobileappdaily.com on May 1, 2017.