martedì 1 ottobre 2013

DVLUP - Support ALL Windows Phone 8 screen resolutions

The DVLUP is web-based community and rewards program for Windows Phone app developers.
The developers can complete challenges to get points and then get prizes.

Very nice! But...
what is the challenge requirement "Support ALL Windows Phone 8 screen resolutions"?

It creates a lot of confusion to devs:
  • It needs a wp8 app?
  • I can submit a wp7 app?
  • My app needs both xap versions?
  • I need multiple splashscreen?
  • The app needs icons and tiles with high resolution?

The answer from DVLUP team:

"The challenge requirement to support all Windows Phone 8 screen resolutions is to cover the different screen sizes on the different Lumia phones (HD720P (720x1280), WVGA (480x800) and WXGA (768x1280)).
 A Windows Phone 7 app may run in these resolutions but be scaled and not use the entire screen. The challenge requirement as that the app use the full screen without scaling or cropping."