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Screenshots too small in App World. Why?

Hello,

 

As I'm getting my first app ready for sumission, I just took a round to App World to see how other Playbook apps look like.

 

I noticed that the required screenshots of app are 640x640, but on the App World they are 300x175. It's really hard to notice any details of the application UI. And I think which can impact negatively since user cannot see the app's complete details.

 

I like to ask guys taking care of the App World, kindly at least show 50% size of the actual screenshot, so user is well aware what he is buying.

 

Or there should be an option to popup-zoom to 100% view when user clicks the screenshot.

 

I think this is really small compared to actual size 1024x600. What you guys think?

 

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Re: Screenshots too small in App World. Why?

They're working on changes to App World.   Also, what most users will see (I think) is whatever it looks like in the PlayBook itself, where it may well be shown at full 640x375.

 

All will be well...


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Re: Screenshots too small in App World. Why?

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hey challenger,

 

yeah we were just dicussing this in the other thread. most likely they are aware of this (increased the screen shot size i think in the vendor portal). right now they are probably just using the old system that only accomadated phones. they will most likely introduce a complete overhaul when the playbook is released to the general population. but i do agree, they make our apps look like crud at the moment.

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Re: Screenshots too small in App World. Why?

Hey guys,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

Good to know that they are working on an update. I was a bit worried as I spent more of time with my app's graphics. And wanted the end-users should be able to notice the details.

 

I think RIM should also enable beta view of the new App World update they are working on, so they can gather more feedback from developers, as well as end-users. Just a suggestion.

 

I'm sure the update will be cool and quite competitive Smiley Happy

 

Best regards,

 

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Re: Screenshots too small in App World. Why?

 


chall3ng3r wrote:

I think RIM should also enable beta view of the new App World update they are working on, so they can gather more feedback from developers, as well as end-users. Just a suggestion.


Tee-hee.  You don't know RIM very well yet, do you?  ;-)

 


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Re: Screenshots too small in App World. Why?

Hehe...

 

I'm coming from the Nokia side, and been in tons of beta programs all the time. I like giving feedback when things are in betas Smiley Very Happy

 

I am just learning about RIM... Not sure yet how they operate stuff around here, but eventually get it Smiley Happy

 

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