Cross Platform App Design Guest Post with AppFurnace
I’ve got a guest post over on the lovely AppFurnace people’s blog (we’ve been borrowing their iPad a lot recently – thanks, btw!)
Designing an app or a game for more than one platform is something that needs a bit of thought and planning. Why would you choose cross-platform? You don’t have to but by doing so you are able to maximise the number of people who can use your creation. However there can be a downside to this maximising process; there is a danger you may dilute the functionality of your app as you stretch the concept to cover multiple platforms, so having to lose any specialisation. To further complicate matters, each platform (e.g. iPhone, iPad, Android, Playstation etc.) has its own features from both a technical, owner and from a user perspective.
Full article is here.