Apple alerts developers that existing app updates will need to be 64-bit by June 1, 2015

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  • Reply 21 of 26
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    d4njvrzf wrote: »
    Unless their app uses the NDK, Android developers don't need to do anything special to make their apps support 64-bit CPUs. With ART, apps are distributed as portable bytecode and are compiled to native code at install time. The final compilation to assembler takes place on the end users' devices rather on the developer's computer.

    No wonder Android devices are laggy.
  • Reply 22 of 26
    melgross wrote: »
    The count was likely done on the fingers.

    January....one
    February..two
    March......three
    April.........four
    May..........five
    June........six

    Plus what left in December, and we get 6.5 months.

    That the problem with finger counting. Are we using the front edge of the finger, or the back edge?

    The deadline is June 1st, which is EXACTLY 5 1/2 months from today. The method that you used to count must not be as accurate as you thought.
  • Reply 23 of 26

    Apple began alerting developers to the 64-bit requirement for new applications in October

     

    Nov            1

    Dec            1

    Jan             1

    Feb             1

    Mar            1

    Apr             1

    May            1

    Total           7

    Does this look right? Not that it really matters

  • Reply 24 of 26
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,727member
    mpantone wrote: »

    Actually, mcarling is right.

    You can't count June as the sixth month as the app updates need to be 64-bit by June 1st, not June 30th. That means the last 32-bit update could be submitted May 31st (assuming Apple accepts the upload).

    With more than half of December gone, it really is 5.5 months: January (1), February (2), March (3), April (4), May (5), plus whatever's left of December.

    The point I was making is that he is right. That's what my comment about the front or the back of the finger meant. If you count with the front of the finger, you get the beginning of the month. If you count with the back, you get the end of the month. So counting to June with the front of the finger gives you June 1, which is as it should be, at 5.5 months. Count with the back of the finger, or the entire finger, gives you the end of the month.

    It was a joke. Get it?
  • Reply 25 of 26
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,727member
    d4njvrzf wrote: »
    Unless their app uses the NDK, Android developers don't need to do anything special to make their apps support 64-bit CPUs. With ART, apps are distributed as portable bytecode and are compiled to native code at install time. The final compilation to assembler takes place on the end users' devices rather on the developer's computer.

    Ah, if it were only that simple. We can all remember Google's standards, and guidelines, for independent Rez. That didn't work out either. You still need to do manual work on these things, unless the app is very simple. I'd be willing to bet that Apple has this worked out better than Google does.
  • Reply 26 of 26
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,727member
    moreck wrote: »
    The deadline is June 1st, which is EXACTLY 5 1/2 months from today. The method that you used to count must not be as accurate as you thought.

    I see you didn't get the joke either. Oh well.
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