Android screen sizes aren’t as big a challenge for developers as you might think


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For years we’ve heard horror stories about mobile app developers trying to support the many screen sizes found on Android(s goog). As the story goes, it’s a far more complicated scenario than developing for iOS(s aapl) since there’s only a handful of different screens on Apple devices. Or is it? According to one developer, who writes apps for both platforms, Android screen fragmentation is a myth.

Russel Ivanovic from Shifty Jelly, maker of the popular Pocket Casts app for iOS and Android, shared his thoughts on this perception in a blog post, starting with this infamous and daunting graphic from 2013 that illustrates the many screens supported by Android:

android screen sizes 2013

Simply looking at the graphic, it’s easy to believe that supporting Android has to be more difficult for this reason. Not so, says Ivanovic:

“It’s not that hard, and honestly causes us less headaches than most people imagine. Firstly, the tools…

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