Why cards, browse pages and banners are not scaling in android - Adobe DPS 2015?

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lafleming12

15-02-2016

We are having a couple of issues with an Android app built from an Adobe DPS 2015 project.  The app displays beautifully on the iPad but not so much on android. Note that the droid app is being tested via a custom app .apk file

1. The banner we have created at the top of the page is not scaling on android. See comparison photos for iPad vs Android. What can be done to remedy this?

iPad Screenshot_banner.pngdroid Screenshot_banner.png

2. Articles are scaling just fine in android but the browse pages and cards are not accommodating for the android nav bar at the bottom of the screen. They type is cropped off and you can't scroll any further to see it.  Aside from re-designing cards to move all type to the top, is there any way to remedy this?  See comparison photos for iPad vs Android. .

iPad Screenshot_text.pngdroid Screenshot_cutoff text.png

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17-02-2016

I owe you $0.01!!!  We checked "full image" (even though that was the default) and sure enough, the banner and cards are now scaling correctly on the android device. Thanks so much for the tip. Saved us a ton of work and we can stay in-budget on this project.

A few additional thoughts for those running into similar issues:

1. davidhicks_dps has some really good suggestions listed above to fine-tune the cards so that they have a better appearance on Android. If simply choosing the "full image" option doesn't do it for you, you can fine turn further using his % tip

2. We also changed our card design so that the title is at the top of the card instead of the bottom (full image with title on top of photo). This better accommodates devices where the "fold" may be different than you planned for so that a user can at least see what the card is without too much scrolling. There is more scrolling on the android devices due to the 16:9 ratio so the benefit is more obvious there

One issue crossed off the list.....moving on with our final testing!