1. Dustin Haley's Avatar
    Southwest's app only requires iOS 4.3, and I was curious if this means that as such they are unable to take advantage of all the advancements that have come along since that was released...?

    It seems as if their app is just a port from their mobile website, both of which are pretty slow, terribly designed, and just over all subpar. I wanted to write a good review, so open to info to include in that.
    05-21-2014 12:50 PM
  2. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    It can depend on when it was last updated as a factor.
    05-21-2014 12:59 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If you're referring to the Southwest Airline app, it states that it requires iOS 4.3 or later.

    Question regarding apps that only require iOS 4.3... e.g. Southwest-skitch.png
    05-21-2014 01:00 PM
  4. Dustin Haley's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply!

    I know it only requires iOS 4.3... Let me try and rephrase my question.

    Since they only require iOS 4.3, can the app take advantage of APIs and such that have come out since 4.3 was released?

    Or put another way, with the current 4.3 requirement, can the app still implement passbook and other advancements in iOS 5,6, and 7...? If of course the users have their phones updated to new versions of iOS.

    I just feel that having such low requirements is limiting what they could do with their app, but wasn't sure if I was correct in my thinking.
    05-22-2014 10:09 AM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    You're sort of correct. The devs could implement various checks in the code for what device and iOS version you are running and have code that executes (or not) based on that. However I have no idea if the Southwest app does this. If it doesn't, then yes it is restricted to the APIs present in iOS 4.3.
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    05-22-2014 10:35 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It was updated May 20, 2014. So it's up to date and is optimized for iPhone 5 sized screen. I think it's good to go. As far as the site itself being slow, that's a different issue. Just because it's still good for 4.3 doesn't mean it's not good for 7.1.1.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    05-22-2014 12:44 PM

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