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Platform Version Compatibility

January 24, 2023

Platform version compatibility refers to the ability of a mobile app to run correctly on different versions of a specific operating system. For example, an app compatible with different versions of iOS will work seamlessly on devices that are running older or newer versions of iOS.

When a new version of an operating system is released, it often includes changes to the system’s APIs, security features, and other components that can affect the app’s functionality. As a result, an app developed and tested on an older version of the OS may not work correctly on the newer version.

To ensure platform version compatibility, mobile app developers need to test their apps on different versions of the OS and make any necessary updates to ensure that the app continues to work correctly. This can include updating the app to use new APIs, making changes to the app’s layout and design, and addressing any security issues.

It’s important to note that not all users will have the latest operating system version, and if an app is not compatible with older versions of the OS, it will limit the app’s audience.

Also, See: Device Compatibility

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