Lexicon

Fall Back

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EN See graceful degradation. A fall back can be a static image that is shown when the device you are using isn't powerful enough to run a movie. Or if you have an animation or a 3D Configurator (which asks for more processing power) in your app you might want to foresee a fallback image so that outdated users don't think your app is broken but get notified their device is going to break.


NL Zie ook Graceful Degradation. Een fallback is een soort noodprocedure. Het kan een statische afbeelding zijn die getoond wordt wanneer een apparaat dat je gebruikt niet krachtig genoeg is om een film af te spelen. Of als je een animatie of 3D configurator (die een groter verwerkingsvermogen vereisen) hebt in je app, is het misschien handig om een fallback-afbeelding te voorzien. Zo denken gebruikers met een verouderde versie niet dat de app kapot is, maar krijgen ze de melding dat hun toestel op het punt staat het te begeven.


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