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Is unreal good for building mobile apps

Hi, unreal is probably good for building mobile games, but I need to make an app for Android and iOS. I was wondering if it has everything for apps. App doesnt need to be too complex, so I need only basic staff. The reason why I want to use unreal or maybe unity is that I need to implement 3d model in app, which will be able to rotate around its center on dragging(showcasing or something like that). And I dont know if its possible anywhere else.

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asked Sep 23 '17 at 02:41 PM in Using UE4

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Yes, unreal is great for building mobile apps.

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answered Sep 23 '17 at 04:15 PM

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avatar image GetCrab Sep 25 '17 at 04:53 PM

Hi, thank you for your answer and sorry for late response, but I decided to go with unreal and was wondering if you know for any tutorial on making mobile apps, I cant find any.

avatar image salm Sep 25 '17 at 05:03 PM

Android or IOS? Just search for "unreal engine getting started android". There should be tons of info. if you have a specific issue, go ahead and ask here.

Do you have experience writing mobile apps?

avatar image GetCrab Sep 25 '17 at 05:05 PM

Its for Android, I dont have experience with writing apps, but I have some in unreal.

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avatar image GetCrab Sep 27 '17 at 08:13 AM

Can you give me a hint how do u make actual apps, with widgets? Thank you and I promise I wont bother you anymore.

avatar image salm Sep 27 '17 at 12:09 PM

Try running a UMG example. It should handle touch input.

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if you focus on mobile platform please choose unity engine, trust me i have a lot of pain experience lol

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answered Aug 09 '18 at 04:52 AM

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My experience with Unreal on Android was this: If your game is small and really simple, Unreal might not be the best option. The package got way bigger than it needed. You might get a 30mb game while the same game made with another tools might got around 10mb. That's because the Unreal core for Android is already big.

But the packages won't grow much, once you got it work, the additional content will not make your packages grow that much.

Another point is to about your develop itself, since it's quite easy to create wonderful visual effects on Unreal, you may trap yourself on amazing graphics on PC tests that got really slow on mobile devices (I, personally, falled on that WAY too much!)

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answered Sep 26 '17 at 02:12 PM

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I am new to Unreal and I have 8 years of experience on Unity.

I have found no documentation whatsoever for mobile development. And I have been stuck for 2 weeks replicating a simple AR app that I already did on Unity in 4 hours.

I am not joking... There is absolutely no documentation for professional AR development.

I will tell you even more... If you want to use the latest ARCore version, you will have to build Unreal from source code! Don't believe me? check for yourself the official ARCore quickstart for Unreal ("QUICK"start lol)... https://developers.google.com/ar/develop/unreal/quickstart

For mobile development, Unity is year-lights ahead of Unreal in terms of documentation. For other platforms, I have no idea.

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answered Sep 10 '18 at 03:15 PM

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avatar image rasamaya Dec 13 '18 at 05:01 PM

Dont get discouraged by the new users aggressive comments, I make mobile apps and AR and VR in Unreal. Most is documented, and the answers are usually out there. Our last few projects require no building of engine and we stayed in blueprints for everything, literally. Feel free to pm me, if your not getting help on something. But please look through Unreals amazing documentation first and in the forums, I am pretty busy.

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Yes, Unreal Engine is good for mobile game development, too because it has some advantages:

  • Unreal Engine has better characteristics for the different types of graphics.

  • For a wide variety of situations, Unreal Engine has more tools and functionality, which is not present in other games with a similar type.

  • Due to different functions rendering technology is more efficient and faster than other games. This game engine actually runs quite fast.

  • Making changes in the game is quite easy, you just need to have knowledge about C++.

Also, you can go through its documentation: https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-US/Platforms/Mobile/index.html

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answered Jun 21 '19 at 01:35 PM

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