Maximizing User Experience on SHIELD Portable

NVIDIA® SHIELD™portable is an exciting new platform for mobile game and application developers. SHIELD portable is a powerful platform with a built-in, folding screen, powerful, tuned speakers, wifi, bluetooth, built-in joysticks, DPAD, and button controls.

The unique features and form factor of SHIELD portable require developers to follow a few additional guidelines when coding their application. The goal of this document is to ensure that games and applications:

IMPORTANT: SHIELD portable has some important differences with respect to other Android devices. Failing to heed the warnings in this document can result in your application being filtered from the Google Play Store on SHIELD portable. These cases are carefully marked with warnings like these.

The following sections list the high-level items to review or code for in your game in order to provide the best user experience on SHIELD portable.




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