Is it worth it to convert iPad app to universal?

I know it's possible to convert an iPad app to a universal app, my question is is it worth it.

All the app does, is it shows an initial screen with a list of servers that it detects using UDP broadcasts. Once a user clicks on one, it loads a page from that server into a UIWebViewControl. That's it. It's pretty simple. I've looked at converting an exiting iPad app to a universal app and don't really like the process. My main hang up is understanding interface builder without the convenience of storyboard, especially the way the original coder had set it up. I'm also not sure how to make the app load a different view for the iPhone / iPod than it does for the iPad.

That being said, should I convert the app or just re-write it?
Curtis LongAsked:
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IT-ShrekCommented:
Hello,

Since you are more familiar with the rebuilding process than the converting process, I think you should rewrite it. The contents you describes didn't sound too complex.

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Curtis LongAuthor Commented:
That's what I'm thinking too. I guess the question would be if we re-write the app as a universal app, we can put that out as an update without having to re-charge the users to download it correct? IE the users who have already purchased the app for their iPad can install and run it on their iPhone without paying anything extra.
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IT-ShrekCommented:
I have seen Apps that where completely rewritten and published as update, so this should be possible.

Shrek
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