Twitter overhauls iPad app with responsive design, promises future unified updates


Twitter’s main app has actually often lagged behind the iPhone version when it comes to design and functions, but today the business has announced a significant update that modifications that. Twitter for iOS today has actually been updated to bring the same iPhone-style interface to the iPad, as well as numerous of the features that were previously iPhone-only.

The brand-new Twitter user interface on iPad is essentially a scaled up variation of the iPhone user interface, which isn’t really always a great thing. In portrait mode it looks all right, however in landscape mode, there is a plentiful amount of blank white area on either sides of the actual timeline.

Twitter explained its reasoning for unifying the design of its iOS app in an article. The company explained that it has actually taken a “responsive philosophy” with the new user interface and has established a framework for quickly keeping a consistent user interface on several sized devices.

Reading your Timeline needs to be a fantastic experience on any iOS device, no matter the screen size or orientation. For this factor, we have to think about various devices and their characteristics. So we constructed our own responsive system, beginning with the typographic aspects that make an excellent reading experience, and built from there.

Characteristics we look at consist of:

  • type of device (phone or tablet)
  • orientation
  • canvas (size of the present view)
  • size class (whether the canvas is small and compact or broad and expansive)
  • typographic settings and restrictions

With the unification, nevertheless, come some advantages. Features that were previously offered just on the iPhone are now readily available on the iPad. This includes Twitter’s brand-new quote performance which previously was unsupported on the iPad.

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The new Twitter for iPad update is presenting now on the App Store. It appears, however, that the real interface isn’t really consisted of in the upgrade via the App Store and is presenting slowly on an account-by-account basis.

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