Twitter's unifying its apps throughout iPhone and iPad

Twitter's unifying its apps across iPhone and iPad

Everyone’s preparing for tomorrow’s massive Apple occasion and that even consists of Twitter. Whereas the media briefing is probably going going to focus closely on a brand new iPhone, the microblogging service is trying to enhance its app on the iPad and convey it extra consistent with the experiences customers presently have on Cupertino’s handset. The replace hopes to deliver responsive design (how web sites adapt their layouts to totally different display sizes, routinely) to the forefront by specializing in a couple of key elements: canvas, gadget, orientation, measurement class and typography. Whereas a few of these might sound a bit arcane and extra for consumer interface designers than you or me, the lengthy and in need of it’s Twitter’s what it hopes are sensible, instantaneous selections to make utilizing its app on totally different-sized iOS units a cushty expertise.

Twitter says that it thinks of the app like a pyramid, the place content material width adjusts in relation to textual content-measurement modifications taking the highest spot; whereas features like profile headers must be modified slightly below that. The outfit goes on to say that when wanting on the course of from this lens, solely a handful of issues need to be razed wholesale on the base, like how direct messages seem on bigger screens. The place may you see this quickly? In what’s more likely to be an enormous speaking level tomorrow: iOS9’s multitasking/app-snapping function on the iPad.