View Full Version : What is the best layout for an app?

Feb 13, 2012, 08:53 AM
Hi Everyone,

Im creating an iPhone app for my project and I have just done a user study for the 3 main layouts:

-tool bar layout
-tab bar layout
-table layout

I have all the results from my users however I am trying to add some technical details to my report and I'm struggling to find any information online regarding the 3 layouts, which one is better and why? every time I search on google I just get link about creating apps.

Does anyone have any good links to any web pages where they might of analysed the different layouts?



Feb 13, 2012, 08:59 AM
There is no answer to this question. Each is better in some cases and worse in others. If one was the best in all cases it would be the only one available.

Feb 13, 2012, 09:28 AM
You should be sure to read the iOS Human Interface Guidelines (https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/userexperience/conceptual/mobilehig/Introduction/Introduction.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40006556-CH1-SW1), and how Apple recommends the usage of bars.

Feb 13, 2012, 10:51 AM
is there anywhere where they are reviewed?

Feb 13, 2012, 10:56 AM
is there anywhere where they are reviewed?

Dejo just provided the link to Apple's docs explaining where it is best to use each.