How iOS 7 will change app layouts

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by jbenkelman, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. jbenkelman, Jun 18, 2013
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    jbenkelman macrumors 6502

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    iOS 7, love it or hate it, is a game changed. The stock apps have raised the bar in terms of text and screen usage. Why have an iPhone 5 with a bigger screen when your apps limit that screen by closing everything in with bars and buttons right?

    The safari app and its translucent and disappearing bars is a perfect example of how an app should work. I feel like my screen has increased in size DRAMATICALLY.

    I am interested to see how 3rd party app developers are going to take this example and run with it. I think that once my apps have updated to match this beautiful new software, the whole experience and feel of the iPhone will make sense to those who have yet to join the "fanboy" party.

    Today Facebook update has lead me to wonder if the changes are already starting to make their way onto our phones. Gone is the left side navigation bar, and a new sleek row of icons has been added. Simply make that translucent, and have it disappear when scrolling and the app will be iOS 7 ready.

    I look forward to the following app updates

    Twitter
    Instagram
    Mailbox
    Dropbox
    Amazon
    Any forum app
    YouTube

    Any that you can't wait to see join the party?

    EDIT- The Facebook app bottom bar has since been proved to be an error that only some proper have seen. An app restart sent it back to normal.
     

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  2. syd430 Guest

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    In terms of overall appearance, the current Google Maps app is a good example.
     
  3. jbenkelman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. It is using as much screen as possible. I can't wait to see these apps going top to bottom. The new weather app literally just lays the status bar over the app. I think it looks sharp and gives the app developers more to work with.
     
  4. jonathan.c macrumors newbie

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    That screenshot of Facebook is old. That's not how it looks.
     
  5. jbenkelman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Orrrrrrr I just took it a minute before I posted this? Why would I use an old one??
     
  6. YeahBuddy macrumors regular

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    Have you updated the app recently? I can't remember the last time Facebook had a menu bar at the bottom.
     
  7. jbenkelman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes. Just this evening. That's what inspired this post.
     
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    there was a Facebook app update today
     
  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Except that my Facebook update today (v6.2) doesn't look like that. It's still has the right and left sliding drawers.
     

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    Yes, I did the update. And it didn't remove either of my left or right sliding drawers. Nor did it add a menu bar to the bottom.

    Exactly.
     
  11. jbenkelman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm. Are you both running iOS 6 or 7?

    Looking at the all store, the screen shots don't have the bar either??

    Now I'm confused and intrigued.
     
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I'm on 7.
     
  13. rmeadejr macrumors 6502a

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    just checked mine and it looks like yours with the bottoms on top
     
  14. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I had this issue too and can confirm it's account related, not iOS 7 related.

    https://www.facebook.com/help/commu...8244282890&ref=notif&notif_t=answers_answered

    My black bar, which I had in iOS 6, went away with today's Facebook app update. Not sure why the problem exits in the first place but it seems to be somewhat widespread. The conversation in the link above appears to have stopped about a month ago, but I still had the bottom bar up until today (I had it ever since that original Chat Heads update).
     
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    I have no bar on today's update, the overall FB is the new FB though xD
     
  16. jbenkelman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    After an uninstall and reinstall the bar is gone...
     
  17. YeahBuddy macrumors regular

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    I'm on 7 as well, but even with 6 I had no bar.
     
  18. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Closing and reopening the app will bring it back. Read my post above ^
     
  19. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Same. The bar went away a loooooong time ago in favor of the drawers.
     
  20. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

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    In the keynote, didn't they demonstrate pulling from the left and right would reveal hidden menus?
     
  21. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Read this.... ^
     
  22. jbenkelman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There was a developer video that encouraged them to get rid of buttons and words and just choose one or the other.

    I thought we would be seeing more of the drawers in the stock apps as well. Would have been a good way do know where quick settings for individual apps was located.
     
  23. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Like I said, the bottom bar thing is NOT iOS 7 related. It's Facebook account related issue/bug.
     
  24. jbenkelman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not talking about Facebook. I understand that. Just saying in general.
     
  25. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It definitely isn't supposed to be a bar at the bottom. See Facebooks own screenshots in the App Store.
     

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