How iOS 7 will change app layouts

jbenkelman

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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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In terms of overall appearance, the current Google Maps app is a good example.
 

jbenkelman

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In terms of overall appearance, the current Google Maps app is a good example.
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.
 

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jbenkelman

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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.
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.
 

batting1000

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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/community/question/?id=10151338244282890&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).
 

batting1000

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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/community/question/?id=10151338244282890&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).
Read this.... ^
 

jbenkelman

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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.
 

batting1000

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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.
Like I said, the bottom bar thing is NOT iOS 7 related. It's Facebook account related issue/bug.