List of Apps with Non-Updated/Poor Text on Retina Display

JimAtLaw

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I use the iPad to read the Wall Street Journal, and I noticed that the text was a little fuzzy on my new iPad and then compared it to my iPad 2 - it is noticeably blocky in the app on the iPad 3 and I believe it actually looks worse on the new one than it does on the iPad 2. I'm guessing they're using some kind of custom text settings here which are precisely defined based on the parameters of the iPad 2's screen.

I seem to recall reading that the Kindle app had a similar issue.

Are there other reader apps out there using text that does not properly scale for the new display?
 

laurenr

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Apps like Goodreader, iBooks, and many others, whose developers have updated to support the new display, will show incredibly sharp text
 

mattburley7

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I think Facebook and the weather channel for iPad look horrible. Especially the weather channel icon on my iPad it looks blurry :eek:
 

Jason S.

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I think Facebook and the weather channel for iPad look horrible. Especially the weather channel icon on my iPad it looks blurry :eek:
The Weather Channel's icon is horrible. It was horrible on the iPad 2 also. They really need to just get rid of the gray border and let iOS take care of the rounded corners, because obviously they don't know how to make an icon...
 

mattburley7

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The Weather Channel's icon is horrible. It was horrible on the iPad 2 also. They really need to just get rid of the gray border and let iOS take care of the rounded corners, because obviously they don't know how to make an icon...
yeah the icon needs to look more like the one for iphone.
 

colmaclean

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Apps like Goodreader, iBooks, and many others, whose developers have updated to support the new display, will show incredibly sharp text
Goodreader's PDF viewer isn't Retina yet. Tried the same PDF in iBooks and the difference was very apparent.
 

Loge

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Goodreader does not have an update yet and the text is looking quite blocky, but PDF Expert is looking great though.
 

tivoboy

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yes, the WSJ app at the moment is just poor. Very blotchy, of course it simply hasn't been updated. But, i'm surprised since the WSJ is one of the premier reading apps on the ipad, truly showing the power of the tablet device and what the platform CAN offer - and has been a big seller for WSJ, still the largest digital content seller by FAR. I'm just surprised they wouldn't have updated it prior to launch, like the NYTIMES did with THEIR ipad app, which looks great BTW.