Articles tagged with 'iPadOS'

  1. Recreating the iPadOS Settings App Navigation Bar Style
  2. 4 May

    With the release of iPadOS in 2019, Apple confirmed their commitment to treating the iPad as a serious computing platform in its own right. Additions to the user interface such as slide-over and split-view multitasking, App Exposé, redesigned sidebars, and Multi-Window UIs all demonstrate how Apple is focussed on transitioning iPad from a content consumption device to a "traditional computer" replacement for many users. As their technical underpinnings are identical, iPadOS is primarily differentiated from iOS via changes to the user interface of the operating system. Read more…

  3. Fixing Multi-Level UINavigation​Controller Menu Layouts in UISplitView​Controller on iOS 14
  4. 20 Jan

    With the release of iPadOS 14, Apple introduced a new sidebar style for app navigation, designed to provide quick access to top level collections of application content. Sidebars allow users to quickly navigate to the data that they care about, and also provide a user interface that easily adapts to macOS when built using Catalyst. Building a sidebar-style app starts with using a UISplitViewController, so let's begin by taking a look at the new APIs added in iPadOS 14 to facilitate this new kind of app design. Read more…

  5. Advanced Multi-window UIs on iPadOS with Drag & Drop and State Restoration
  6. 2 Jan

    WWDC 2019 saw the introduction of a new operating system - iPadOS - for iPad. The first features of iPadOS listed on Apple's webpage that distinguish it from iOS are Slide Over, Split View, Apps in Multiple Spaces, and App Exposé. All of these features are powered by iPadOS's multi-window user interface, and today we are going to explore how to leverage these features in your apps using the powerful new "scene" APIs introduced with iPadOS. You will see that with a relatively small architectural change, your app will benefit from multi-window support. With a little bit more work, your app can support multiple scenes to support the various different workflows of your power users. Let's get started! Read more…