Today we take a look at the new iOS 8 size classes that were introduced to the world at WWDC, and what they might mean for the future. All indications are that larger iPhones are coming this fall, and there are other rumors of a split-screen iPad. If iPhone windows get bigger, and iPad windows get smaller, will the line between the two devices start to blur? What might that mean for developers who sell separate iPhone and iPad versions of their apps? Will all apps be expected to be Universal? We consider those questions and more in today’s discussion.
Show Notes & Links
- Blurring the Lines Between iPhone and iPad – Charles’ blog post on iOS 8 size classes and new device sizes
- Thinking In Terms Of iOS 8 Size Classes by Justin Williams – a great introduction to the size classes introduced to iOS 8
- Session 216: Building Adaptive Apps with UIKit – the session from WWDC 2014 where size classes and adaptive design are explained
- Iterate 71: Joe Cieplinski of Bombing Brain – Joe was recently a guest on the Iterate podcast, on which he touched on these topics
- Session 302: The New iTunes Connect – the session from WWDC 2014 where app bundles and other new features of iTunes Connect are discussed