Chapter 8. Split Views and Modal Modes

With the iPhone's tiny screen, it's natural to build interfaces that focus on one small portion of your app at a time. Cocoa Touch includes specialized UIViewController subclasses to facilitate this, letting you organize different views into tabs or navigable trees. On the iPad, however, we have a whole lot more space, so it makes sense to make better use of it!

In this chapter, you'll learn about the UISplitViewController, which lets you move some of your application's navigation structure into a view that appears to the left of your main content or in a floating popover accessible via a button in a toolbar.

We'll also take a look at the new types of modal displays that can be used on the iPad, which give ...

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