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Head First iPhone and iPad Development, 3rd Edition by Dan Pilone, Tracey Pilone

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Chapter 5. Multiview Applications: It’s all about the details

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Most iOS apps have more than one view. We’ve gotten this app off to a quick start using built-in templates and doing some really nice updates to the table view. Now it’s time to dive into the details, setting up the new view and working with the navigation between them. Because most of the widely used apps up on the store are giving you a good and easy way to work through a lot of data. Spin City is doing just that—giving users an easier way to get through the records than flipping through boxes!

An app with a view...

Spin City’s app is up and running with a nice table view and the data in the app. Now that we have the overview of the data, it’s time to get into some details. This is the detail view that we came up with earlier.

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Detail views are everywhere

Lots of applications use detail views and anybody who’s used them has a rough idea of what they’re about. It’s zooming in on data, which means for the most part it’s the bottom of the hierarchical view stack and gives information down to the finest grain detail the app can provide.

They are also used to shift the user into a different mode of the application (think going into your wall in the Facebook app and leaving your news feed). Because applications have become more complicated, ...

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