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Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android by Michael Eierman, Jakob Iversen

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12. Tables in iOS: Navigation and Information Display

One of the big innovations on the small screen is the introduction of structured content that can be scrolled up and down and that allows for drilling down for more detailed content. On Android, this pattern of navigation is called Lists, as described in Chapter 6, “Lists in Android: Navigation and Information Display.” On iOS, it is called Tables and has a number of built-in but very customizable layouts and controls. The Tables layout is used in many apps you use every day and in many of the built-in apps that come with iOS devices.

Anytime you see data presented in a single-column format, whether it’s in the Settings app, the list of Music in the iTunes app, or the list of emails in the ...

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