Tables provide an interaction class that works particularly well on a small, cramped device. Many if not most apps that ship with the iPhone and iPod touch center on tables, including Settings, iPod, YouTube, Stocks, and Weather. The iPhone’s limited screen size makes tables, with their scrolling and individual item selection, an ideal way to deliver information and content in simple easy-to-manipulate form. In this chapter, you discover how iPhone tables work, what kinds of tables are available to you as a developer, and how you can use table features in your own programs.
The standard iPhone table consists of a simple scrolling list of individual cells, providing an interactive ...