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iPhone User Interface Cookbook by Cameron Banga

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Providing variety through a Tab Bar

The Tab Bar is an extraordinary way to allow quick access to several different modes inside of our application. Each tab can provide a distinct function within the application, which works well when attempting to integrate several distinguishable features into our work.

In this recipe, we'll discuss the key characteristics of Tab Bar navigation based applications. We'll also discuss appropriate uses of the interface element as well.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we should attempt to have access to both an iPhone and iPad, as Tab Bars can vary slightly between devices.

How to do it...

We use the Tab Bar inside of our application due to its ease of integration and structural simplicity for users. Because it's an ...

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